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Armenian Gampr dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Armenian Gampr dog so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginArmenia
Other Names
What other names does the Armenian Gampr dog have? The dog breed also known as...
Gampr
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Armenian Gampr dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Armenian Gampr dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Armenian Gampr dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Armenian Gampr dog price:
$1600-$1900
If you choose to purchase the Armenian Gampr dog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Armenian Gampr dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Armenian Gampr dog gets to a happy place.

History

The Armenian Gampr is an ancient breed, whose origins can be traced back to at least 15,000 years. This breed has been depicted in ancient petroglyphs in the Syuniq and Geghama Mountains of Armenia and its development over time until about 1000BC. The breed is a giant-sized landrace dog, which means that it is prone to higher variability in appearance and structure than standardized breeds, and in many cases, landrace breeds are genetically healthier.

Moreover, Armenian Highland is one of the cradles of civilization. Since times immemorial, men used various animals, dogs, cats, goats, sheep, horses, and donkeys. However, the Armenian Gampr was different from all these animals, as it accompanied the man as he bred stock, hunted, cultivated the land, built settlements, and created objects of art. The Gampr is a unique breed created through centuries of patience, targeted breeding, natural selection, and in relative isolation from the rest of the world. The Armenian Gampr is a working breed used for many jobs such as herding, hunting, fighting in the war dog, and rescuing. As Armenians traveled through the Caucasus, Persia, Central Asia, and Europe, they brought their guardian dogs with them. It is said that Tigran the Great King was particularly fond of the Gampr, and kept them near him at all times.

Moreover, according to ancient Armenian mythology, there were dog-like creatures who came from the sky to lick, with its healing tongue, the wounds of those who were killed or hurt in the battle. Many people still believe that the Gampr descended from these animals. We can clearly see the importance of dog worship among Armenian people. Armenian myths and folklore praise the unrivaled courage, strength, wisdom, and loyal character of the Gampr. They were also buried with their masters, the body of the deas was in the center and the dogs were placed on either side facing him.

Furthermore, the first attempts at breeding the Armenian Gampr according to modern methods started at the beginning of the 20th century, in the Soviet Union. Breeders joined all varieties of the breed into one group and determined the breeding policy. They were sold to the so-called Red Star breeding program, which developed the Caucasian Obcharka by infusing the original genetics of the Gampr with some other breeds. There were also failed attempts to create new Soviet breeds, by crossing the Gampr with Saint Bernard, the German Shepherd, the Newfoundland, and the Great Dane.  After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Armenia rallied around the remaining gene pool and began the process of giving an official name to the breed that had been within their culture for millennia. Following the independence of Armenia in 1991, the first breed standard was drawn up and in 2011 the breed was recognized by the International Kennel Union, an organization based in Moscow.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Armenian Gampr dog size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Armenian Gampr dog weigh? Armenian Gampr dog weight:
60-100 lbs (27-45 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Armenian Gampr dog? Armenian Gampr dog average weight:
80 lbs (36 kg)
Height
How tall is the Armenian Gampr dog? Armenian Gampr dog height:
25 - 35 inches (63 - 89 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Armenian Gampr dog average height:
30 inches (76 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Armenian Gampr dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
Double
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Armenian Gampr dog's coat?
Any color
Grooming
How to groom the Armenian Gampr dog and how often?
Easy to groom: The Armenian Gampr dog doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Armenian Gampr dog is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Armenian Gampr dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Gampr? Armenian Gampr dog shedding level:
Armenian Gampr dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Armenian Gampr dog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AloofIndependentTrustworthyProtectiveFriendly
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Armenian Gampr dog? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Armenian Gampr dog's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Armenian Gampr dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Armenian Gampr dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Armenian Gampr dogs don't really like playing. You need to find another activity to make them happy.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Armenian Gampr dog sensitivity:
Armenian Gampr dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Armenian Gampr dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence. Their happiness doesn't depend on their owners emotional level.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Gampr need? Armenian Gampr dog social needs:
Armenian Gampr dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Armenian Gampr dog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Gampr bark?
Average to high: The Armenian Gampr dog is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Armenian Gampr dog good as a watchdog?
Armenian Gampr dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Armenian Gampr dog dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Armenian Gampr dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Armenian Gampr dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Armenian Gampr dog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Armenian Gampr dog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Armenian Gampr dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Gampr? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Armenian Gampr dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Armenian Gampr dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Armenian Gampr dog do?
Armenian Gampr dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Armenian Gampr dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Armenian Gampr dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Armenian Gampr dog roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Armenian Gampr dog is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Armenian Gampr dog have high prey drive?
Armenian Gampr dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Armenian Gampr dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Armenian Gampr dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Armenian Gampr dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Armenian Gampr dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Armenian Gampr dog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Armenian Gampr dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Armenian Gampr dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Armenian Gampr dog and children:
Armenian Gampr dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Armenian Gampr dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Armenian Gampr dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Armenian Gampr dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Armenian Gampr dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Armenian Gampr dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Armenian Gampr dog is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Armenian Gampr dogs good office dogs? Do Armenian Gampr dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Armenian Gampr dogs be office dogs?
No
Armenian Gampr dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Armenian Gampr dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Gampr temperament with senior people? Are Armenian Gampr dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Armenian Gampr dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Armenian Gampr dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Armenian Gampr dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Armenian Gampr dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Armenian Gampr dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Armenian Gampr dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Armenian Gampr dog be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Armenian Gampr dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Armenian Gampr dog be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Armenian Gampr dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Armenian Gampr dog be a 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. Armenian Gampr dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Armenian Gampr dog be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Armenian Gampr dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Armenian Gampr dog be a boat dog?
Not really
Armenian Gampr dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Armenian Gampr dog be a drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Armenian Gampr dog breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Armenian Gampr dog dogs have health problems?
Armenian Gampr dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Armenian Gampr dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Armenian Gampr dog be?
14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Armenian Gampr dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Armenian Gampr dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Armenian Gampr dog have?
Armenian Gampr dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Armenian Gampr dog dogs require per day?
Armenian Gampr dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Armenian Gampr dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Armenian Gampr dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Armenian Gampr dog risk for obesity:
Average. The Armenian Gampr dog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Armenian Gampr dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Armenian Gampr dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Armenian Gampr dog drool?
The Armenian Gampr dog is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Armenian Gampr dog pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Armenian Gampr dog pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Armenian Gampr dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Armenian Gampr dog have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Armenian Gampr dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6 to 8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Armenian Gampr dog

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Armenian Gampr dog's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Armenian Gampr dogs are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Armenian Gampr dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Armenian Gampr dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Armenian Gampr dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Armenian Gampr dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Armenian Gampr dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Armenian Gampr dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Armenian Gampr dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Armenian Gampr dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Armenian Gampr dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Armenian Gampr dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Armenian Gampr dog is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Armenian Gampr dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Dog Friendly: Armenian Gampr dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Armenian Gampr dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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  • Bella

    May 4, 2021, 6:07:56 PM:

    5 Star for the breed! I have two. they don't like the warm weather actually, they don't require much exercise, I would say they need challenges.. my two Gamprs see or smell a cat or any other animal.. they want to rip it apart. Love the breed!

  • Armen

    Nov 20, 2019, 12:20:50 AM:

    Amazing dog best doggo in the world