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Size: Large

Weight: 55 - 80 lbs.

Height: 22" - 24"

Life Span: 11 - 12 years

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

Origin: Balkans / Macedonia

Also Known As: Illyrian Sheepdog, Sar Planina, Yugoslav Mountain Dog, Yugoslav Shepherd

Group: Herding

Category: Guard Dog, Herding

Exercise Needs

The Charplaninatz will do best in a farm environment where it can work.

Grooming Needs

Occasional brushing is necessary for your Charplaninatz.


The Charplaninatz is an independent, serious-minded and protective working dog.

Compatibility with Kids

Best when introduced to children as a puppy.


Dating back to the Middle Ages, this breed was relied upon to herd and guard sheep.

Dog Food for Your Sharplaninatz

Large Breed Puppy 30 Pound Bag

Large Breed Puppy

Lower protein and fat levels than our Puppy Select Formula.

Large breed adult dog food

Large Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of large breed dogs.

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

Reduced fat formula dog food

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.