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Tatra Shepherd Dog

The guardian angel of the Carpathians

Breed
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Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)
FCI CKC AKC
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Original Name : Polski Owczarek Podhalanski

Type : Lupoid

Other Names : Podhalan, Polish Tatra Sheepdog

Male size : 25½-27½ inches

Female size : 23½- 25½ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Poland

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Tatras are herders and watchdogs with an imposing attitude and attractive appearance that make them much-loved companions. The first standard in 1938 highlighted these aptitudes. Their dense coat allows them to thrive in extreme climates.

Head+

Lean and in proportion to the body and carried at medium height no matter whether the dog is standing or moving.

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Body+

The body is long and solid with clearly perceptible withers and straight, broad back. The loins are broad and well coupled. The croup is oblique, slopping slightly. Deep chest.

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Coat+

Uniformly white

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Ears+

Of average size, rather thick and triangular, with a good covering of hair.

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Tail+

Set not too high and carried below the topline. The tail will rise above the topline when the dog is excited.

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Hair+

The hair is short and dense on the head, muzzle, the front of the forelegs and the hindlegs from the hock down. On the torso, it is long, dense, straight or a little wavy, harsh to the touch. The undercoat is abundant.

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Podhalans are strong, compact dogs that exude power and mobility. They are rectangular in shape. The males are a little shorter than the females.At first look, these powerful, strong boned animals can be reminiscent of another big white breed, the Kuvasz, but on closer inspection the Pole differs from the Hungarian in many areas, not least its commanding head.

Did you know ?

Tatra Shepherd Dogs are born to guard. Even when they seem to be asleep, they are primed to respond at the slightest entreaty with astonishing speed and vigor!

PHOTOS

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