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Rare Breeds of LGDs

The following is an incomplete list of several Old World LGDs and their countries (or geographic regions) of origin. Many of these breeds are still used as LGDs in their native lands and some continue to work here in the US. Many breeds are now rare even in the country of origin. The decision whether to list a web site or just post a picture is that of the site owners alone.
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Some Livestock Guardian Dog Breeds and country of origin

Afghanistan

Sage Koochie


The only known examples of this breed outside Afghanistan are in Germany
Sage Koochie

Armenia

Armenian Gampr

ArmenianGampr - photo courtesy gampr.net

Bulgaria

Karakatchan

Karakatchan dog

Czechoslovakia

Slovak Cuvac

Cuvak

Greece

Greek Sheepdog


Standard of the Breed
Greek Sheepdog

Poland

Owczarek Podhalanski

Tatra - Owczarek Podhalanski

Portugal

Cao de Castro Laboreiro

Castro Laboreiro

Estrela Mountain Dog

Estrella Mtn Dog

Rafeiro do Alentejo

Rafeiro do Alentejo

Rumania

Romanian Sheepdogs - Mioritic

Romanian Sheepdog - Mioritic

Romanian Sheepdogs - Carpathian

Carpathian Sheepdog

Russia

Caucasian Owtcharka

Caucasian Owcharka

(Central) Middle Asian Owtcharka

Mid Asian Owcharka

South Russian Owtcharka

South Russian Owchaka

Spain

Pyrenean Mastiff

Pyrenean Mastiff

Spanish Mastiff

Spanish Mastiff

Tibet

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

Kyi-Apso

Kyo Apso

Former Yugoslavia

Sharplaninac

Sarplaninac

Slovenia

Karst Shepherd

Photos of a working Karst

Karst Shepherd

Croatia

Tornjak

Tornjak