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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.

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