History of the breed of the Caucasian watchdog
There are 2 types of guard dogs: the steppe and the Caucasian, each of which has spread to a fairly limited geographical area of the territory.
These regions are the native habitats of this breed. The most ancient ancestors of sheep-dogs can be considered Tibetan Molosses.
Crossed with local breeds of dogs, they gaveOffspring, which became the first shepherd's guard dogs. From the first primitive representatives of the future breed in the process of evolution, steppe and mountain guard dogs were obtained.
About Steppe Shepherds is very little known -almost nothing. It is not known whether there are representatives of the breed outside of Russia, and the breed itself has not yet been registered by an international cynological association. Mountain sheepdog, on the contrary, has become widespread in many parts of Europe and even the United States of America. When they hear the name of the Caucasian watchdog, everyone knows exactly what kind of breed they are talking about.
According to a number of authors, in the 17th century, sheep dogs, wishing to increase their growth, crossed with St. Bernard. They also say that the Caucasian sheep-dogs were crossed with a wolf, which made them even more aggressive.
But in our opinion, such stories belong to a series of conjectures. Of course, there are many descriptions of dogs, their kind, resembling bears and huge, like, a real donkey.
Because of their enormous power, such dogs receivedThe name of wolfhounds. But the same dogs admire us with their mind and balanced character. Do not forget also that they excellently guard the house and look after the children they are fervently fond of.
Caucasian watch sheepdog Has long been used by special units of the Soviet militia. For the first time the official recognition of the Caucasian sheep-dog in Russia was received in 1952 at a cynological congress held in Moscow.
On this occasion,Central Asian Shepherd and the average Russian Shepherd. Today, sheep dogs are also recognized as an international cynological association. The only exception is the Central Asian watchdog. However, outside the East European countries, these dogs are really rare.