The basic color is usually white, pale gray or cream; or sometimes with patches of these colors. Sometimes a very pale orange is also accepted. Grey colored skin is preferred. It is entirely possibly for a litter to have a mixture of puppies that are a mixture of white and gray/white. Their eyes are hazel or amber-color, slightly oval and of medium size.
Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Breed
The thick, fluffy haired, Carpathian mountain dog
Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Breed Description
4 to 12
Dogs: 120-150 pounds
Bitches: 100-130 pounds
Dogs: 27-29 inches
Bitches: 25-28 inches
FCI Group I.: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)
Ciobanesc Mioritic Romanesc, Mioritic Sheepdog, Mioritic Shepherd Dog
The Romanian Mioritic Shepherd is a breed of large sheep dogs that originated in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. This massive dog is covered in thick fluffy hair. They look like huge teddy bears. They have a compact and robust structure, strong skeleton, inspiring force and respect. Despite its massive stature, they are extremely agile, surprising their opponents through their precise and extremely agile movements. The ears and tail remain cropped.
Their main assignment was and remains to guard and protect the herd or their owner’s property from predators and thieves. Today, Romanian shepherds dogs are appreciated even by the people who live in villages and towns for guarding or for just as pets, because of their equilibrate behavior and their devotion to their owners.
This breed has one of the best personalities, which recommends this breed as a good choice for many owners. The Mioritic has discipline as one of their main characteristics. It is a calm, vivid, well-balanced, alert, vigilant and well-mannered dog. As this dog was used as a herd protector, he is very attached to family and goes all the way when protecting those he is attached to.
Because of this dog’s ability to bond strongly with his master, Mioritic dog training should only be started once the Mioritic puppy is already accustomed to the owner/trainer. The combined strength and loyalty of the Mioritic recommend the breed as a good choice for guard dogs, pets, and flock dogs. It is loyal to its master, but suspicious, untrusting of strangers. It is very good as a flock-guard but it can also be brave and fight bears and lynxes as evidence has shown in the passed. It loves children very much and is patient with child-like behavior.
The coat is long, abundant and fluffy. It covers the whole body; including the head and the feet. The top coat is slightly wavy, long and rough and measures: 3.15-6.3 inches ( 8-13 cm). The coat should be brushed occasionally.
They are resistant to diseases, climate and improper feeding, making him easily adaptable to any type of habitat. No common health problems have been identified. However, to make sure that you get a healthy puppy, you should buy a Mioritic puppy from a reputable breeder.
The breed needs plenty of space to run around. Exercise is imperative. In a big yard, running and playing around free will take care of its exercise needs. It is not advisable to keep them inside a house or a flat. They do not fare well, indoors, and are very much an outdoor dog.
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