How to choose a Caucasian Shepherd puppy and not regret it
Before choosing a Caucasian Shepherd puppy, weigh the pros and cons. A huge dog with a difficult character will grow out of a cute teddy bear, distrustful of strangers and rather angry. Do you have the patience and strength to raise a pet? Won't you lose interest in long walks in any weather? Can you provide the dog with proper care, good nutrition and veterinary care? Who will the dog stay with if you need to go on a business trip or vacation? The answers to all these questions need to be thought out before the Caucasian Shepherd puppy appears in your house.
In the photo: Caucasian shepherd puppies. Photo: google
Remember that the first year of life of a Caucasian Shepherd puppy is the most important - it is at this time that the foundations of character and abilities are laid.
Do not buy a Caucasian Shepherd puppy at the first ad or on the market. Contact a nursery with a good reputation, visit exhibitions, chat with breeders and other owners. If you have chosen a kennel, try to find an opportunity to see the grown "graduates" in order to understand which dog will grow from the puppy of a Caucasian shepherd that you liked.
Take a closer look at the puppy's parents. If an adult Caucasian shepherd behaves uncontrollably, too aggressively or cowardly, this is an occasion to refuse to buy a puppy from this nursery.
Decide on the gender of the Caucasian Shepherd puppy. Dogs of Caucasian shepherds are more vicious, they are harder to raise and train, they are prone to escapes if a female appears during estrus. At the same time, males are more powerful, more durable and more unpretentious. Female Caucasian shepherd dogs are more friendly and obedient, more loyal to outsiders, they are easier to train, but during estrus, the performance of a female is much lower and there is a risk of unwanted offspring. However, the last two minuses can be removed by sterilizing the dog. The final choice is yours.
It is important to choose a healthy Caucasian Shepherd puppy. A healthy Caucasian Shepherd puppy has a good appetite, is active, the coat shines, the stomach is not swollen, but the puppy is not thin. Eyes, nose and ears should be clean, without discharge. A Caucasian Shepherd puppy should be agile, playful and cheerful.
If the puppy of the Caucasian Shepherd Dog shows shyness or aggressiveness, passive and lethargic, it is better to refuse the purchase. Malice should not be manifested in puppyhood, it becomes noticeable only at the age of 8 - 10 months.
It is better to take a Caucasian shepherd puppy at least 60 days old.
Some prefer to buy bred puppies of the Caucasian Shepherd. As a rule, in this case it is possible to more reliably determine the nature and diagnose hereditary diseases, if any. But if the breeder is not too conscientious in feeding and raising a Caucasian Shepherd puppy, you may run into problems that will not be easy to solve.
In the photo: adult Caucasian shepherd. Photo: google
An adult Caucasian shepherd dog can be acquired only if you are sure that the dog is healthy physically and mentally, and also that you have the strength and patience to cope with the adaptation of this dog in a new house. Remember that Caucasian shepherd dogs are quite difficult to tolerate a change of owner and may be aggressive towards the new owner.