Carpathian Shepherd Dog
|Romanian Carpathian Shepherd|
|Other names||Ciobănesc Românesc Carpatin, Romanian Shepherd, Romanian Carpathian Shepherd, Câine Ciobănesc Carpatin, Carpathian Sheepdog, Carpathian Shepherd, Carpatin, Romanian Carpatin Herder|
|Dog (domestic dog)|
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...).