The Caucasian Mountain Dog was developed in medieval Russia for guarding livestock. It is a powerful, robust breed, popular at Russian dog shows. Its temperament remains cautious with strangers & difficult to obedience train. It is not recommended with children nor other dogs, nor in urban spaces. The thick, dense coat provides good protection against cold weather.
Meet the Russian Caucasian. Yes! This is a dog and not a bear. I certainly would not want to meet one in a dark alley! LOL The Caucasian dog is one of the oldest mastiff-type breeds, originating from the Caucasus Mountains between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It was used for centuries to guard flocks, kill wolves, hunt bears and protect properties against trespassers and thieves. Its type differs a little from region to region. Read more: http://www.russiandog.net/caucasian-dog.html