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Caucasian Shepherd Puppies

Author Happy Doggo
News Hound
Nov 2 ·

Also called Ovcharka in their home countries, Caucasian Shepherd dogs have a centuries-long history of being fierce livestock guardians. If you’re researching big dog breeds, you may be wondering if one would be right for you. With our Caucasian Shepherd puppies guide, we’ll help you learn more about this unique working dog.

Where To Get Caucasian Shepherd Puppies

If you’re sure you want a Caucasian Shepherd puppy, your next step is to research and find a responsible breeder. You’ll want your money to go to someone who really cares about the health of their dogs and the breed bloodline. A certification from the American Kennel Club is a good sign you’ve found someone responsible. In addition, they should be willing and able to let you tour or virtual tour their breeding location. Ryuk…

If you’re not sure you want a puppy, there are breed-specific rescue organizations for the Caucasian Shepherd. Keep in mind rescues and shelters are less likely to have puppies since they’re usually devoted to finding homes for older dogs and animals. In addition, they may not have complete health and breeding information about their dogs. If you think you might want an older Caucasian Shepherd to foster or adopt, rescuing may be the option for you!

The Cost

Depending on pedigree, a Caucasian Shepherd puppy can cost you anywhere from $1000 to $3000. However, a higher price point up front is a good sign. If a price for any puppy seems too good to be true, it probably is. A responsible breeder will also incorporate important costs into the cost of their puppies. These include bills for important vet visits, costs related to the birth of the puppies, and important health screenings.

Appearance

Caucasian Shepherds have a heavy-duty medium-length double coat. This coat can come in a variety of colors and markings. These include agouti, white, black, cream, fawn, gray, grizzled, red, rust, sable, or any combinations of those colors. Their markings can include brindle, white, and piebald. Many Caucasian Shepherds also have black face masks. Atila…

Caucasian Shepherds are a large dog breed, one of the largest in the world. Your puppy will grow to measure 23-30 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh about 90 to 170 pounds.

Temperament

Since this fierce dog was bred originally as a guardian and watchdog, Caucasian Shepherds will retain some vigilant tendencies and instincts. While early socialization and training should help curb these, be careful when introducing your dog to strangers. Expect them to react badly to anyone or anything they perceive as a threat. They’ll also thrive best as the only dog in their house. Even so, these are affectionate and devoted family dogs. This applies to people as well as smaller pets like cats. While Caucasian Shepherds are okay with kids, they do better with older kids or kids who are used to dogs.

Caucasian Shepherds were also bred for endurance and strength. Like any dog, they’ll need daily exercise. They’ll especially enjoy playing in a well-fenced yard and daily, on-leash walks. Surprisingly, even though they’re energetic outside, you’ll find they have a mellow and quiet nature when inside. Make sure to keep them secure, whether playing behind a fence or on a leash.

Caucasian Shepherds have an independent streak. This may express itself through stubbornness when training. Like with any dog, use patience, positive reinforcement, and praise. Negative or harsh training techniques can cause real emotional damage.

Caucasian Shepherd Puppies – Veterinary Needs

Even though the Caucasian Shepherd is a pretty healthy breed overall, they can still inherit some health issues. The most common to the breed are hip dysplasia and cataracts. A responsible breeder will have performed health screenings for these issues, but it’s still a good idea to keep an eye out for symptoms. Regular vet visits should help with detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Don’t be afraid to contact your vet if you notice any changes in health or behavior. Lucho_b_c…

Immediately after you get your puppy, you’ll want to schedule vet visits every three weeks or so until they’re a few months old. These initial vet visits help your vet get to know your Caucasian Shepherd. They’ll be able to make sure your puppy is growing up healthy and well-adjusted. In addition, your vet will administer a series of vaccinations. These include shots for distemper, rabies, and parvovirus. You can also vaccinate your puppy against kennel cough during these visits. Read our puppy vaccine schedule to learn more.

Diet

Like with any dog, you’ll want to take your Caucasian Shepherd’s age, weight, and overall health into account before choosing a food. You should also consider their food allergies, if they have any, when looking at ingredients. Your veterinarian or a certified pet nutritionist should be able to help you with this process.

To best support your Caucasian Shepherd, you’ll want to choose a food specifically formulated for large dog breeds. A high-protein food is best for supporting a Caucasian Shepherd’s sturdy body, energy, and muscle mass. Make sure meat or meat meal is the top ingredient in any dry food you buy. Baloobear…

Although grain-free diets and raw diets have gained popularity with pet owners, they do have some associated risks. You’ll want to make sure either is the best choice for your dog before committing. If your Caucasian Shepherd does have food allergies, you might want to consider a home-cooked diet. It’s easier to control the ingredients when you’re making the food yourself.

Grooming

Caucasian Shepherds have a double coat, so expect them to shed. Depending on the length of their coat, you may have to brush them multiple times a week or daily. Use a slicker brush, undercoat rake, or de-shedding tool. Check for mats and tangles in normal places, including the belly, in the armpits, under the tail, and behind the ears.

A Caucasian Shepherd doesn’t need frequent bathing. A bath once a month with pet shampoo and conditioner should suffice, unless your dog likes getting dirty. During winter months, you may want to use dry shampoo and spray-in conditioner instead of a full bath. Make sure to blow-dry your Caucasian Shepherd completely to prevent hot spots and other skin issues.

Caucasian Shepherds have faster-growing nails than other breeds. Trim them when needed. Check their floppy ears frequently for wax buildup, debris, and signs of infection. Brush their teeth regularly with a dog-specific toothbrush and toothpaste.

Caucasian Shepherd Puppies – Photos

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