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Cierny Sery Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginSlovakia
Other Names
What other names does the Cierny Sery have? The dog breed also known as...
Black Sherry, Slovak Shepherd, Slovak Shepherd Dog, Black Slovak Shepherd, Black Slovak Shepherd Dog, Slovak Sheepdog, Black Slovak Sheepdog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Cierny Sery recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Cierny Sery recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Cierny Sery 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? Cierny Sery price:
$1500-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Cierny Sery, 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 Cierny Sery for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cierny Sery gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Cierny Sery size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Cierny Sery weigh? Cierny Sery weight:
Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 44-57 pounds (20-26 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Cierny Sery? Cierny Sery average weight:
Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 50.5 pounds (23 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cierny Sery? Cierny Sery height:
Male: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Cierny Sery average height:
Male: 25 inch (63 cm), Female: 23 inch (58 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Cierny Sery have? What does this canine coat look like?
SmoothDoubleSoftDenseWoollyRoughHarshWiry
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cierny Sery's coat?
Black
Grooming
How to groom the Cierny Sery and how often?
Advanced: The Cierny Sery requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Cierny Sery a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Cierny Sery, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Cierny Sery dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Black Sherry? Cierny Sery shedding level:
Cierny Serys are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cierny Sery have? What characteristics does the breed have?
DevotedLoyalGentleTolerantAffectionate
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cierny Sery? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Cierny Sery is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Cierny Sery dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cierny Serys are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Cierny Serys, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cierny Sery sensitivity:
Cierny Serys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Cierny Serys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Black Sherry need? Cierny Sery social needs:
Cierny Serys need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Cierny Sery dogs bark a lot? Why does my Slovak Shepherd bark?
Average to high: The Cierny Sery 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 Cierny Sery good as a watchdog?
Cierny Serys are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Cierny Serys will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Cierny Sery dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Cierny Serys are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Cierny Sery bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Black Sherry? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cierny Sery? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Cierny Sery 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 Cierny Sery do?
Cierny Serys have lower than 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 Cierny Serys need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cierny Sery to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cierny Sery roam?
Cierny Serys tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cierny Sery have high prey drive?
Cierny Serys have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cierny Sery good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Cierny Serys are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Cierny Serys adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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?
Cierny Serys tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Cierny Sery 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?
Cierny Serys are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Cierny Sery dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cierny Sery and children:
Cierny Serys are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cierny Sery dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Cierny Serys are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Cierny Sery good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cierny Sery dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cierny Serys are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Cierny Sery is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Cierny Serys good office dogs? Do Cierny Serys make good office friendly dogs? Can Cierny Serys be office dogs?
No
Cierny Sery is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cierny Sery dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Black Sherry temperament with senior people? Are Cierny Sery dogs good for elderly owners?
Cierny Serys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cierny Sery dogs get along with other pets? Are Cierny Sery dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cierny Serys are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cierny Sery breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Cierny Serys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cierny Sery 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). Cierny Sery is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cierny Sery 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. Cierny Sery is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cierny Sery 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. Cierny Sery is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cierny Sery 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 Cierny Sery is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cierny Sery be a boat dog?
Not really
Cierny Sery breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cierny Sery be a drafting dog?
Not really
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. Cierny Sery is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Cierny Sery dogs have health problems?
The Cierny Sery is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Cierny Sery dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Cierny Sery be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cierny Sery breed hypoallergenic?
No
Cierny Serys 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 Cierny Sery have?
Cierny Serys 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 Cierny Sery dogs require per day?
Cierny Serys 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?
Cierny Serys sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Cierny Sery need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cierny Sery risk for obesity:
Average. The Cierny Sery 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 Cierny Sery's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cierny Sery can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Cierny Sery 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 Cierny Sery drool?
The Cierny Sery 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 Cierny Sery pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Cierny Sery pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Cierny Sery: 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 Cierny Sery 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 Cierny Sery have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Cierny Sery

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Cierny Sery is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Cierny Serys are very easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Cierny Serys are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Watchdog Ability: Cierny Serys are good watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Cierny Serys have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Cierny Serys tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Cierny Serys adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Cierny Serys are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Cierny Serys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Cierny Serys don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Cierny Sery requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Cierny Serys are heavy shedders.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Cierny Serys tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Dog Friendly: Cierny Serys are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Cierny Sery is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cierny Serys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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