The Caucasian Mountain Dog is a very large, muscular, powerful dog. It is assertive, strong-willed, and courageous and more aggressive than most other breeds. It's a loyal and fearless dog with the ability to guard and protect even large territories. The Caucasian Mountain Dog's original purpose was to protect livestock and has been used as a guard dog recently. This is not a breed for first time owner; it needs a strong leader and firm obedience training.
Colors vary from gray, fawn, tan, pied, brindle and white. The FCI prohibits brown dogs.
The Caucasian Mountain Dog has thick, dense, weather-resistant coat, which is especially effective at keeping out the cold. There are two coat varieties: short and long. The coat of the long-haired variety requires frequent brushings, paying special attention to the spots where tangles may occur. The short-haired variety needs less grooming, but should still be combed and brushed.
Hip and elbow dysplasia. To minimize the risk of your Caucasian Mountain Dog developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Caucasian Mountain Dog puppy from a reputable breeder.