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Karst Shepherd

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Other Names
Istrian Shepherd, Krasky Ovcar

Balkans/Slovenia, Middle Ages

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Flock Guarding, Companion

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12-13 years of age

Weight & Height
58 to 88 pounds & 20-24 inches tall at the shoulders

Known Health Problems
None Known

Physical Description
Medium size musculardog. The skull is lightly longer than the muzzle and there is a large black nose and almond-shaped eyes that are brown. The ears and medium size, drop and high set. The tail is bushy and saber shaped with a slight hook.

Playful dog that is wary of strangers.

Needs Patient, but consistant training

Living Conditions
Not Suitable for apartment living.


This breeds at least a large yard that it can exercise itself in.

Coat Texture
Double coat has a thick undercoat and a long, harsh outer coat.

Coat Colors

? pups per litter.



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