Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog

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Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog
Other names Romanian Mioritic
Mioritic Shepherd
Ciobănesc Mioritic
Origin Romania
Classification / standards
FCI Group 1 Herding, Section 1 Sheepdogs #349 (Provisional) standard
UKC Herding standard
Notes Breed provisionally accepted, not eligible for the CACIB
Domestic 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 registered by the National Club of the Romanian Shepherd Dogs CNCCR in 1998, together with Faculty of Veterinary Medicine from Bucharest at the first Championship of the Romanian Shepherd Dogs The sole entity recognaized by the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture in order to represent domestic and international the all problems concerning the Romanian shepherd dogs was declared by an order of this authority the National Club of the Romanian Shepherd Dogs CNCCR in 1998 The breed was fully recognized by the UCI-AVDH on 2005 in Romania by a special Commission sent from UCI-AVDH The breed was fully supported by Mr. Emil Constantinescu President of Romania The first ever magazine exclusively dedicated to the mioritic and carpatin breeds, MOLDA MAGAZINE, was launched by Mr. Cezar Osiceanu in 1998 and was declared the most beautiful dog magazine at World Dog Show Milano 2000 The first unsuccess trying to present the breed at an international contest was made it by Mr. Gheorghe Cretu in 1986 at Berlin The first participation at a contest outside of the Romanian borders was performed by Mr. Cezar Osiceanu - "De Romania Kennel" at an international contest in Chisinau in 1993 The breed was first time presented at Euro Dog Show Charleroi 1995 by Mr. Cezar Osiceanu - "De Romania Kennel" The breed was first time officially presented at World Dog Show Milano 2000 Mr. Cezar Osiceanu - "De Romania Kennel" 1. 2. 3. 4. [modifică]


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.