So you’re looking to adopt an Caucasian Shepherd Dog, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Caucasian Shepherd dogs were used for centuries to protect properties from trespassers, guard livestock from large and small predators such as wolves and coyotes, and for many other duties. In modern days, especially in the West, they’re most commonly companions and watchdogs. There is a great variety of types among the Caucasian dogs depending on their home region. For almost a century, there has been two breed types and standards: The Mountain type, which is long-coated and has a heavier body mass than the Steppe type, a shorter-coated dog with a lighter body mass. Other names for the breed include Caucasian Ovcharka, Caucasian Sheepdog, Kawkasky Owtscharka, and Kaukasische Schaferhund. The Caucasian Shepherd dog is a serious guardian breed and should never be taken lightly. The Caucasian is bold, fearless, self-confident and fierce when a threat is present, but he is soft, devoted, kind and endearing to his family, including other family pets.”
An Caucasian Shepherd Dog typically ranges from 58.42cm to 76.2cm in height, and weighs from 44.905644630000005kg to 77.1107029kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Caucasian Shepherd Dog breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Caucasian Shepherd Dog insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.