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Russian Sheepdogs

Size: Large

Weight: 108 - 115 lbs

Height: 24" - 25"

Life Span: 9 - 11 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Ukrania

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Companion

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.

Temperament

They are independent and will respond negatively to nervous activity. These dogs are strong, balanced and lively. They have a dominant reaction, it is their active way of defense.

Compatibility with Kids

Very protective of children

History

A South Russian Ovcharka is a big white sheepdog. The origin of this breed is widely debated. However it is agreed that its ancestors lived in the Crimea region between the Black sea and the sea of Azov ? and it is a direct descendant of the wolf. In fact, its skull is nearly identical to a wolf skull.

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