Caucasian Mountain Dog

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Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service
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Originating from the Caucasus Mountain area, the Caucasian Mountain Dog was depended upon to guard villages and flocks. They were also used by the former Soviet government to guard factories and government facilities. In the United States they have earned a reputation as trustworthy service dogs. They are also known as the Caucasian Ovtcharka.
A strongly muscled, powerful, and athletic breed, the Caucasian Mountain Dog possesses a very distinctive head and expression. They are most often described as "bear-like". This ferocious defender's body is slightly longer than they are tall with males being more massive and females lighter in build.
The Caucasian Mountain Dog is affectionate, demonstrative, and gentle with family members. They are highly protective of their family and territory and extremely suspicious of strangers and dogs. This breed is even-tempered, steady, and possess keen senses. Any danger, real or perceived, will result in warning growls and barking. Caucasian Mountain Dog's will not hesitate to respond with lightening-quick speed to protect what or who belongs to them.
Frequent brushing is required to prevent the coat from tangles and matting. Bathing should only be done when necessary using a mild shampoo to protect the weather-resistant coat. There are no known health problems associated with the Caucasian Mountain Dog breed.
The Caucasian Mountain Dog has a double coat which is weather-resistant. The outer coat consists of coarse, longer guard hairs. The undercoat is soft, fine, and dense. There are three types of coats: long, medium, and short.
The Caucasian Mountain Dog is slow to mature and is headstrong. Early socialization is a must. Caucasian Mountain Dog's will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training should be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and reward.
The Caucasian Mountain Dog breed is not recommended for apartment or city dwelling. They do best in a rural setting with room to roam and run and a job to do.
100-150 lbs
Males: 25.5; Females: 24 inches
Piebald, brindle, white, cream, fawn, gray, red
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How much do Caucasian Mountain Dog puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Caucasian Mountain Dog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Caucasian Mountain Dog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Caucasian Mountain Dogs sold is $2,150.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Caucasian Mountain Dog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,400 upwards to $6,500 or even more for a Caucasian Mountain Dog with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Caucasian Mountain Dogs sold is $2,300.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,150.00
Average Price: $2,300.00
Top Quality: $3,400.00 to $6,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 627 Caucasian Mountain Dog puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Caucasian Mountain Dog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Caucasian Mountain Dogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Caucasian Mountain Dog Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 627 Caucasian Mountain Dog dogs.
  • 1. Bella
  • 2. Ivan
  • 3. Kira
  • 4. Bear
  • 5. Igor
  • 6. Masha
  • 7. Tarra
  • 8. Fiona
  • 9. Leo
  • 10. Olga
  • 11. Bestia
  • 12. Bruno
  • 13. Anastasia
  • 14. Baron
  • 15. Bayrak
  • 16. Big Boy
  • 17. Blue
  • 18. Blue Boy
  • 19. Boris
  • 20. Bravi

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Three generations ago, starting in 1932, our family began raising Caucasian shepherds and providing the guard dogs to the Interior Ministry of the Soviet Union (NKVD) for the purposes of the law enforcement, border security and protection of the government facilities. The descendants of our dogs formed the great breed that is internationally acclaimed today. Current Iz Gohrana's head George joined the family tradition in 1983. Under George’s leadership Iz Gohrana has gained further recognition and today our kennel has an established history of cooperation with the Russian Ministry of the Interior Affairs (MIA) Central Governance of the Non-Departmental Security and with the MIA’s Center of the Special-Purpose Security. Our Caucasian Shepherds successfully serve as guard dogs and watch dogs protecting various government facilities. Iz Gohrana became a registered Fédération Cynologique Internationale member in 2010. Today, George and his son Ilya work towards introducing the Caucasian Shepherd breed to the United States, and to provide the top quality puppies to the US families.

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Anonymous asked:
Im considering getting a Caucasian Shepherd, but i want to know if my experience is right for this breed. I haven't owned one before, but I've owned several Akitas that I was able to train and socialize very well. Im wondering if the Caucasian Shepherd has similar training needs or if they might require a more intense training than Akitas would?

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With your experience with an Akita and the knowledge that you are going to have to work with this breed for the rest of its life, I believe you may have what it takes to bring the best out in this breed. The loyalty, strength and dominance of this breed is similar to the Akita, but put out on a larger scale. This livestock guardian was born and bred to be fierce and let everyone know it. Make its own decisions and work whether a person is there or not. They are not a typical dog park dog, they are a breed that needs constant firm but positive handling; where they know who is the boss of the household. If you can do that for 10 - 12 years, then you're ready for a Caucasian Mountain Dog.

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Does the Caucasian Mountain Dog attack fowl if properly introduced as a puppy?

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The Caucasian Mountain Dog is a live stock guardian breed. This means that they were originally bred to live with / protective live stock. Fowl such as chickens, ducks, geese, ect. are considered live stock, but they are also considered 'small live stock' or 'small stock'. The Caucasian Mountain Dog is a very large breed of dog that would normally be used to live with / protect sheep, goats, horses, cattle, ect. not small fowl. If the dog is brought in as a puppy and trained properly, it may be alright. However, they are known for their protective instincts and high prey drive. Since fowl are small and can be very flighty; I do not think it would be in the best interest of the fowl to use a Caucasian Mountain Dog to live with / protect them.

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Everything in here mentions Caucasian Mountain Dogs being dog aggressive but are they cat aggressive as well?

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The Caucasian Mountain Dog is a very protective and independent breed of dog that is known for dog aggression, yes. However, this breed can be okay with other dogs if he/she is well socialized and trained as a puppy. As for cats, I would not suggest this breed if you are going to have any small pets. Cats are included in the small pets category as they look too much like fun to chase for this breed. Because of their large size, the Caucasian Mountain Dog could accidentally hurt the cat without wanting too as well.

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If I buy a Caucasian Mountain dog when it is a puppy, and introduce it to my other dog from the start, will it show aggression and fight my other dog?

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The Caucasian Mountain Dog is a very loyal, protective and naturally strong breed of dog. If you get a CMD as a puppy and raise it with other dogs, as long as the pack order is kept on track throughout the puppy-hood and adolescent age of the CMD, your two dogs should get along just fine.

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Will a Caucasian Mountain Dog accept other dogs into its pack/family?

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The Caucasian Mountain Dog is a very protective dog with a strong loyalty to its pack. The dog as a puppy should be well socialized with other dogs and know its place in the family. If properly socialized and trained, the dog could be alright with other dogs coming into the family/pack later on during the dogs life. But be wary as this breed when not properly trained and socialized will not react well to another dog or animal in it's family/pack.

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Updated: 5/21/2022