Larry the Therapy Dog Wants a Hug

Caucasian Shepherd Dog - Mad Dog

Above is Larry the Therapy Dog… no just kidding it’s not, it’s a freaking killing machine.

The website these pictures are from describe this as a Caucasian Shepherd Dog. The dog’s uses are supposedly for keeping live-stock protected in Russia, but I think it’s just used to train Predators when Aliens aren’t available… or used to eradicate swarms of the undead when things around Chernobyl go south.

In case you weren’t convinced that this isn’t a therapy dog, here’s one more shot incase the site is slow:

Caucasian Shepherd Dog - Mad Dog

… you should get one of these and give it to a friend with a small apartment for Christmas.

I have a mental picture of someone trying to paper-potty-train Satan’s Bowels (that’s what I named the dog in the picture) with a clicker… I don’t think he likes clickers.

Update #1: On a more serious note, reader Reno is actually from Georgia (the country) where this breed of dog originated and provided a great followup on the background of the Caucasian Shepard and where the blood line originated from (I added the links for anyone wanting to know more):

I am native of Georgia where the Caucasian Shepard comes from. When the Russian occupied us they took the dog and destroyed the petigree and made the killing machine of this dog. The original use of the dog is to shepard sheep flocks in the mountines. The dog has a magical capability to distinct the real threat from a false one. At the time the shelter the sheeps from wolfs on the mountines. According to tradition they can protect the flock from wolfs and kill the wolfs. Often the threat of wolf attact during the spring time when the bitch wolf has the heat period the wolf send one bitch to tease the dogs. Dogs are equipped with a special neclase not to be attracted by the bitch wolf. The real Georgian name of this race is NAGAZI in Georgian.

Pretty amazing that it is such an intelligent breed and bred to be a perfect protector of livestock; having the ability to intelligently discriminate against dangerous or non-dangerous targets.

Looking up the term “NAGAZI” does indeed seem to suggest the breeds are related. It is another very large looking shepherd:

and a bit more searching led me to this… which is adorable and I wanted to share:

Nagazi puppies.

Big thanks to Reno for providing the back story for us!

Update #2: Hot on the heels of Reno’s comment a native Russian reader Andrey has commented on the history of this dog:

I’m a native Russian, from kavkaz where this dog came from. There is a Georgian type of this breed but the overall breed is primarily recognized as Russian. IF it wasnt for Russians this breed would be gone today!!! In fact one of the official names of this beast is the Russian Kavkaskaya Ovcharka.

I looked up the breed that Andrey mentioned and Google suggested that I meant “Russian Kavkazskaya Ovcharka” instead. Sure enough it yielded more shots of what I can only describe as a demon monster dog that may or may-not feed on bear blood:

This looks more like a St. Bernard to me than a shepard, but I also fed my rabbit dog food for 6 months because I thought it was a pug… so I’m not great with discerning animal breeds as it is.

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57 Responses to “Larry the Therapy Dog Wants a Hug”

  1. Ben January 14, 2008 at 10:38 pm #

    Lol! That’s fucking awesome!

    • Jason M Stephens September 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

      Anyone ever seen the movie Creepshow? The dog looks like the monster from The Crate,

      • Riyad Kalla September 27, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

        hahha, Jason, this thing?

  2. manny January 15, 2008 at 9:57 pm #

    holy shit, thats a dog or a lion o0

  3. carlo June 18, 2008 at 6:57 pm #

    I was thinking take one like Larry for my small apartment in down town Montreal LOL

  4. Riyad Kalla June 18, 2008 at 7:28 pm #

    hahah, Carlo I agree, having a dog like this outside your front door would be awesome… no one would ever mess with you (but then again you’d never be able to get mail, or have a date over)

  5. chaya March 11, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    I’am a citizen of sri lanka a south asian country.
    i’am very fond of caucasian and read about them
    can you please let me know the process and procedures
    if i want to get a caucasian puppy down to my country

    • Uncle Sam January 17, 2011 at 11:46 am #

      In Sri Lanka??? No way!!!

    • flyingdutchman February 4, 2011 at 5:16 am #

      you hav to come in Georgia… we have too mach dogs!

  6. Riyad Kalla March 12, 2009 at 8:41 am #

    chaya,

    The trick is to cover your neck in BBQ sauce and then hang out around a Caucasian Shepard. You can then lead them back to your house where you can cuddle.

  7. Chris December 20, 2009 at 5:29 am #

    Holy shit, I had no idea these dogs were so hectic. I know a family that owns one of these. They have small children and the kids and dog love each other to bits (no pun intended). I watched a movie there once the dog just kept forcing its way into my side for a hug. No bullshit!

    • Abdrey August 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

      Oh yeah, this dog is VERY nice and loyal to family, no matter how crazy they go on strangers, they’ll love you to death, i have one of these!

      • Riyad Kalla August 15, 2010 at 9:11 am #

        Abdrey,

        If you have pictures of your dog we’ll add it to the story!

        • Abdrey August 16, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

          i got a ton of pics, but no him going crazy like that dog is.

          • Riyad Kalla August 17, 2010 at 10:46 am #

            Oh that’s fine, if you had a few of him being cute and fuzzy I would still add them to this post.

            Just to give a fair shake to the Caucasian Shepard so people don’t think they are all blood-thirsty nightmare machines :)

    • 52225 September 30, 2010 at 4:52 am #

      UR AN ASS WHOLE

  8. nusa September 9, 2010 at 5:50 am #

    ta ps te ubije

  9. Reno September 17, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    I am native of Georgia where the Caucasian Shepard comes from. When the Russian occupied us they took the dog and destroyed the petigree and made the killing machine of this dog. The original use of the dog is to shepard sheep flocks in the mountines. The dog has a magical capability to distinct the real threat from a false one. At the time the shelter the sheeps from wolfs on the mountines. According to tradition they can protect the flock from wolfs and kill the wolfs. Often the threat of wolf attact during the spring time when the bitch wolf has the heat period the wolf send one bitch to tease the dogs. Dogs are equipped with a special neclase not to be attracted by the bitch wolf. The real Georgian name of this race is NAGAZI in Georgian.

    • Riyad Kalla September 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

      Reno,

      I really appreciate you following up with a bit of background about he dog. I originally just read a bit about it in a joking context but know more about what happened to the dog is interesting.

      I’m updating the post with your comments for others interested in the background of the dog as well.

    • Andrey September 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

      I’m a native Russian, from kavkaz where this dog came from. There is a Georgian type of this breed but the overall breed is primarily recognized as Russian. IF it wasnt for Russians this breed would be gone today!!! In fact one of the official names of this beast is the Russian Kavkaskaya Ovcharka.

      • Riyad Kalla September 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

        Andrey,

        I’ll update the post with your comment as well. I know nothing of the history of this dog so I can’t speak to your or Reno’s comment; therefore I will represent both equally.

        Thank you for taking the time to comment.

        • Riyad Kalla September 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

          Andrey,

          I’m also curious why the breed would be gone today if it hadn’t been for the Russians. It looks like a powerful/helpful/important breed of dog, was it being replaced by another popular work breed or something else?

      • Reno September 18, 2010 at 6:34 am #

        First you occupy the territories and then you occupy everything that is there:-)
        This breed belongs to the mountines where Russians do not belong at all.
        Fortunately Georgia finally got rid of the Russian evil empire.

  10. marinax September 28, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    i had one.
    i live in southamerica, and a few were brought here by a russian man.
    they are indeed a good dog, but they need training and attention, not to become aggresive.
    i wouldnt recommend them for a family with small kids… but our dog lived with our cats, and never did any harm to them.
    ;)

    • Andrey September 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

      yep, they are usually very loyal to family and should not harm anyone, however I wouldn’t have one with little children like you said just to be on the safe side!

  11. Bob Barker November 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    I’m a little late to the conversation but I thought I would add my 2¢. The caucasian shepherd goes by a variety of names, yes there are names that trace it to Russia but the majority of there naming is to do with the mountain range that they were native to the Caucasus Mountians.

    The dogs actually were from what you could call an ancient breed, not through on particular race has this molossers been kept alive as is the way with most ancient molossers, a good example would be the famous dogs of Greece that have been breed with a multitude of different dogs through out the years, and also spawned off a vast assortment of different molossers spanning from the start in Greece (from Iceland was where there ancestors were from if you want to go further back even lol) all the way to Asia , Turkey and even down to Egypt.

    There are several distinct lines of Causcasian Shepherds that were breed for color, size, show and work in both mountain and plains some can even have traces of Japanese dogs in them, although rare, which I find funny because the Japanese dog is actually a breed created from the shepherds lol.

    As with every dog it’s up to the owner to control your pets temperament. The Caucasian Is actually a very loyal breed and will “adopt a pack” to guard by that I mean anyone in the house dogs, cats, kids, family and even close friends. The breed is also very prone to aggressive behavior twords unknown dogs if not properly socialized. One last thing although they don’t look like they would make a good apartment dog there they are actually a very lethargic breed excepth when working, guarding or in a bad owners case kicking your butt lol.

    Remember kids spay and neuter your pets! It your job to keep the pet population in check!

    • Riyad Kalla November 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

      Bob, would you say the temperament/behavior is most comparable to a mix between a typical German Shepard and a St. Bernard?

  12. Bob Barker November 10, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    That’s acually a good idea as far as there temperament goes, to go even further though I would say more like a GSD and an Akbash. The shepherds protection instinct is very much in line with a GSD, as far as the family the dog will adopt and also the socialization problems that can show up with there aggression to strangers if not properly socialized.

    St Bernards, as with most large working dogs do enjoy tasks and helps with any destructive nature a breed may carry, were more suited for longer artifices as opposed to quick short work. The shepherd is a quick, atleast in job terms, working dog. There known to basically look dead while not engaged in an activity yet at the same time if something happens the dog will be alert and ready from that position almost instantly. This is why I say more Akbash, a herding dog from Turkey I may be wrong about the location, they are a “lazy” herding dog often seen laying down and close to sleep when guarding a flock yet able to be alert instantly.

    Just an interesting side note the Akbash and the Shepherd are a few of the only dogs that are known to be able to not only fend off a wolf attacking his flock but actually kill the wolves one on one almost evey time. This comes to no suprise for the shepherd though since they were not only used for wolf hunts but also the dogs slightly larger relative, that’s right bear lol.

    • Riyad Kalla November 10, 2010 at 9:51 am #

      Bob, really appreciate the additional information… sounds like a fascinating breed.

      • Bob Barker November 10, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

        Np glad I could help shed some light on the subject for you.

  13. Justas November 17, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    My friend have this dog at his village, he said his neighbour once came to this dog and tried to feed him a sausage, dog bit his thum off just like it was a part of a sausage lol

  14. Ronan Flanagan January 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    Facinating this about these dogs is that while they take their role as protector very seriously they do so intelligently. They will always use the minimum force necessary to deal with the percieved threat. The reason being that they don’t want to comprimise their own safety by leaving themselves open to the chance of picking up an injury in a protracted fight. I was quietly smoking outside my girlfriends house when I heard the dreaded patter of a large dog approaching from her parents house at the back of hers. As you can see the dog could have ripped my arm off but all I got was a nip on the leg to warn me, no strangers on my families patch. A real defender. Dog passed away since to be replaced by a german shepard who takes his job very seriously. Loud and aggressive with strangers, to members of the household all he wants to do is play, all day.

  15. yannis February 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Well this dog is not crazy, i know the dog and his owner. The dogs name is Nurem and i am not going to disclose the owners name. What you do not see in the picture is the agitator.There is a guy on the other end that is threatening the dogs owner and the dog is not going to have any of that. This is what the caucasian dog is all about, the absolute devotion to the owner and a hatred towards anybody who is trying to hurt the owner.This is a serious animal that takes his job very seriously but an absolute privilege to own. I have 2 of them myself and as long as you don’t mess with me or my kids there is nothing to be concerned about.

    • BobBarker February 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

      Sorry but I have to call this as a false statement, http://www.funny-potato.com/bad-dog.html has more angles of this same dog. I wish I could find the article for you about that actual dog, he is one of that womens guard dogs. I can’t remember correctly but I think she actually raised and trained them for guard dogs for guess what, herds of animals or protecting a large piece of property, this was just an interview she gave about them/him.

      Sorry I happened to subscribe to this thread and when this came across I wanted to set the record straight. Couldn’t let all my animal knowledge go to waste.

      Remember help keep the pet population in check, spay or neuter your pets.

      • yannis February 24, 2011 at 7:59 am #

        So which is the false statement BobBarber i don’t get it

    • Riyad Kalla February 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

      Yannis, you really know the dog from the picture? You are friends with a celebrity-dog. :)

      • yannis February 26, 2011 at 8:02 am #

        I wouldn’t say friends because when he see’s me in his territory he wants to eat me.
        But i am friends with his owner, i got my 2 dogs from her.
        If you want to visit her website go to caucasianlegend.com.
        She owns a nice farm in Concord New Hampshire She is originally from Belarus and a first class lady. I love her to pieces. She is very knowledgable about the breed and she has some exceptional dogs.
        You can actually see pictures of Nurem when not upset and relaxed.

  16. BobBarker February 24, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Should we start with the obvious, there is NO alligator. Second there is no threat to the owner in any way, she is simply showing what the dog is capable of to the news reporter. The man “threatening” her like you said is no real threat, he helped train that dog. You may notice that he isn’t wearing any arm protection, the reason behind that is the fact that the dog was so well trained that he calmed down on command. Now just to make sure you realize what the original intent of these dogs were let me explain what they were originally breed for. This is a sheep dog, sheep dogs in general usually have a higher awareness and suspicion of strangers due to being breed to guard flocks of sheep from thieves and also predators. Predators in the Caucasus Mtn range include wolves and bears the Caucasian mountain dog, who’s name comes from that region, was used for bear and wolf hunting before being employed as a sheep dog. Yes these dogs would actually hunt bears in a small pack like fox or wolf hounds would there respective target. When deciding how to best protect your livestock in a area full of large predators wouldn’t it make sense to employ something that has experience with such predators breed into it?

    I really wish I could find the actual article again you could actually see pictures of the dog calm with both people by it.

    • yannis February 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

      Yes lets start with the obvious you have no clue of what you are talking about. Further more if you think you can agitate a dog like that on command and then shut him down on command you really exposing your luck of knowledge of the breed. If that guy had help train the dog the dog will have no reason to act like that towards the guy. Again i own 2 dogs that i got from the lady in the pictures. she lives in New Hampshire and breeds caucasian dogs. I have met the dog in the picture in person. The dogs name is Nurem he is 8 years old and no he was not raised by Yelena(the lady in the picture) from a pup. He was given to her after the original owner couldn’t take care of him. Yes the dog has p.p protection training and he is pretty obedient but the guy in the picture is indeed an agitator and yes what is happening there is not real threat to the owner because she knows the agitator and invited him to her home to test the dog. Now as far as the dogs perception he is a stranger acting not normal (look at the pictures you provided,raising hands and so ) and if she let Nurem loose Ron would not be there today.And finally agitating a dog does not consist of a bite sleeve rapped around your arm. As far as the function of the current caucasian ovcharka as a life stock guardian that is a different conversation and we can explore that if you want to.

  17. BobBarker February 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    A fourm troll is a troll, it’s very easy to spot one. Notice how the point he is trying to make is jumbled into one long paragraph kinda like a kid writing his first essay.

    Now I would like to say sorry I real alligator not agitator, quite a difference and that was my mistake.

    Regarding you claims of my incompetence about dogs I would like to ask if you have ever meet a fully trained police GSD? If so you would know that they are trained exactly as I said, as a matter of fact they are trained in German so if you german you can actually get one to stop attacking/chassing you on command. That is what commands are for dogs, they are COMMANDED to do somthing not asked nicely, a command is not an option it’s an order just like in the military. Also one last point a GSD that doesn’t release on command usually has to be beat off a suspect, at this point the dog is relived of police duty for up to 6months to decide of the dog is fit to continue in the line of duty. If the GSD can not release on command the dog is unfit to be a police dog. GSD’s are not the only type of police dog out there either they are just the most common bit EVERY police dog used for pursuing suspects, like a GSD, must be able to comply to the same commands and training.

    If you would like to continue on and talk about them being a herding dog I’m more then willing to talk about them. Any other dog you would like to talk about for herding I’m game to talk about, my sister owns a goat farm with close to 1000 head at all times and more then that during kid season, so I’m pretty well versed on how any herding dog should/does behave since I have picked out every guardian dog for her sheep.

    Remember help keep the pet population in check, spay or neuter your pets.

    • yannis February 24, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

      Please stop the crying. I never said that you are incompetent in dogs. I said that when comes to CO you are absolutely clueless. You are making statements based on your experiences with GSD’S. There are reasons why the police is using the GSD instead of the CO. These two dogs have being bred for very different things. The CO is an Lgd. That being said its being bred to be very Independent and think for himself. Shepherds in the Caucus mountains have being trusting these dogs to protect the flock with very little supervision. That is the very reason that they are a lot more difficult to train than a GSD which is born to please. In addition to their independence they have very low pray drive vs the GSD that has ample pray drive The CO has elevated defense drive. It all makes sense if you stop and evaluate the application. An Lgd(live stock guardian dog) never leaves the flock under any circumstances chasing anything. A dog that leaves the flock unattended has no value to the shepherd and will not be kept around. You wrote on an earlier post that the temperament of the co is something between a gsd an an Akbash. You also wrote that they are used to chase Bears in Groups. Statements like that is what made me question your knowledge in co’s. . In any rate a Sharplaninac is a lot closer to a co than any of the breeds that you mentioned and they do not chase Bears in groups or alone. You are confusing Herding dogs with LGD’s. Look into breeds like the Turkish Kangal The Sharplaninac The CAO, breeds that have being used for thousands of years to protect not herd. In conclusion all i am trying to convey to you is that you make general statements about a co based on experiences that you have from other breeds. I will never attempt to give you advise about a gsd or any other dog for that matter because a have very limited experience with those breeds. What i can give you is solid advise on co’s because a have being living with 2 of them for more than 4 years now and i have spend a lot of time learning and understanding the breed. The co is NOT A HERDING DOG IT IS AN LGD so i can’t have an intelligent discussion with you about herding dogs because i do not know enough about them. But we can talk about Lgd’s all you want because i do have a clue about them.

      • BobBarker February 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

        The CO wasn’t actually breed for being a LGD I was originally breed as a hunting dog, for the purpose of hunting wolves and bear thus it’s enormous size.

        A LGD falls under the same category as a herding dog, there is no difference in the classification in any dog registry.

        A GSD was breed from herding dogs mainly for looks, a CO was breed for the power size varying on what region they would be living and hunting in.

        Dogs like kangals, Akbash, sharplanics and also maremmas, those are the dogs my sister have right now, are an acient type of dog. Lots of other dogs fall under those categories malamutes, English mastiffs and even Pekingese along with other Chinese dogs fall under this category. These dogs didn’t even exist until of years after the fall of Roman empire. I’m not a history major but years just don’t add up.

        Lastly don’t be mad when someone points out that you called them stupid and in turn calls you stupid. As far as this thread goes I’m done taking over one mans blog.

        • yannis February 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

          I will make this short for you. I never called you stupid, i called you clueless about co’s which you really are. Please stop with all that bear hunting. That really sounds stupid If you want to talk about stupid. It is ok to listen sometimes instead of trying to justify your position. it’s kind of hard to learn if you are too busy talking nonsense.
          As far as the size of the modern co it has nothing to do with bear hunting. The original nagazi was a smaller more athletic example. The Russians infused some EM blood amongst a few other breeds in order to achieve a bit mote size.

          • BobBarker February 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

            Keep spilling false information and troll random blogs and forums. I’m calling you for what you are sir and that is a troll, I’m just to lazy to continue on with proving you wrong. Good Day and good night foolish sir. Please keep in mind trying tell people QQ less only works on you interweb video games.

            • yannis February 25, 2011 at 3:43 am #

              Provide me one piece of solid evidence one piece of literature that supports your claim that the co’s where a breed developed to hunt bear and i will shut up. I can provide you with hundreds of pieces of literature from all kinds of sources in any language you want. Till then just keep your mouth shut and stop littering forums and give information that you can’t back up.So till you can show me something go back and crawl under whatever rock you came from because you sir are an idiot

              .

              • BobBarker February 25, 2011 at 8:11 am #

                Your only defense is to call other people stupid and scream about them being wrong, so far I have only seen your hearsay with no evidence linked at all. Did I say that they were developed for hunting bear only? I believe I said they were a hunting dog that included wolves and bear. As far as your debating skills I have to say they are no better then a grade school student, when you are presented with an argument you don’t go “you lie you lie your stupid” as soon as you reach puberty we can continue an ADULT discussion.

  18. yannis February 25, 2011 at 6:44 am #

    http://molosserdogs.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.1205

    This may help clear things up

  19. yannis February 25, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    quote:The CO wasn’t actually breed for being a LGD I was originally breed as a hunting dog, for the purpose of hunting wolves and bear thus it’s enormous size.

    Ok Moron are you going to provide a piece of evidence to justify the above statement or you will continue talking out of your ass.

    The primary role of a co is PROTECTION , whatever else the dog was used for, means nothing. Mine will bring me my sleepers when a ask her that does not mean she was bred to retrieve

    Some more for you to read:http://www.caucasianlegend.com/news.php.

    Also a link to a different dog owned by the same woman being aggitated by the same guy that you called reporter trainer or i don’t know what:http://www.caucasianlegend.com/e107_plugins/wrap/wrap.php?1.

    Finally another link for to to consider:http://esquirecaucasians.com/articles/villageguards.html

    See i am not screaming but i providing you with material to read.
    If you want me to treat you like an adult start acting like it. If by any chance you are an adolescent I deeply apologize.

  20. yannis February 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    And for for fun here is Yelena again with Nurem and the same guy as an agitator or threat.
    Enjoy the video.http://s129.photobucket.com/albums/p230/ylevitin/Videos/?action=view&current=NuremPhil2.mp4

  21. Eric April 10, 2011 at 5:42 am #

    My name is Eric. I am the original owner of the dog on the picture. His name is Nurem. Son of Tyrandot (Russian Champ) and Factor from St Piterburg’s kennel. I have a lot of pictures of him cuddling with my kids. He is very good with the family but o boy if there are strangers on site. In my ambience’s he is the one was responsible to watch over the family. Best dog ever.

    • yannis April 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

      Eric, Nurem is a fantastic caucasian, Which kennel in st Petersbur got him from?

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    It has not been found any historical data to specify exact date of appearance of pedigree of Caucasian Sheepdog in the Caucasus. According to researchers, spreading of Caucasian Sheepdog began from middle centuries. It has been proved historically that in 18th century Caucasian Sheepdog was widely used for watching of military, other strategic objectives, and detention places in Georgia and other countries.

    In Georgia Caucasian Sheepdog was used as a guard of cattle and houses. Its development occured drastically.

    Only in 30`s of last century specialist showed their interest in studying of Caucasian Sheepdog pedigree. At the same period European and foreign cynologists paid attention to this pedigree.

    In particular, the sheepdog is distinguished with its ability to easily adapt to severe climate, moreover, it needs less food to compared with European Service Pedigrees.

    According to A. Mazover, a famous cynologist and other well known specialist it is proved the there are 4 pedigrees of Caucasian sheepdog: Georgian, Armenian, Dagestan and Azerbaijan. The most preferable and interesting is considered Georgian one. It is characterized by thick bone, attractive long hair, and massive structure. Therefore, Soviet cynologists decided to breed the standard of Caucasian Sheepdog from this type.

    During the Second World War, great number of Caucasian Sheepdogs was taken to Russia to breed a new pedigree. it should be noted that after completing the selection works the best pedigree features of Caucasian Sheepdog was even more improved.

    Unfortunately, there was not paid enough attention to popularization and preservation of Caucasian Sheepdog pedigree features in Georgia. According to an expedition conducted in 60`s last century, there was not found even one pure pedigree of Caucasian Sheepdog to breed preferable generation.

    It should be mentioned that after conducting selective activity in Russia, the Caucasian Sheepdog achieved its high pedigree perfection. It has been formulated as complete Cultural pedigree, which is registered in all International Organizations. It bacame popular and leader among service pedigrees in many countries. Nowadays, Georgian pedigree of Caucasian Sheepdog that meets world standards is widely spread.

    The Dog breeding ~Tabakini~ nursery founded in 1992. During in this time we achieve a lot of. We have conect the famous dog breeding nursery of Russia and Georgia. Our task is to increase all over the World Caucasian Sheepdog.

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  27. Cemal June 20, 2014 at 1:13 am #

    Hi,
    I’m from Turkey and our origins go back to Caucasia where these dogs are originated from. The original name of the breed is Caucasian Ovcharka, and it has 3 sub breeds The Akhaltsihnske, Nagazi , and Garban (they say there’s a 4th breed called Kars Caucasian shepherd, however as far as I know, they are bred with Kangals and Ovcharkas. Ovcharka’s are commonly strong, and free willed dogs, with an amazing instinct of protectioni however if not socialized at an early age they are known to cause such aggressiveness like the pictures above. Like all the LGD, they are protective of the family and flock, but unlike Kangals they aren’t proactive in protection. Because of their oversize-although unintentional most of the time-causes generally small injuries therefore requires some raw power and patience. Kangals however are more close to humans, and very good with children, when I say close they are real companions and a Kangal would kill or get killed by anything that comes close to the child.

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