Charplanina Yugoslav Shepherd

region Yugoslavia
silhouette Robust, strongly built, height above the average, well proportioned.
cut In the dog, on average 62 cm, and in the female dog, 58 cm
weight 35 to 45 kg for the dog, and 30 to 40 kg for the female dog
hair  long, thick and quite coarse
dress unicolor
head in proportion to the body and measures approximately 25 cm or approximately 40% of the height at the withers
eyes Almond-shaped, neither fat nor hollow, dark brown or light brown
ear pendulous, falling flat against the cheeks, have a "V" shape and are of medium length
tail long, saber-shaped
behaviour calm temperament, good character, good defender who is not biting. Devoted to his master and incorruptible
federation Nomenclature FCI group 2 section 2 no 41
The Charplanina Yugoslav Shepherd Dog has been bred since time immemorial in the mountainous regions of southeastern Yugoslavia. This dog was the most common in the Charplanina mountain, which earned him his name of Charplaninatz. Today, however, this dog is bred throughout the entire territory of Yugoslavia. This breed has been registered with the FCI since 1939 under number 41 and under the following name: Ilirski Ovcar (Illyrian Shepherd Dog). In 1957, at the request of the. Yugoslav Cynological Federation, the General Assembly of the FCI has authorized that the name Illyrian Shepherd Dog be changed to Yugoslav Shepherd Dog of Charplanina. One can only assume the origin of this breed. Presumably, dogs of this breed were brought from Asia to Europe during the migrations of peoples in prehistoric times and later. The primitive type of this breed has only been preserved in regions where extensive sheep farming is still practiced and where this dog still fulfills the role of guardian and defender of the herd against wild beasts.