Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog
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Romanian Mioritic, Mioritic Shepherd Dog
A thick layer of fluffy wool
White with or without ashy gray or cream spots, completely ashy gray or cream
Shepherd and herding dogs, other than Swiss herding dogs
Features of the breed
History of Origin
Dogs were first mentioned in the fourth century as guards for sheep flocks and houses. Over the centuries, the appearance and character of dogs have hardly changed.
The breed is trendy in countries near Romania, but few are representatives of the world’s species.
Because of their appearance, which is very similar to that of a sheep, Romanian Mioritics were quickly mixed with the flock and mistaken for sheep by wolves, thereby catching them off guard.
The first standard was made in 1981, but the breed was officially approved in 2005.
Dogs were even mentioned in the famous Romanian poem “Miorita”.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
The Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog is outwardly large, approximately 65-85 cm tall and weighing 50-65 kg. But the large size does not prevent the dog from running a lot and doing its job. Dogs have a plush appearance entirely and can be perceived as very kind and cute. But in fact, they are serious, real watchdogs and can cope with a lot of physical activity.
Mioritics have a large skeleton, muscular body, and muscles. The dogs have a long, thick coat that makes them able to withstand bad weather conditions with ease.
Colors come in different colors: the most popular is white with ashy gray or cream spots. There are also wholly light gray and cream.
The minimum length of the coat is 10 centimeters.
Dogs of this breed are very disciplined, calm, and severe. They can easily guard the house, sleep in the snow and adapt to all conditions and circumstances because they were prepared for it from the beginning.
Not aggressive toward other animals, can share territory with other dogs and cats. They love children and can play with them. They are also good with small animals such as kittens or hamsters.
The Romanian Mioritic requires a strong and authoritative owner who will obey and be attached to him.
Dogs feel they have to protect their family and will do their best to do so. Therefore, they can be well used in a private country house to guard the territory.
It is better not to keep in a city apartment, as large size and peculiarities of character require a lot of free space and fresh air. Poorly tolerate the heat. It is best for the dog to live in an enclosure or to be able to move freely in the yard. It is not recommended to keep the Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog on a leash. It can breed aggression.
The hair should be brushed about once a week, depending on its characteristics. During the moulting period, the procedure should be performed twice a day.
Systematically check the condition of the ears, eyes, and claws. Trim claws if necessary.
The dog needs free space to run and play. You need to show your pet who his master is and teach him discipline from an early age. After all, by nature, they are dominant and independent in making decisions. If you don’t show the dog who’s boss in the house, it will decide it and stop obeying. Additional training is not necessary for the dog, as it performs its basic tasks willingly.
The Romanian Mioritic likes to run a lot and a long way.
The dog has good health. They rarely get sick, but because of their heavyweight, pets can develop joint dysplasia. It is necessary to regularly check the coat, as due to the length, there may be mites or fleas. It is advisable to add vitamins and minerals to the diet.
The Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog needs large amounts of protein; for example, you can give many meat and fish. It is recommended to feed the adult dog twice a day, puppies three times. Cereals should be given to support carbohydrates in the body, but not legumes. Sweet and fatty meats, such as pork, are bad for a pet’s health.