ANIMAL LIFE EXPECTANCY!

SOUTH RUSSIAN SHEPHERD DOG

Picture of a south russian shepherd dog
LIFE SPAN: 12-14 years
Breed Name: South Russian Shepherd Dog
Group: Herding Dog
Origin: Russia
Berger De Russie Meridionale, Sudrussischer Ovtcharka, Perro De Pastor De Rusia Meridional

HISTORY

The South Russian Shepherd Dog is a native Russian breed, directly descended from the wolf, with additions of local shepherd dogs and sighthounds. It was originally recognized on January 1, 1996 by the United Kennel Club as the South Russian Ovcharka. Effective January 1, 2009, the breed name was changed to South Russian Shepherd Dog,