Caucasian Shepherd

Bassa, a female Caucasian shepherd

Bassa, a female Caucasian shepherd

Bassa, a female Caucasian Shepherd bred at Tabakini Monastery

Bassa, a female Caucasian Shepherd bred at Tabakini Monastery

Bassa, a female Caucasian shepherd

Bassa, a female Caucasian shepherd

Bombora (Tabakini Monastery kennels)

Bombora (Tabakini Monastery kennels)

Butkuna (Tabakini Monastery kennels)

Butkuna (Tabakini Monastery kennels)

Butkuna Tabakini winning Best in Show at Kiev in 2010

Butkuna Tabakini winning Best in Show at Kiev in 2010

Female shepherd Bassa and a cat

Female shepherd Bassa and a cat

Caucasian shepherd defending its flock

Caucasian shepherd defending its flock

Dog at the Tabakini Monastery kennels

Dog at the Tabakini Monastery kennels

Caucasian shepherd puppy at Tabakini Monastery

Caucasian shepherd puppy at Tabakini Monastery

Champion-sired Caucasian shepherd puppies at Tabakini Monastery kennels

Champion-sired Caucasian shepherd puppies at Tabakini Monastery kennelCaucasian shepherd in a park

The Caucasian shepherd (Russian: ovtcharka, Georgian: nagazi) is a large breed of working dog valued for its fierce dedication in guarding both its herd and its family. The breed is becoming increasingly trendy among Georgian city-dwellers, causing concerns about unhealthy breeding practices and the obvious problems associated with keeping a bear-sized working dog in an urban apartment.

Caucasian shepherd in a park
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