So you’re looking to adopt an Tornjak, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Tornjak is also known as the Bosnian and Herzegovinian – Croatian Shepherd dog. He is a large and powerful dog, well-proportioned and agile. The shape of his body is almost square. When standing and moving, he is strong, harmonious and well-balanced. His coat is long and thick. According to studies, the Tornjak is most likely a descendant of the Tibetan Mastiff, or from the area where modern-day Iran is. That environment has created a healthy and strong watchdog, with modest needs for food and shelter. Tornjaks are friendly with people, but aggressive towards other animals and dogs that threaten his owner, home, sheep, pen or flock. They like to work and take commands readily from their owners. The Tornjak is of steady disposition, friendly, courageous, obedient, intelligent, and full of dignity and self-confidence. Fierce in guarding property entrusted to him, he cannot be bribed and is suspicious of strangers. He is devoted to his master, very calm in his presence and very affectionate towards the people living in his immediate vicinity.”
An Tornjak typically ranges from 58.42cm to 71.12cm in height, and weighs from 28.12272694kg to 49.895160700000005kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Tornjak breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Tornjak insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.