Anneka meets the wolfs nemesis the huge and powerful russian caucasian shepherd bear dog caucasian mountain dog or ovcharka and finds out whether they a. The ears are usually cropped.
It is a large even tempered dog with a powerful and muscular body bear look face deeply set oval dark eyes round shaped ears and low carried long tail.
Giant russian wolf dog. A gigantic wolf was shot dead in southern russia after causing terror in the local community credit. Once known as the russian wolfhound borzoi were bred to be swift and tough enough to pursue and pin their ferocious lupine quarry. Anneka revisits the mighty maximus the largest caucasian shepherd in the united kingdom bred to defend sheep from wolves and bears and takes him out to me.
It also allows them to be more vigilant spreading out around the shepherds campsites to prevent wolves from sneaking in. Sally anne thompson animal photography. Females are 26 to 29 inches tall and weigh 100 to 110 pounds.
Livestock guardian dogs often work in teams. Click for video it has a thick and water resistant double coat in shades of gray brindle yellow rust red or white. Russian bear dog appearance.
He s 87 5 percent gray wolf 8 6 percent siberian husky and 3 9 percent german shephard according to the sanctuary. The wolf was shot dead in the blagoveshchensky district in southwestern russia s. A dna test revealed that yuki was in fact more wolf than dog with results showing he was made up of 87 5 gray wolf 8 6 siberian husky and 3 9 german shepherd.
In their quiet catlike way they can be stubborn and training is. Males stand 27 to 30 inches tall and weigh 110 to 132 pounds. Back in 2015 scientists analyzed the evolutionary split between dogs and wolves using dna from a 35 000 year old wolf rib bone discovered in siberia live science previously reported.
Breeds used in its creation include the airedale the giant schnauzer the rottweiler the newfoundland and the caucasian ovtcharka. As a group of dogs stands a much better chance against a wolf. This is the reason russian bear dogs have been bred to be so big brave and strong.
Yuki the giant wolfdog was rescued by shy wolf sanctuary in naples in 2008 after his owner couldn t care for him anymore due to health issues.