Carpathian Shepherd Dog

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Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog
Other namesCiobănesc Românesc Carpatin, Romanian Carpathian Shepherd, Câine Ciobănesc Carpatin, Carpathian Shepherd, Carpatin, Carpathian
Height Dogs 65 to 73 centimetres (26 to 29 in)
Bitches 59 to 67 centimetres (23 to 26 in)
Weight Dogs in harmony with height
Bitches in harmony with height
Coat Double coat, shorter on the head and front of legs, longer on the tail, back of legs, chest
Color wolf gray
Litter size 5 - 10 puppies
Life span 12 - 14 years
Kennel club standards
Fédération Cynologique Internationale

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Dog (domestic dog)

The Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog (Romanian: Ciobănesc Românesc Carpatin) is a large breed of livestock guardian dogs that originated in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.[1]


In March 1998, a group of fans of the Carpathian Shepherd Dog founded the Carpathian Shepherd Dogs Club. The club was later renamed the National Club of Carpathian Shepherd Dog Breeders. The club observed that there many Carpathians in Rucăr, Argeș County that are considered ancestors of today's Carpathians.

A conference on the factors involved in the Romanian breeds took place in Bistrița in March 2003. The provisional homologation of the Carpathian Shepherd Dog was approved on July 6, 2005 in Buenos Aires.


The breed has a life expectancy of about 12–14 years.


A very devoted, well-mannered, courageous dog, it was originally used to protect flocks of sheep or its master from any potential harm during herding (bears, wolves, thieves, etc...).

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  1. ^ "Molosserworld's Ciobanesti Carpatini Page". Molosser World. Archived from the original on 2008-09-21. Retrieved 2008-08-22.

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