Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog

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Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog
Other names Romanian Mioritic
Mioritic Shepherd
Ciobănesc Mioritic
Country of origin Romania
Notes Breed provisionally accepted, not eligible for the CACIB
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog is a large breed of livestock guardian dog that originated in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.



The male Mioritic stands about 70–75 centimetres (28–30 in) tall at the withers with the female slightly smaller at 65–70 centimetres (26–28 in).[1] This massive dog is covered in thick fluffy hair. It may be white, with or without pale grey or cream patches, or cream or pale grey all over.[2] The dog should have a "vigorous" appearance. Sexual dimorphism is evident in this breed, with males being significantly larger than females.[3]


This mountain dog has discipline as one of its main characteristics. It is a calm and well-mannered dog. As this dog was used as a herd protector, it is very attached to family and goes all the way when protecting those it is attached to. Because of this dog's ability to bond strongly with his master, training should only be started once the Mioritic puppy is already accustomed to the owner/trainer.


The breed was provisionally recognized by the FCI on July, 6th, 2005 in Buenos Aires.


The breed has a life expectancy of about 12–14 years.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Breed standard" (PDF). FCI. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic" [Mioritic Romanian Shepherd] (in Romanian). Cutzu.RO. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Herding Dog Group : Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic". Breed Standards. United Kennel Club. Retrieved July 15, 2013.