South Russian Ovcharka

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South Russian Ovcharka
South Russian Ovcharka.jpg
Other namesYoujnorousskaïa Ovtcharka
South Russian Sheepdog
Ukrainian Ovcharka
South Ukrainian Ovcharka
South Russian Shepherd Dog
OriginUkraine, Russia
Kennel club standards
FCI standard
Dog (domestic dog)

The South Russian Ovcharka, also known as a Ukrainian Shepherd Dog, or South Russian Sheepdog, is a sheepdog from the Ukrainian steppes between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

Russian Sheepdog circa 1915

This is an undemanding dog, which can adapt to most weather conditions.


Males should stand no less than 25 inches (64 cm) tall,[1] 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.


The dog is banned in Denmark.[2]

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  1. ^ "Breed standard". UKC. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Danish Legislation on Dogs". Retrieved 15 February 2019.

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