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Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog

A new member of the sheepdog family

Breed
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Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)
FCI
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Original Name : Ciobănesc Românesc Carpatin

Type : Lupoid

Other Names : Carpatin

Male size : 25½-28¾ inches

Female size : 23¼-26½ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Romania

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This relatively big breed is agile and never heavy, generally, coming across as a vigorous dog. It has been used to guard herds for many hundreds of years. It is also prized as a watchdog.

Head+

Medium-sized, strong but not heavy. Broad and somewhat domed forehead.

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Body+

Vigorous, well developed, slightly rectangular.

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Coat+

Pale fawn (wolf-grey) with white markings, which should preferably not be prominent.

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Ears+

Not too large, triangular, set a little higher than the level of the eye, rounded tip, plastered to the cheeks.

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Tail+

Set fairly high, bushy with abundant hair.

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Hair+

Harsh, dense and straight, with a dense, soft undercoat.

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Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dogs were selected from a native breed of the Carpatho-Danubian area. For centuries the main selection criterion was utility and the breed’s character has been preserved. These brave innate guardians have an instinctive and unconditional attachment to their herd and herdsman. These are dignified, calm, well balanced dogs.Appearance-wise the breed is characterized by a rectangular body, broad, slightly sloping croup, an ample, high rib cage, and long, slightly sloping shoulders. Males and females are easy to tell apart: males are taller and stronger. The first standard was drafted by the National Zoological institute in 1934, but it was not until March 30, 2002 that the Romanian Canine Association adapted the standard to conform with the FCI model.

Did you know ?

Native Romanian shepherd dog breeds have existed for centuries, but they were not officially recognized until very recently. The FCI General Assembly ratified the standard in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2005.

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