Saturday, December 29, 2012

Russian Bear Hunting Dog: Caucasian Ovcharka Nagazi


The Caucasian Mountain Dog comes from a region in Eurasia known as the Caucasus Mountains. Recently, this ancient breed has gained popularity in the U.S.. Fair warning Yanks, this 6 ft 185 lb pooch is unlike anything Americans have known.

VIDEO: National Geographic profiles the Caucasian.



Caucasian dogs are hybrids of more established breeds across Europe and Asia -- including mastiffs, molossers and bandogs



Far from being mutts, the Caucasians are highly specialized tools to protect properties, guard livestock, kill wolves, and hunt bears.


This stately canine is NOT a suburban-friendly Golden Retriever. Experienced owners do best with Caucasian Ovcharkas because they only respect and obey dominant handlers. 

Many consider the Caucasian a loose cannon. Despite rearing and training, this dog will make its own decisions on how best to protect its family or property--sometimes despite the commands given to it. 


Once pecking order has been established with its (human) family, the Caucasian is a laid back breed. At least until some unfortunate creature (man or beast) triggers its territorial instincts. Then it's all business.


This is a screenshot from the video above. The breeder is socializing a young Caucasian. A passerby offers his daughter's assistance. If you know this bonehead dad, please send him a link to this blog.






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23 comments:

Jenny Bennett said...
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Jenny Bennett said...

Wow this dog is huge! People give pit-bulls a bad rap and this dog would eat a pit-bull for dinner.

Anonymous said...

reminds me of a lion. beautiful animal would make a wonderfull addition to the homes security sysstem in south africa. LOL

Anonymous said...

I do prefer big dogs with children as i feel they can take a bit more from them, even though my dog is brilliant with kids still wouldn't leave her alone with one because you just never know. what are these dogs reputations with kids? and what is there intelligence like? such a beautiful dog don't think i could own one which is a shame as i'm not that tall myself lol

Anonymous said...

a Beautiful, loyal dog, but one that should NOT come into the USA... We have too many people too interested in macho "status" breeds that are irresponsible, not to mention some people's continual interest in dog fighting. I would hate to see another beautiful, loyal breed so abused and used.

Anonymous said...

The man who has Nikolai and cannot control him is headed for disaster. If you need a dog that is so serious about security, then you should be in the Witness Protection Program--not advertising what an irresponsible dog owner you are all over TV. Always ask, "What do I have to offer this dog?," not "What does this dog have to offer me?" when considering whether or not to take a canine into your home. The dog deserves better.

Sandi Young said...

I agree completely with Anoymous's last comment. If this dog becomes popular in the US which it probably will, it's going to be a sad situation. Beautiful Dog/Very Dangerous + too many idiots in the US = Disaster.

Tena Hunter said...

I completely agree. As soon as I saw the video I thought great! Another breed for idiots to use and abuse. I pray that this woman does follow ups and more then once. If its to much for her then she needs to hire people to do so. These dogs are in for hell. And that guy on there has no business with Nikolai!

Anonymous said...

Jesus... so beautiful, but when he opens his mouth scares the hell out me

Anonymous said...

a very scary dog ...u wouldn't want it chasin you...far to dangerous..u wouldn't want it livin nxt door to you..

Anonymous said...

I have one of these dogs and he is not like the one in the video. If you can't control them you shouldn't have one. Also, the breeder in that video is pretty irresponsible for letting that guy have one. A properly trained CO is great with other people and will not chase after random vehicles. Training, Training, Training.

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Antor Biswas said...

This is reminding me of when my family rented a summer beach house and the owners left the dog, Puppy, for us to take care of. I know I never walked him. I don't think anyone did. It upsets me now to think about this.

Anonymous said...

So much wrong information about the Caucasian Ovcharka.
Caucasian Ovcharka's were NEVER used to hunt bears with. And they don't get to be that big.
The photo that's right above the last one is not even of a Caucasian Ovcharka. It is a picture of an Anatolian Shepherd dog.
Please stop hyping up this breed, you only make them more appealing to idiots who shouldn't even own a gold fish, let alone a dog.

finnishgirl said...

caucasian ovcharka is most beautiful and trusted. This dog is child friendly if you can training right. This dog won't hurt anyone who is not dangerous.

Anonymous said...

Any dog can be deadly been attacted by many but i am not scared of any dog but i will say is its how u raise them up if u treat them with respect they will do the same alot of reasons to y i got attacted is due to testing dogs tht i dont no.

Anonymous said...

They do.ive seen it on dailymotion.not nice viewing either

Tj Otte said...

I've been trying to find where to get one I'll pay what ever I love big dogs seeing I'm a big guy and having trained military k9s I know how to teach and train a dog so if anyone knows where I can get one of these please let me know

Russell Malcolm said...

look up rockhill caucasians. they breed and do socialization classes with them before u get them. been thinkin of gettin one,and they seem like they have a good program. they keep tabs with u and the dog for two yrs to help with proper training and if any problems occur,and u can return the dog if u cant handle before two yrs. they say they keep returned dogs to live with them...so i guess they must not have too many returned. check their site out. Rockhill Caucasians.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you. I have 2 beautiful caucasian dogs and they are so amazing, cheerful and friendly. They are not as giant-y as the ones here and are not scary too.

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Anonymous said...

I lived with a 6 foot tall Caucasian mountain shepherd for about a year at my friend's house in Germany many years ago. I didn't know what kind it was until just the other day. He was a massive beast that scared me pretty good the first time I met him on the outside of the iron patio gate. I won't ever forget that image... and I thought he was some sort of German Shepherd on steroids. I had moved in with my Shih tzu and he just about immediately fell in love with her and me. He was our protector. He would follow my dog around everywhere she went. He never let her out of his sight and just patiently waited while she sniffed every blade of grass down and back along the long driveway. His favorite game was fetch with either a round firewood log about 10 inches in diameter or a 2×4. Now that I look back on it, the two alpha males in the family, my friend and his dad, treated me like a sister or daughter and they both had the wherewithal and strength to be in charge of him. I never worried about him hurting me after our first meeting, but I don't know that I would be inclined to get one just because this dog may have been the exception as well as the circumstances. I'll research it more. Thanks for the post:-)