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(Illyrian Sheepdog)

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Other Names
Illyrian Sheepdog
Yugoslavian Herder

Balkans/Macedonia, Middle Ages
Recognized as a distinct breed in 1930

Use Today
herding, guarding

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 11-13 years of age

Weight & Height
55 to 80 pounds & 22 to 24 inches tall at the shoulders

Known Health Problems
None Known

Physical Description
Large, well proportioned and muscular dog. It has a broad head with large, black nose. The eyes are dark, almond shaped. The ears are v-shaped and drop. The tail is long and sabrelike.

Independent breed, but is excellent at herding and guarding and it takes its work very seriously


Living Conditions
Not suitable for apartment living

Brush this breed occasionally as needed

This breeds needs alot of physical exercise

Coat Texture
Heavy, rough coat.

Coat Colors
White, Grey, Tan, Black


Continental Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club


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