Russian Ovtcharka: description and characteristics of the breed, photos
The South Russian shepherd dog (also known as Ukrainian) looks very similar to a huge dog. Features of this breed are a little lazy (trait) and a long coat that completely covers the face. Even with this characteristic, we can say that this dog is one of the most courageous and independent "bears", and this is not surprising, because it is used for protection and herding services.
According to some, the breed appeared in the Crimea in the XVIII century. The first mention of the dog meet in the XIX century, and its representatives were described as animals that are covered with dense, like sheep's wool and have high speed. Another fairly well-known name of this breed – shepherd Russian. During the Second world war it happened that the breed almost ceased to exist. However, it managed to save. And by 1996, she received worldwide recognition, was registered by the international community of dog trainers.
The history of the breed
Originally appeared in the South of Ukraine Russian shepherd dog. Her puppies have cute appearance. There are many theories about the origin of the breed. Some of them surprised beyond belief.
Because of the characteristics of this dog were exterminated during the two world wars. This fact is connected with the fact that she was completely devoted to his master, and the conqueror is greatly hindered. Shepherd Russian didn't stop trying to protect your home. That is why it was planned the total destruction of the representatives. The handlers in the XX century the breed was restored. Thanks to the laborious work of specialists of dog has spread throughout the former Soviet Union. However, the original appearance of the breed to get so and failed.
Exterior features dog
Height at the withers reaches 60 cm and above. The black Russian shepherd dog is quite rare and is now virtually unattainable goal of dog handlers, as representatives of this color in the past. The most common color of this dog is white and various mixtures thereof.
Paws representatives of this breed are covered with dense hair the same and with the head. Bangs has a sufficient length, which is a feature of the breed. If the dog's hair on the head reaches at least the nose, then we can talk about decisionrules individuals. Usually in the the winter season cover has a high softness and silkiness, which is not the summer time. During this period, the hair coarsens and becomes more wavy. If you compare the length of the cover of males and females, then the males it is much shorter.
The dog's weight reaches 35 kg and above.
The breed, like any other, has its shortcomings in character and in appearance. However, they do not have any consequences, if properly trained the animal and the time to visit a vet.
The nature of the dog
The dog (Russian shepherd dog) characterized by wit, intelligence
Before reaching 2 years with a dog need a lot of hard to do. It was at this time a fully formed character. In order to grow healthy and balanced dog, you must put a lot of effort and patience.
Caring for a dog
The most laborious care the Russian Sheepdog requires only issue with wool. In order that the dog could see better, permanently you need special scissors to thin out the bangs. In March-April, the dog will appear fluff, so it must be completely comb comb. If you skip this process then for the summer period, the hair falls into felt, and in this case not to do without haircuts. The maximum length of the hairline is completely restored only two years later.
With proper care, a dog can live up to 15 years. Although the growth of the dog is big enough he eats very little. The animal also has an excellent health. The Russian Sheepdog can live peacefully in the house or on the street, but not in the apartment. The night she is also able and fierce Russian frost. They are not afraid of her due to the thick wool.
The cost of the dog ranges from 250 to $ 1000. Price depends on where the dog is purchased, for what purpose and by whom were its ancestors.
The choice of a name
Professional trainers believe that the nickname is a program for the dog's entire life. So treat her the selection should with all severity and seriousness. It might be coincidence, but the dog, which was called a Coward in the end and has grown. But at least the eagle could not fly up to the sky, but his pride and courage deserved respect. Nicknames for the Russian shepherds are chosen the same as for any other puppies. If there is no desire to think long over this question or not enough imagination for an original nickname, you can always call his friend Rex or Mukhtar. These nicknames are the most common.