The Caucasian Shepherd was created during the 1920s by Soviet breeders from Caucasian mountain dogs such as the Azerbaijani Volkodav and Azerbaijani Shepherd Dog, but mostly from the Georgian Shepherd Dog.
Caucasian Shepherds are huge, powerful and fearless dogs. They are utilized in the Caucasus mountains to protect livestock from wolves, jackals and bears, as guard dogs in the military, and in prisons throughout Russia.
Weight: Male: 110–220 lb (50–100 kg) Female: 100–180 lb (45–80 kg)
Height: Male: 28–35 in (72–90 cm) Female: 26–31 in (67–78 cm)
Coat: Straight and coarse.
Color: Black, White, Fawn, Cream, Rust, Grey.
Life span: 10–12 years
Temperament: Alert, Fearless, Dominant, Powerful, Calm, Quick, Strong.
Health: Healthy breed. May be susceptible to hip dysplasia, obesity and heart disorders.
• First Show-Ring appearance outside the Caucasus was in the 1930s in Nazi Germany.
• Descended from a large Molossoid dog used by Armenian Tsar Tigran II in the first century BC.
UKC: Guardian Dog
FCI: Group 2, Section 2.2 Molossian: Mountain type #328