Tatra Shepherd Dog

Other names : Polish Tatra Sheepdog, Tatra Mountain Sheepdog, Owczarek Tatrzański, Owczarek Podhalański, Polski Owczarek, Polish Podhale Sheepdog

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Life expectancy

The Tatra Shepherd Dog has a life expectancy of between 10 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 24 and 26 in
Male Between 26 and 28 in

Adult weight

Female Between 66 and 88 lb
Male Between 66 and 88 lb
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More details about the Tatra Shepherd Dog

Tatra Shepherd Dog: Origins and history

Tatra Sheepdogs originated as dogs imported by Phoenician traders from the East and probably arrived in Europe via Africa. The Phoenicians used these dogs as exchange items, trading them for valuable products such as silver, glass, or cloth. The Romans also used them in wartime to watch their prisoners. They were also pet dogs for aristocrats. The World Canine Organisation officially recognised this breed in 1963.

FCI classification of the Tatra Shepherd Dog

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Tatra Shepherd Dog

Although it can be difficult to motivate these large dogs, they are generally docile dogs who want to please their master.
On the other hand, you should start training them as soon as they arrive home as a puppy, because given the size of them as adults, you need to learn to control them, especially in towns, or when guests arrive, for example.

Tatra Shepherd Dog: Purchase price

Polish Tatra Sheepdogs prices vary according to their origin, age and sex. We do not have enough information to be able to set an average price for this dog breed.
It will cost, on average, £50/month to meet the needs of this breed.

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