South Russian Ovcharka: Breed information

South Russian Ovcharka

Are you a true animal lover and would you like to take a companion into your home? Maybe you have already thought about which breed of dog you would like to take into your home or you’re still busy thinking about which dog breed suits your needs.

In this article we would like to tell you more about the South Russian Ovcharka, so you can make the right decision whether you want to take a devoted and dominant South Russian Ovcharka into your home. Why for example are they so affectionate but at the same time so dominant? That and more you can read in this article, so read on to learn more! 


The history of the South Russian Ovcharka 

When you see name South Russian Ovcharka listed, you will most likely assume that this dog breed comes from Russia. This is true, but this is not the only country where this dog breed comes from. In fact, in addition to Russia, this dog breed also comes from Ukraine. Isn’t that special?  


The character: dominant, courageous, and intelligent 

The South Russian Ovcharka is a dog with many different characteristics, which actually makes this dog breed very special. It is namely a dog that is very dominant, but also very affectionate. Precisely because they can be dominant, they are also very good watchdogs. This is because they are very courageous.  

It is nice to know that this dog is affectionate, but it is important to keep in mind that the South Russian Ovcharka is sometimes distrustful of people. This is an important reason why you should take a lot of time to build a good bond with this dog breed.

They are very intelligent and know who they are facing. If you have a good relationship with them, they can be very watchful of you. That they are watchful is in their character, but to ensure that they can be a good watchdog for you it is important to give them time to get used to you. 

South Russian Ovcharka with owner

The appearance: a muscular dog with a long coat 

When you see this dog, you might not immediately think that it is a muscular dog. This is mainly because their body is covered by their long coat. Nevertheless, these dogs are very muscular and can get a shoulder height between 62 centimeters (females) and 65 centimeters (males) and can weigh between 40 kilograms and 60 kilograms.

Due to their long coat, their eyes are not always very visible because the coat hangs in front of their eyes. The eyes are usually dark in color