Georgian Shepherd - about georgia

The Georgian Shepherd (Georgian: ქართული ნაგაზი qartuli nagazi) is an ancient working breed from the Caucasus in Georgia. The Georgian shepherd is related to the Caucasian Shepherd Dog. There are two kinds of Georgian mountain dog: the short haired Kazbegian dog, also called "Nagazi", and the long haired Georgian mountain dog.

Because of their stature, Georgian shepherds fall into the Molosser category. Male Georgian mountain dogs grow to 75-85 centimeters in height, and 65-90 kilograms in weight. Physically, these dogs are strongly-boned, muscular, and athletic, with a large head and powerful legs. Georgian mountain dogs tend to be assertive, brave, and alert. Shepherds traditionally used Georgian mountain dogs for defending sheep from predators.

The Cynological Federation of Georgia has had a strict battle with the Russian federation of Cynologs about Caucasian Shepherd dog. In 2012, the International Cynological Federation will decide which national breed is the Caucasian Shepherd Dog as a result of this heated discussion.

After the removal of most of the Georgian Nagazi from Georgia, Georgian enthusiasts with support from the Ministry of Environment began expeditions to the regions of Georgia to describe and take photos of the remaining Georgian shepherds. Georgia started advertising the breed using television broadcasting and printing articles about Georgian shepherds in order to popularize the breed.

Following the soviet collapse, Georgia began to popularise this dog. Today, the goal is to breed another rare Georgian shepherd, Georgia's ancient white shepherd. Unfortunately, Georgian shepherds are still used in dog fighting.

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Capital:
Tbilisi
Official languages:
Georgian
Demonym:
Georgian
Legislature:
Parliament
Area:
69,420 km ²
Population:
3,720,400
GDP (PPP):
$37.27 billion
Currency:
Georgian Lari (GEL)
Time zone:
GET (UTC+4)
Antipodes:
Pacific Ocean
Drives on the:
Right
Calling code:
+995
ISO 3166 code:
GE
Internet TLD:
.ge .გე