This article is taken from a forum post made in the Caucasian Ovcharka thread. It is worthy of being made permanent into an article. So here it is.
A dossier of the Caucasian Shepherd Dog written in an Italian dog magazine.
Caucasian Shepherd FCI Standard (Kavkazskaïa Ovtcharka)
One of the Troika of "Russian" guarding breeds, the Caucasian rains as top dog
When the legendary Caucasian Ovcharka started getting popular in Russia and Europe in the mid-20th century, it's northern cousin, the Severno-Kavkaski Volkodav remained a closely guarded secret
Considered to be the real Caucasian Ovcharka or at least its key progenitor by its fanciers, the Tushetian Nagazi is an ancient working breed from Georgia. Although the best representatives of the Caucasian Shepherd are said to come from Georgia, the…