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Sarplaninac profile

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Lifespan: 11-13 Years

Avg height: Over 58cm.

Avg weight: 30-45kg

Coat type: Long dense coat, with longer hair forming a ruff around their neck, and a heavily feathered tail.

Coat colours: Black, white, sable, tan, grey.

Originally bred for: Livestock guardian: known to fight off lynxes, bears, and wolves.

Breed traits: Calm, protective, energetic, stubborn, independent.


A little about the Sarplaninac


The Sarplaninac was traditionally used as a livestock guardian in the mountains of Macedonia. Due to its protective instincts, working nature, and size, it is not always suitable as a pet. 



The Sarplaninac is predisposed to conditions such as Gastric Torsion (Bloat) and Canine Hip Dysplasia.