Name: Bulgarian Shepherd
Other names: Karakachan dog, Bulgarian Shepherd, Thracian Mollos
Country of origin: Bulgaria
Size Type: Large Breed Dogs
Group: Guard dog breeds
Life span: 12 – 14 years
Temperament: Intelligent, Independent, Dominant, Brave, Proud, Alert
Height: Males: 63-75 cm; Females: 60-69 cm
Weight: Males: 40–55 kg; Females: 30–45 kg
Color: Tricolor, Two-tone
The price of puppies: $800 – $1000 USD
The Karakachan dog is a breed of dogs bred in Bulgaria to guard livestock in mountainous areas. Also known by such names as Bulgarian Shepherds and Thracian Mollos. The name of the breed comes from the Karakachans, nomadic shepherds (Balkan-Greeks). Thanks to the traditional breeding of livestock, they have preserved some of the oldest animal breeds in Europe: the Karakachan sheep, the Karakachan horse, and the Karakachan dog. In the past, the mountain dog was widely used in Bulgaria as an army guard dog to guard the border. Today, it is used primarily as a herding dog and guard dog. The largest numbers of Karakachan dogs are found in Bulgaria and the United States. The Karakachan dog was officially approved as a long-standing Bulgarian breed in 2005. She may be a descendant of ancient Balkan domestic dogs, possibly from the time of the Thracians. In ancient Thracian treasures, images of long-haired guard dogs with rounded tails were often found.
Smart, independent, dominant, brave, proud, alert.