Croatian Sheepdog

Hrvatski Ovčar

Croatian Sheepdog

Also known as: Hrvatski Ovčar

Origin: Croatia

Height at shoulder: 15.7–19.7  inches (40–50 cm)

Weight: 29–40 pounds (10–18 kg)

Coat: Medium long, curly, short on head and legs with slight feathering on back of front legs

Color: Black, with or without small white markings on toes or chest

Ears: Semi-erect or upright, with pointed tips

Tail: Natural bob or long

A Croatian shepherd with his dogs – Courtesy Alen Marekovic

Croatian Sheepdogs – Courtesy Alen Marekovic

To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

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