Carpathian Sheepdog, Carpatin, Ciobănesc Românesc , Carpatin, Romanian Shepherd Dog, Rumanian Sheepdog
The Carpathian Shepherd is a livestock guardian that most often works with sheep. Livestock guardians do not herd their charges, but instead protect them. Traditionally these working dogs had logs attached to their collars to help identify them from being shot as feral dogs.
Carpathian Shepherd Standards
- FCI (Group 2)
- 77-154 lbs
- large livestock guardian
- ears are triangular, drop
- tail is long and bushy, reaches hock
- coat is moderate length, harsh, dense, and straight
- pale fawn with black (wolf-grey) overlay
- may have white markings
History of the Carpathian Shepherd
Hailing from the Carpathian Mountains in eastern Romania, the Carpathian Shepherd is an ancient breed with unknown ancestors. It is believed to be closely related to the Bucovina and Mioritic Shepherds and other livestock guardians from Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland.