Carpathian Shepherd Dog
A Carpathian Shepherd
|Other names||Ciobănesc Românesc Carpatin, Romanian Shepherd, Romanian Carpathian Shepherd, Câine Ciobănesc Carpatin, Carpathian Sheepdog, Carpathian Shepherd, Carpatin, Romanian Carpatin Herder|
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
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, Argeş County that are considered ancestors of today's Carpathians.
In March 2003, at Bistriţa, an important conference of the factors involved in the Romanian breeds took place. On July 6, 2005 in Buenos Aires, the approved the provisional homologation of the Carpathian Shepherd Dog.
The breed has a life expectancy of about 12–14 years.
A very devoted, well-mannered, courageous dog, it has been said to battle bears in an attempt to protect flocks of sheep or its master from harm.