The Hutsul Shepherd Dog is an excellent livestock herder and protector, as well as a valued property watchdog of the Hutsul people living in the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains. Although not as massive as some Molossers, this rugged working breed has a very powerful muscular body and is more than capable of fighting off predators. Leaner than the Sarplaninac, but wider than the Kuvasz, the mighty Hutsul Mountain Dog is a very agile and athletic Moloss. When not provoked, this breed is calm and reserved. It is suspicious of strangers and can be confrontational with other dogs.
The coat is fully weather-resistant and has a thick, soft undercoat. The top coat is coarse and slightly wavy. Like with most mountain sheepdogs, there is also a bearded variant. A pure Hutsul Dog is always uniform white in colour. Average height is around 27 inches.
They are rare. Sometimes they are seen at Chornogirski region of Ukrainian Carpathian. Just white dog are value as sheepdog. Unfortunately they breed without strong control and often cross with other village dogs.
By the way local people call it Carpathian sheepdog and it is often misunderstand with Romanian Carpathian dog
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