The Caucasian Shepherd Ovcharka dog or the Russian bear dog is the World’s most powerful flock guardian. Originally bred to protect flocks of livestock against wild animals particularly wolfs and bears, this breed can be traced back to a thousand years, and was first founded in the Georgian mountains. They are independent and sometimes regarded as dangerous, which means only a true human leader can successfully control a Caucasian shepherd; this is not a dog for the faint hearted or someone lazy in their training. Though they are a big tough dog, they actually love cuddles 😊. This breed have over the years, developed a reputation for being wolf killers. Some claim they have witnessed Caucasian shepherds successfully catch and kill wolfs 😲. Although they are known to be ferocious property guardians, but are they really wolf killers?
In reality, it is highly unlikely that a Caucasian Shepherd can take on a wolf; a grown large and healthy wolf will most certainly kill a Caucasian shepherd regardless of how ferocious they are.
While some people feel that these breed of dogs should not be kept as pets, others disagree. If the Caucasian shepherds are not properly socialized, they could become very aggressive dogs, while being very loyal and fiercely protective of their family.
They have incredible guarding instincts and given their size, would require an effective leader to take on the leadership role. As the saying goes, there are no bad dogs, only bad owners. A point to note is that the Caucasian Shepherd may not be a great choice for first time dog owners; although they are majestic dogs and become really great pets if well managed.
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