Dog Breed

Bucovina Shepherd Dog

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Full Name
Bucovina Shepherd Dog
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Life Span
12 - 14 years
Weight
70 - 90 pounds
Description

Devoted, Calm, Courageous

Origin
Bred For
Guard Dog
Attachments
    Family Considerations
    Child Friendly

    Is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog good with children?

    Yes, the Bucovina Shepherd Dog is very friendly with children. We still recommend introductions to children while they are young so they get used to them, but the Bucovina Shepherd Dog naturally loves children.
    Stranger Friendly

    Is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog friendly with strangers?

    Yes, the Bucovina Shepherd Dog is very friendly with strangers. We still recommend early socialization while the Bucovina Shepherd Dog is a puppy to introduce them to various new people, but in general they are friendly with everyone.
    Dog Friendly

    Is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog friendly with other dogs?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is about average in how friendly they are with other dogs. They can be timid or defensive, but with proper training and socialization can be fine for dog parks and living with other dogs at home.
    Likes to Cuddle

    Does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog like to cuddle?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog appreciates affection and that includes kisses and snuggles!
    Playfulness

    Does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog like to play?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is always ready for play! It's important to keep in mind, as they need to be stimulated with games and affection throughout the day.
    Service Dog Ability

    Does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog make a good service dog?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is a common service dog. The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is smart, dedicated, and patient. However, despite the Bucovina Shepherd Dog being an excellent breed for service work, they must pass through an extensive training period and only some will be up for a life dedicated to service work.
    Overall Ease of Breed
    Ease for Novice

    Is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog good for first-time owners?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is not the easiest breed for first-time owners, but can certainly still work out if the owner is willing to put the time into training and exercise.
    Training Potential

    How well can the Bucovina Shepherd Dog be trained?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog can be trained to the highest level and is oftentimes seen in various competitions. The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is not only intelligent, but it wants to please its owner and is motivated with competition, especially if it feels like it has a job assigned to it.
    Amount of Shedding

    Does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog shed a lot?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog sheds a lot! They may still shed less than a few other breeds, but be prepared for dog hair throughout the home and on your clothes.
    Ease of Grooming

    Is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog easy to groom?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog requires a good amount of grooming work. It is possible to do it yourself, but you need to plan on dedicating weekly grooming sessions at the minimum.
    Exercise Need

    Does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog need a lot of exercise?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog has a lot of energy and getting daily exercise is very important, both for their well-being and for their focus, which is important when you train them.
    Personality
    Intelligence

    How smart is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is one of the smartest dog breeds. Having a very smart dog is fun, but it is also demanding- they require mental challenge and stimulation just as much as physical exercise.
    Amount of Barking

    How much does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog bark? Does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog bark too much?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog barks a lot. This is important to consider with your living situation- will it be ok when you leave them at home alone or will they disrupt the neighbors? The Bucovina Shepherd Dog will oftentimes bark just to express their thoughts... even just to be heard!
    Guard Dog Ability

    Is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog a good guard dog?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog can serve as an excellent guard dog. It is both physically intimidating and also enjoys having a "job" to protect its family and property.
    Tolerates Being Alone

    Is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog good at staying alone? Is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog independent?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is not very independent and does not do great when left behind for longer than a couple of hours. This is one of the most important things to consider when getting a new dog.
    Home and Environment Considerations
    Good for Apartment Living

    Is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog a good apartment dog?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is not a good dog for apartment living for several reasons. It is still possible to make it work if the owner is dedicated to plenty of training and daily exercise, but it may be challenging.
    Size

    How big is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is a medium sized dog breed. They can range in size depending on genetics, and males are larger on average than females.
    Tolerates Heat

    How much does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Bucovina Shepherd Dog?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog can tolerate some heat, but should not be over-exposed to hot weather. In general, they can live in hot weather climates, but would do best with air conditioning or at least a fan in their home, especially where they sleep.
    Tolerates Cold

    How much does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Bucovina Shepherd Dog?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog can tolerate cold weather well. Play time in the snow or on particularly cold evenings may need to be limited, but overall they can do well in cold climates.
    Potential to Run Away

    Does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog try to run away?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog does not have a large drive to run away. They can still be distracted and run, so precautions should be taken, but overall they have a less than average urge to run away.
    Physical Characteristics
    General Health

    Is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog a healthy dog? The health of a Bucovina Shepherd Dog should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is healthy, but has an average number of health risks that should be taken into consideration.
    Energy Level

    How energetic is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog has a lot of energy and this needs to be considered before bringing the Bucovina Shepherd Dog into your home. Can you give your Bucovina Shepherd Dog enough exercise? They will need several small daily walks, or a large dog park trip to get all of the energy out.
    Amount of Drooling

    How much does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog drool?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog drools very little, typically to where it's never a concern.
    Prey Drive

    Does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog have a large prey drive? Does the Bucovina Shepherd Dog like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog has average prey drive. They will probably enjoy chasing after birds and other small animals at the park, and it may be an issue at the home if you have small animals, but with some training and introduction can usually learn to live with them.
    Athleticism

    Is the Bucovina Shepherd Dog atheltic?

    The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is very athletic and would be well suited for a family that frequently works out or goes on adventures.
  1. Hound
  2. Shepherd / Sheepdog
  3. Bucovina Shepherd Dog
The Bucovina Shepherd Dog is a purebred dog that belongs to the Shepherd / Sheepdog sub group, which falls under the larger Hound dog breed group.
Hound group: The hound has traditionally been used alongside hunters to track or chase prey. Unlike retrievers who are bred primarily to retrieve and bring back the prey, hounds were typically bred to have excellent vision, scent, or speed to pursue the prey. Because of the Hound's excellent vision, scent, and focus, they are a common police and secret services dog. Hounds are typically categorized into either "scent hounds" or "sight hounds". Both exercise and mental stimulation is important for hounds because of their history. They want to feel they have a "job" and want to go to bed feeling they have done their day's duty.
Shepherd / Sheepdog sub-group: Shepherd dogs are the super performers of the dog world. For many generations they have served their owners by performing their job of helping in the farm- guarding, protecting, and herding. Shepherds were bred based off intelligence and temperament, and willingness to serve their families. Today they are excellent family dogs, but also excel as military service animals, emotional therapy dogs, and in competitive obedience competitions. They are highly trainable and intelligent, but that does not necessarily mean they are an easy dog or optimal for first time owners. With this potential comes greater responsibility from the owner. They need a firm owner who is willing to stimulate them both physically and mentally from an early age. They need a leader. If they have one, you will be rewarded with one of the friendliest and most intelligent dogs in the World.

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