Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog

Other names : Šarplaninac, Charplaninatz, Macedonian Sheepdog

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Life expectancy

The Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 21 and 23 in
Male Between 22 and 24 in

Adult weight

Female Between 66 and 88 lb
Male Between 77 and 99 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog costs between £1100 and £1500

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Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog: Origins and history

This dog has been bred for centuries by farmers of land in the Yugoslavian mountains. Some experts of the breed suggest that it arrived in Europe during ancient societal migrations from Asia. The breed is named after the Šarplaninac mountain range, and dogs of the breed are still widely used here for guarding and herding cattle and sheep.

FCI classification of the Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog

  • Group 2 - Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

  • Section 2 : Molossian type

Training a Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog

Training of this dog must be done right. Šarplaninacs will try to dominate proceedings. They are not the easiest of dogs to train. 

Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog: Purchase price

You could pay anywhere between £1,100 - £1,500 for a Sarplaninac purebred puppy. It will cost £80 to £100 per month to care for this dog.

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  • haighrobin
    We have Sarplaninac / hybrid fron Bosnia , she is 5 years old. We have had over 50 various dogs and she is the most intelligent by far .

    She has been with us for two years now direct from Bosnia.

    By the way your website needs attention. It shut me down before I had finished writing. So I cannot include a photo. Robin
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