Russian shepherd: description and features of the breed, photo
South Russian Shepherd (also known as Ukrainian) looks very much like a huge lapdog. Features of this breed are a small laziness (character trait) and a long coat that completely covers the muzzle. Even with such a characteristic it can be said that this dog is one of the most daring and independent "bears", and it is not surprising, because it is intended for protection and shepherd's service.
According to some information the breed appeared in the Crimea in the XVIII century. The first mention of the dog is found in the XIX century, and in them, its representatives were described as animals, which are covered with thick, like sheep's hair and have an increased speed. Another well-known name for this breed is the Russian Shepherd. During the Second World War it happened that this breed practically ceased to exist. However, it was saved. And by 1996, having received worldwide recognition, it was registered by the international community of cynologists.
History of the breed
Initially, a Russian shepherd appeared in the south of Ukraine. Her puppies have a cute appearance. There is a fairly large number of theories about the origin of the breed. Some of them are surprising by their improbability.
Because of the nature of the character, this dog was exterminated during two world wars. This fact is due to the fact that she was completely devoted to her master, and the conquerors strongly hampered this. Shepherd Russian did not stop trying to protect his house. That is why the total destruction of representatives was planned. In the twentieth century, the breeders were restored by cynologists. Due to the laborious work of specialists, the dog was spread throughout the territory of the former Soviet Union. However, the original appearance of the breed was never obtained.
External characteristics of the dog
The height of the dog at the withers reaches 60 cm and above. The Black Russian Shepherd dog is rare enough and is now almost unattainable goal of dog handlers, since the representatives of this color are in the past. The most common color of this dog is white and its various mixtures.
The paws of this breed are covered with thick wool, the same with the head. The bangs have a sufficient length, which is a feature of the breed. If the dog's hair on the head does not reach at least the lobe of the nose, then we can talk about the non-thoroughness of the individual. As a rule, in the winter season the cover has increased softness and silky, which can not be said about the summer period of time. During this period, the wool coarsens and becomes most wavy. If we compare the length of the coat of a male and a female, then it is much shorter in the male.
The weight of the dog reaches 35 kg and above.
The breed, like any other, has its shortcomings both in character and in appearance. However, they do not have any special consequences if the animal is properly trained and visited on time by the veterinarian.
Character of the dog
The dog (Russian Shepherd Dog) is distinguished by intelligence, intelligence; she is also easy to train and is inclined to make decisions herself. Self-sufficiency and self-confidence are also noted. It can be noted that for this breed is characterized by some kind of aggression that occurs in relation to strangers. At the same time, she treats her masters with kindness and kindness. Among all the households she chooses the only person who will be constantly obeyed and fully obey him. Speaking about increased aggressiveness, it should be mentioned that the owner should have a strong character and not be too soft. It should also be borne in mind that the dog requires an active lifestyle.
Before reaching 2 years with a dog, it is necessary to work hard and hard. It is by this time that the character will be fully formed. In order to grow a healthy and balanced shepherd, it is necessary to exert much effort and patience.
The most laborious care of a sheepdog Russian requires only in the matter of wool. In order to better see the dog, it is necessary to thin the bangs constantly with special scissors. In March-April, the dog will appear fluff, and therefore it must be completely combed with a scallop. If you skip this process, then by the summer period, the wool falls into felt, and in that case you can not do without a haircut. The maximum length of the hair is fully restored only after two years.
With due care the dog is able to live up to 15 years. Although the growth of the dog is large enough, it eats very little. The animal also has excellent health. Shepherd Russian can live peacefully both in the house and on the street, but not in the apartment. It can also spend the night in the worst Russian frosts. They are not afraid of her at the expense of thick wool.
The cost of the dog ranges from $ 250 to $ 1000. The price depends on where the dog is purchased, for what purposes and who its ancestors were.
Choosing a nickname
Professional cynologists believe that the nickname is the program for the entire life of the dog. Therefore, it is necessary to treat her selection with all severity and seriousness. Perhaps this is a coincidence, but the dog, which was named Trus, eventually grew like this. But Eagle, though it could not fly to the sky, but with pride and boldness deservedly won respect. Clicks for Russian shepherds are selected in the same way as for any other puppies. If there is no desire to think long over this question or there is not enough imagination for the original nickname, you can always call your friend Rex or Mukhtar. These nicknames are considered the most common.