Karst Shepherd Dog

Other names : Krasky Ovcar, Krasevec, Krazski Ovcar, Karst Sheepdog, Istrian Sheepdog

Photo: adult dog of Karst Shepherd Dog breed
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Life expectancy

The Karst Shepherd Dog has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 21 and 24 in
Male Between 22 and 25 in

Adult weight

Female Between 55 and 82 lb
Male Between 66 and 93 lb
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More details about the Karst Shepherd Dog

Karst Shepherd Dog: Origins and history

Records of the Karst show a lineage dating back several centuries; it is mentioned in a Slovenian chronicle of 1689. The breed was officially recognised in 1939. 

FCI classification of the Karst Shepherd Dog

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

  • Section 2 : Molossian type

Training a Karst Shepherd Dog

A firmness and confidence are needed of a trainer of this dog. The Karst is easily distracted, easily bored and will always seek to take control of a situation. 

Karst Shepherd Dog: Purchase price

The average price for a purebred puppy of this breed is around £730. It will cost between £80 and £110 per month to keep this dog.

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