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The Karakachan or Bulgarian Sheep (Shepherd) Dog.

Karakachan, aged 6 weeks they are always together

Karakachan, aged 6 weeks they are always together

If you wanted to know which dogs it is that will take on wolves and bears to protect their owners then look no further - the dog is the Bulgarian Sheep Dog, also known as the Karakachan. This fearless and most loyal of dogs is becoming the choice of people all over the world, but as you might imagine is particularly revered here in Bulgaria.

Before I came to Bulgaria to live, I had researched the Karachan dog, and became so impressed by this intelligent and loving working dog that soon after I moved to Bulgaria I got two, and they have turned out to be an absolute delight. They are named Sasha and Maya and they were born on the 15th of August 2011. They were brought to me when they were just 6 weeks old, whereas in the U.K. 8 weeks would be the earliest you might part a puppy from its' mother.

The Karakachan is essentialy a working dog, used not only for shepherding sheep, but also for guarding property, being highly respected as 'security' dogs.

Sasha and Maya - although being sisters - are very different, both in looks and in nature. As they grow I will post high resolution photographs of the puppies, and tell the story of the changes in them as they mature. Click on a ages below to see them develop.

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