South Russian Ovcharka and characteristics of the breed
I won’t expatiate on every detail that can be found in the standards for the breed. Instead, I will focus on those features that most sellers and breeders avoid telling potential owners.
If you live in an apartment, you wouldn’t feel like having at least two hours of walks a day, be it in the cold, heat, rain or snow and hygiene is your tender spot, SRO is not for you.
If you don’t have the time or willingness to train your dog and are convinced that after all you feed it, so it should do as you say-this is not the right dog for you. Keep in mind that SROs like to dominate and if left without proper care, it is very likely that they decide to be on top of “the food chain” at home.
If someone is telling you myths about the care and love of a SRO for little kids, do not take their words for granted. Like every other dog, the SRO might decide to undertake some educative measures (in dog standards, though) and traumatize your child seriously without any intention of doing so. Kids’ skin is merely not as thick and dogteeth tolerant as puppies’ is. For over 24 years now, we have not risked leaving the little ones alone with the dogs.
Did you give up on the idea of getting a SRO?
If despite reading the upper mentioned tips, you are still interested in the SRO, then maybe we are cut from the same cloth. Do not hesitate to call us. We will gladly answer all your questions.
SOUTH RUSSIAN SHEPHERD DOG
FCI Standard 326/16.09.1996