Some Russian Bear Dogs are said to grow to be as big as a miniature horse. These extra-large Caucasian Shepherd Dogs will grow to be 24 to 34 inches tall and will weigh from 80 to 220 lbs. Their thick fur makes them look even taller and thicker.
Physical Appearance Of Russian Bear Dogs
Like their name, the coat type and the general size of Russian Bear Dogs also depends on where they are being bred.
There are two different variants of this breed, which can span all the way from Eurasia, mainly Russia, all the way to Northern Africa. Those bred in Georgia and in the Soviet Union make up the breed standard, as they are the ones bred for their size and powerful strength.
The Mountain Caucasian Shepherd dog is much heavier with a thicker coat for outdoor life in the mountains. The Steppe version of the Caucasian Shepherd is much more suited for companion life, with a shorter coat and lighter weight.
The coat colors that Russian Bear Dogs will normally have include agouti and white, black, gray, cream, fawn, rust, sable, and white.
At What Age Is A Caucasian Shepherd Full Grown?
A Caucasian Shepherd puppy will do the most amount of growing during the first three months. They reach their full size by 9 months. Depending on the breed variant, they will be a large to giant dog with a lot of muscle mass, which means that training is absolutely vital in keeping a Caucasian Shepherd in shape.
As stated, the Caucasian Shepherd will grow to stand almost three feet tall. These Russian Bear Dogs are very tough-looking dogs, but when well-trained, they can be soft and sweet. They are kind to anyone who isn’t a stranger, when they’re brought up around kids and other animals.