The History of caucasian shepherd dog:
By the name of “Caucasian Shepherd Dog,Molasses” it indicates that it belongs to the Caucasus Mountains. This breeds originated from very old Molasses breeds. It is used by local protectors to protect their large groups from animals and thieves also while travelling.
Though they are mostly used in Caucasus areas. They are also very famous in Russia and also called by nickname as “Ovtcharka” means “sheepdog”. They are also known because of their large size and protection abilities. As these species are not used as sheep guarding anymore they still exist in breeding programs. Like in Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic.
While discussing them by appearance they are strong, muscular and calm dogs. The hair of mountain shepherds is usually very thick. Which is to protect them from cold atmosphere. On another hand, a plain shepherd is having shorter hair by which they seem taller. But those who have heavier hair look like they are stronger than plain one in appearance.
They are mostly of grey, brown pan, and white in color. But by FCI the brown color shepherd is not allowed to breed. In height, no maximum or minimum height is calculated or recorded for them but. The female mostly have the height in between 64 to 68 centimeters. And for males, it’s between 68 to 75 centimeters and weight between 60 to 100 kg.
The shepherd of these species is very cooperative. But sometimes shows aggressive behavior towards the person they didn’t know which is ignored by proper training. At the age of 9, their ability of orderliness has already been formed. If the trainee has to train their dog. The best age for the shepherd to teach some skills is at 8 to 9 months of its age.
And in the case of training. The training schools are not good for Caucasian Shepherd Dog. As they did not tolerate others dog and got out of control to the trainee. After the early age of them, they are able to learn the hard skills or protection abilities for themselves and their trainers.
But it totally depends on the trainer to teach the shepherd. That which condition is threatening and which one is not and that all the humans are not dangerous for them. It fully depends on the trainee. How to control the shepherd but it’s always at the risk to put the shepherds with humans. Because they can lose their control, because of any kind of action act by humans or mostly children.
The thing which is the major problem of “Caucasian Shepherd Dog’s” generation is the issue related to their health. Most of the generations of this lineage carry the gene. Which contains the little symptoms of dysplasia which are increased with increased of their generation and became a cause of major musculoskeletal, heart and obesity problems in them. Which is only solved by controlling their breeding but the breeding in these species is increasing day by day which obviously increased the risk too.
Because of it, the average life of shepherds is 10 to 12 years due to lots of health problems. To make possible that symptoms to show at the late age and not at the early age it is necessary that the shepherds of this species are much active in daily routine and in this case the daily tasks and large yard to run are best for their health and by this, the symptoms are suppressed temporarily