Bucovina Sheepdog, Ciobănesc de Bucovina, Ciobănesc Romanesc de Bucovina, Romanian Buovina Sheepdog, Southeastern European Shepherd
The Bucovina Shepherd is a livestock guardian that most often works with sheep and cattle. Livestock guardians do not herd their charges, but instead protect them from large predators such as wolves.
Bucovina Shepherd Standards
- 77-154 lbs
- large livestock guardian
- ears are v-shaped, drop
- tail is long, reaches hock
- hair is long, flat, straight, and rough
- white with patches of grey, black, or black with red-fawn
History of the Bucovina Shepherd
Hailing from the Carpathian Mountains in eastern Romania, the Bucovina Shepherd is an ancient breed with unknown ancestors. It is believed to be closely related to the Carpathian and Mioritic Shepherds and other livestock guardians from Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland.