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Sarplaninac vs Caucasian Ovcharka – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Sarplaninac vs Caucasian Ovcharka" Compare Sarplaninac and Caucasian Ovcharka. Which is better: Sarplaninac or Caucasian Ovcharka?
Name Sarplaninac Caucasian Ovcharka
OriginsSerbia Macedonia Armenia Russia Georgia Azerbaijan
Group Guard Dogs Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank525508
Reviews12
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Other Names Macedonian Shepherd, Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog, Illyrian Shepherd Dog, Jugoslovenski ovcarski pas-sarplaninac Caucasian Ovcharka, Caucasian Mountain Dog, Caucasian Sheepdog, Kawkasky Owtscharka, Kaukasische Schaferhund
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $900-$1000 $1500-$2500

General Appearance - Sarplaninac vs Caucasian Ovcharka

Size Large Giant
Weight Male: 55-80 pounds (25-36 kg), Female: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) 99-154 pounds (45-70 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 126.5 pounds (57.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (55-61 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (54-59 cm) 25-28 inches (64-72 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 22 inches (56.5 cm) 26.5 inches (68 cm)

Hair & Care - Sarplaninac vs Caucasian Ovcharka

Coat Fluffy
Waterproof
Dense
Thick
Double
Colors Black
Fawn
Gray
Sable
White
Black
Cream
Gray
Silver
White
Yellow
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Sarplaninac doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Caucasian Ovcharka doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Sarplaninacs shed moderately.
Caucasian Ovcharkas shed moderately.

Characteristics - Sarplaninac vs Caucasian Ovcharka

Temperament Independent
Devoted
Protective
Calm
Intelligent
Reliable
Dominant
Alert
Calm
Powerful
Quick
Intelligent Rank
Average: Sarplaninac's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Caucasian Ovcharka's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Sarplaninacs are quite easy to train.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Sarplaninacs are not the most playful dog breed.
The Caucasian Ovcharka is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Sarplaninacs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Sarplaninacs are highly affectionate dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Sarplaninacs need for social interaction is average.
Caucasian Ovcharkas need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Sarplaninac rarely barks.
Average to high: The Caucasian Ovcharka is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Sarplaninacs are good watchdogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Sarplaninacs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Sarplaninac has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Caucasian Ovcharka has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Sarplaninacs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Caucasian Ovcharkas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Sarplaninac is strong enough to escape from home.
Caucasian Ovcharkas tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Sarplaninacs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Caucasian Ovcharkas have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Sarplaninacs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Sarplaninacs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Caucasian Ovcharkas adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Sarplaninac vs Caucasian Ovcharka

Stranger Friendly
Sarplaninacs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Sarplaninacs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Sarplaninacs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Sarplaninacs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Sarplaninac is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Caucasian Ovcharka is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Sarplaninacs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Sarplaninacs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Sarplaninacs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Caucasian Ovcharkas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Sarplaninac breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Caucasian Ovcharka breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Sarplaninac vs Caucasian Ovcharka

Health Issues
Sarplaninacs are commonly healthy dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-13 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Sarplaninacs are high energy dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Sarplaninacs need a lot of exercises.
Caucasian Ovcharkas exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Sarplaninacs don't need too much sleep.
Caucasian Ovcharkas like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Sarplaninac can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Caucasian Ovcharka can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Sarplaninac has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Caucasian Ovcharka has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Sarplaninac drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Caucasian Ovcharka drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Sarplaninac vs Caucasian Ovcharka

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies 5-10 puppies

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Reviews

  • horrinle knowledge

    Jan 17, 2020, 12:29:58 AM:

    where did u get these measures for the sharplaninec. the caucasian and sharplaninec are the same sharp. are fucking taller and longer than cauca... and are just a little bit lighter in weight

  • Rollo

    Jan 24, 2020, 11:08:30 PM:

    Sarplaniac are great for combat too, they also fight with wolfs, and bears at times. Also, the measures are wrong, I do not know about caucasian but sarplaniac kan weight from 60kg to 80kg, and grow up to be 70cm to 85cm.

  • David Mcguinness

    Feb 29, 2020, 9:23:09 PM:

    Caucasian shepherds are on average 175 lb not 126 lb Yugoslavian shepherds is listed as 65.7 lb for the average weight ,that would make them about the same size as an American Staffordshire terrier...no chance

  • venzan

    Oct 29, 2020, 10:13:09 AM:

    you dont have idea about sharplaninac, its amazing and huge dog