Moscow Watchdog Information

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(Moskovskaya Storodzevay Sobaka) The Moscow Watchdog resembles a St. Bernard, from which it is descended. It is a massive breed - massive head, powerful body and legs, with a thick coat. The coat is always red and white, with a black mask across the face. The plumed tail is long enough to reach the floor. Unlike most large breeds, the Moscow Watchdog doesn't drool.

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The Moscow Watchdog is a companionable breed, and makes an excellent watchdog. They are intelligent, and indeed, have been trained as seeing-eye dogs.

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25-27 inches
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100-150 pounds
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General Health

No health problems are known, as this breed is not yet well-known outside Russia, however as with most large dogs they can perhaps be afflicted with hip displasia.

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After World War II, breeders in Moscow wanted to create a watchdog that would be receptive to obeying orders. They took the Caucasian Ovtcharka - possessing wariness and ferocity, and the Saint Bernard - a larger breed with a gentle temperament, and now, over fifty years the Moscow Watchdog possesses the desired mental and physical attributes.

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The Moscow Watchdog needs to be brushed on a regular basis. Hair needs to be cleaned out of the ear canals also.

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Ideal Environment

The Moscow Watchdog is not suitable for apartment life, or life in a house with a small yard. They need to be exercised on a regular basis, and lots of room to move.

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we have a 1 year old mascow watchdog. She is agressive to smaller people. How can we break her of this?

I have 2 Moscow Watchdogs and many friends with Moscow Watchdog too. I have never had such problem and I don't hear about it. I think, this is an individual problem, may need to contact the dog coach. I would ask someone of my smaller friends to resist the dog in a neutral area (not where the dog guards)

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