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Georgian Shepherd Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Georgian Shepherd Dog so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginGeorgia
Group Guard Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Georgian Shepherd Dog have? The dog breed also known as...
Caucasian Owcharka, Caucasian Mountain Dog, Sage Ghafghazi, Georgian Nagazi, Caucasian Ovtcharka, Circassian Sheep Dog, Russian Caucasian Ovtcharka, Russian Caucasian, Russian Mountain DogArmenian Khobun Dog, Azerbaijani Shepherd Dog, Kavkaskaia Ovtcharka, Karachay-Balkar pariy, Kavkazskaïa Ovtcharka, Kavkazskaya Ovcharka, Kars (Kafkas) Köpeği, Caucasian Sheepdog, Caucasian Ovcharka
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Georgian Shepherd Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Georgian Shepherd Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Georgian Shepherd 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? Georgian Shepherd Dog price:
$1500-$3000
If you choose to purchase the Georgian Shepherd 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Georgian Shepherd Dog gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Georgian Shepherd Dog size:
Giant
Weight
How much does the Georgian Shepherd Dog weigh? Georgian Shepherd Dog weight:
99-154 pounds (45-70 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Georgian Shepherd Dog? Georgian Shepherd Dog average weight:
126.5 pounds (57.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Georgian Shepherd Dog? Georgian Shepherd Dog height:
25-28 inches (64-72 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Georgian Shepherd Dog average height:
26.5 inches (68 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Georgian Shepherd Dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseWaterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Georgian Shepherd Dog's coat?
GrayFawnTanPiedBrindleWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Georgian Shepherd Dog and how often?
Advanced: The Georgian Shepherd Dog 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Georgian Shepherd Dog, 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Caucasian Owcharka? Georgian Shepherd Dog shedding level:
Georgian Shepherd Dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Georgian Shepherd Dog breed.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Georgian Shepherd Dog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
FearlessBoldKindIndependent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Georgian Shepherd Dog? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Georgian Shepherd Dog's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs, 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? Georgian Shepherd Dog sensitivity:
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Caucasian Owcharka need? Georgian Shepherd Dog social needs:
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Caucasian Mountain Dog bark?
Average: The Georgian Shepherd Dog barks occasionally. 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog good as a watchdog?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs 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 Georgian Shepherd Dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Georgian Shepherd Dog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Georgian Shepherd Dog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Georgian Shepherd Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Caucasian Owcharka? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Georgian Shepherd Dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Georgian Shepherd 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog do?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs have a higher 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 Georgian Shepherd Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Georgian Shepherd Dog to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Georgian Shepherd Dog roam?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog have high prey drive?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Georgian Shepherd Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Georgian Shepherd 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?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.
Fighting Dog
Where Georgian Shepherd 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?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Georgian Shepherd Dog and children:
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Georgian Shepherd Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Georgian Shepherd 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Georgian Shepherd Dogs good office dogs? Do Georgian Shepherd Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Georgian Shepherd Dogs be ofiice dogs?
No
Georgian Shepherd Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Caucasian Owcharka temperament with senior people? Are Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Georgian Shepherd Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Georgian Shepherd 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). Georgian Shepherd Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Georgian Shepherd 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. Georgian Shepherd Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Georgian Shepherd 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. Georgian Shepherd Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Georgian Shepherd 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Georgian Shepherd Dog be a boat dog?
Not really
Georgian Shepherd Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Georgian Shepherd 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. Georgian Shepherd Dog breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs have health problems?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Georgian Shepherd Dog be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Georgian Shepherd Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Georgian Shepherd 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog have?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Georgian Shepherd Dog dogs require per day?
Georgian Shepherd Dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Georgian Shepherd 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Georgian Shepherd Dog risk for obesity:
High: The Georgian Shepherd Dog breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Georgian Shepherd Dog more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Georgian Shepherd Dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Georgian Shepherd Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also 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 Georgian Shepherd 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog drool?
The Georgian Shepherd Dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Georgian Shepherd Dog. 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 does it take to have Georgian Shepherd Dog puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Georgian Shepherd 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 Georgian Shepherd 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 Georgian Shepherd Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-12 puppies

Pros & Cons of Georgian Shepherd Dog

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Georgian Shepherd Dog's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Georgian Shepherd Dogs are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Watchdog Ability: Georgian Shepherd Dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Georgian Shepherd Dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Georgian Shepherd Dogs handle alone time quite well.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Georgian Shepherd 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
  • Hypoallergenic: Georgian Shepherd Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Georgian Shepherd Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Georgian Shepherd Dog requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Georgian Shepherd Dogs shed above average.
  • Drooling tendency: The Georgian Shepherd Dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Georgian Shepherd Dog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Mouthiness: Georgian Shepherd Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Georgian Shepherd Dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Georgian Shepherd Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Georgian Shepherd Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Georgian Shepherd Dogs are not the best breed for elderly people.

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