Bukovina Shepherd Dog: description, photo, character
Bukovina shepherd has a strong, dense,large build. For many centuries this dog was the only assistant of the shepherds holding their flocks in the Carpathian mountains. The main task of such a sheep-dog is to protect flocks and herds from predators or kidnappers. The Bukovina shepherd is valued for his extremely balanced character, calm and friendly attitude to children. These qualities of dogs make it possible to keep them not only as guardians of the herds, but also in the conditions of the city for protection and as companions. This breed is one of the varieties of the Romanian shepherd dog.
The large, massive head of the dog is raisedthe back line is insignificant. The skull is moderately wide, with a smooth transition from the forehead to the muzzle. The nose is wide, the lobe black and large. The skull is equal in length to the muzzle. The muzzle has the shape of a truncated cone, while it is well developed, tapering to the nose, not sharp. Lips of the dog fit tightly to the teeth, thick, brightly colored. Scissor bite, teeth white, powerful jaw. Sometimes there are dogs with a direct bite - this is not a disadvantage of the breed. Bukovina sheep dog has weakly expressed cheekbones. Eyes small, almond shaped, slightly obliquely situated. Eye color can be nutty or lighter. Yellow eyes are not possible for this breed. Eyelids have good pigmentation. The ears are hanging, in the form of a triangle, the tips are rounded, the landing is high, the snug fit to the cheeks. Neck thick, short, strong. Body muscular, strong croup. From withers to groats decrease smooth. A broad chest with pronounced ribs reaches the elbows of the front paws. The tail reaches the hock joint, sometimes longer. At rest, the tail is lowered, with tension or movement rising above the line of the back. The skin of the dog is thick, has a dark gray color. The wool on the legs and head is short, dense, straight. On the body, the wool is longer, up to 9 cm. The undercoat is characterized by a high density, short, light. On the neck, the coat is positioned in such a way that it forms a mane. The back of the legs has a medium-length bump. The tail is fluffy, with a long and thick coat.
Bukovina Shepherd (photo in the article)often has a white color with spots, which clearly delineate the border. The spots can be black, sandy or tiger. Legs can have a color or black mark. Sometimes it is possible (but undesirable) black or white coat color.
The Bukovina Shepherd was produced specially forprotection of herds, so its character is typical for shepherds / guard breeds. Dogs are calm, very fond of children. They are incredulous to outsiders. Wild animals are not afraid, they enter the fight without hesitation. Lai loud, very powerful. At night, dogs patrol the entrusted territory. Adult dogs require a lot of space for walking.