South Russian Ovcharka
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|Other names||Ioujnorousskaïa Ovtcharka
South Russian Sheepdog
South Ukrainian Ovcharka
South Russian Shepherd Dog
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
The South Russian Ovcharka, also known as a Ukrainian Shepherd Dog, or South Russian Sheepdog, is a large, long-haired (12 centimeters), white sheepdog. Breeders have not yet developed a precise theory of the dog's origins. However, it is agreed that its ancestors lived in the Ukrainian steppes between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Males should stand no less than 25 inches (64 cm) tall, it has a long head, with dangling, small, triangular ears. Its coat consists of long, thick coarse hair, usually white (although sometimes white with yellow, or with shades of grey), that is bushy and slightly wavy.
This mountain dog is an undemanding dog, which can adapt to most weather conditions.
- "Breed standard". UKC. Retrieved 13 February 2015.