"In the last 4-5 years, parvovirus in the US has
been the biggest problem for kennels, even in vaccinated dogs."
"She was a seven-month-old, gorgeous, taupe-colored
devil in dogs clothing. But I loved her."
"The diet of our companion animals is deplorable. So
many dogs and cats eat out of bags full of poor ingredients, rancid fats and
Command; he thee obeys most readily.
If so thou wilt, a collar he will wear;
"The more confidence you have in your dog, the more he
will believe in you."
"The housebound dog leads a stressed existence. It
cannot express its natural behaviors: stalking, chasing, exploring,
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The first thing you have to remember about this breed is that the Caucasian Ovcharka is first and foremost a guardian dog. They were bred centuries ago to guard flocks and possessions from predators and enemies - both four-legged and two-legged. Later in their history the CO was used as military and police dogs and factory guards by the Russians. Yes, Caucasians are and should be cuddly and affectionate with family members, and some are quite friendly with strangers, but it is also important to remember that this is NOT a Golden Retriever.
The Caucasian is a dog who needs a serious, responsible owner who is willing and able to become the pack leader. (Actually all dogs need a serious, responsible owner.)
The Caucasian is a dog who should never be allowed to roam the neighborhood at will. (Actually true of all dogs.)
Obedience training is a must with this breed. Socialization is a must with this breed. (Actually, all dogs should be trained and socialized.)
Essentially, the Caucasian Ovtcharka is a go-anywhere, do-anything type of dog. They will enjoy a quiet stroll down a country lane as well as a vigorous hike in the mountains. They are always ready to jump in the truck and go (rest assured - with a Caucasian Ovcharka, your vehicle will be well guarded!). Caucasians are hardy dogs who can handle all kinds of weather, from the 105 degrees we have here in the summer to the occasional 30 degrees below zero we get in the winter - with the exception of heat combined with humidity.
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