Dog Breed Group: Working Dog
Life Span: 12-15 years
Weight: Male: 13.5-15.5, Female: 11.5-14.5
Height: Male: 16-17, Female: 15-16
Origin of Name: The Croatian Sheepdog is an alert, agile, keen and intelligent dog with enormous energy and with a strong need for human companionship.
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The Sheepdog of Croatia was developed over several centuries in the Republic of Croatia. He is a working sheep and cattle dog. The earliest written document about the Croatian sheep, Canis rustic Kroticus, found in the archives of the Diocese of Djakovo by the "father of the breed" - Veterinarian Professor Dr. Steppen Romik - dated 1374.