|Sharplaninec was first registered at FCI (World Cynology Federation) in 1939 under the number 41 and the name "Sharplaninec".Its weight ranges from 60 to 70 kilos, its height 70 cm, and its chest can measure up to 120 cm. It has big pointy teeth, a body with great muscule mass and an extraordinary constitution. It has a calm temper, it is robust and typically loyal to its master, incorruptible, fearless, disciplined, fleetfooted, bullky and adaptable. Its love for children is enormous. Engineer Nacko Savovski, the owner of the breeding farm "KORAB", the cynology referee for Sharplaninec breed, chairman of a club for protection of the breed and vice chairman of Macedonian Cynology Association, has raised about 300 Sharplaninec dogs, wich werw brought back into their natural enviroment - the mountans. Sharplaninec dogs from "KORAB" have been awarded many recognitions at dog exhibitions both in the Republic of Macedonia and across all the continets.|
One of the rare species of Macedonia’s fauna, the indigenous shepherd dog Sharplaninec, is threatened with extinction. In the scientific world, the home of Sharplaninec was believed to be Asia, but further researches have led to the conclusion that its original homeland was the Balkans, that the Sharplaninec was indigenous to the mountain ranges of Macedonia (Shar Planina, Korab, Stogovo, Bistra and the Mavrovo range). Adapted to the severe environment of Macedonian Mountains, merged with the snow – where it feels safest – Sharplaninec has been living and surviving in this reservation for centuries. In 1939, Sharplaninec was enlisted as number 41 in the World Sinology Federation (FCI), where all pedigree dogs are registered.
Its weight ranges
from 60 to 70 kilos, its height 70 cm, and its chest can measure up
to 120 cm. It has big pointed teeth, a body with great muscle mass and
an extraordinary constitution.
Nacko Savovski, an engineer by profession, is the owner of the breeding
farm ”KORAB”, the cynology referee for Sharplaninec breed, chairman
of commission for protection of the breed and vice chairman of Macedonian
Cynology Association, has raised about 300 Sharplaninec dogs, which
were brought back into their natural environment – the mountains. Sharplaninec
dogs from “KORAB” have been awarded much recognition at dog exhibitions
both in the Republic of Macedonia and across all the continents. Detailed
information about this breed available at Tel: + 389 91 77 77 22, fax
+ 389 91 73 30 20, or the address “Prolet “ 10/1 Skopje Republic of
HENRY FORD 1997/98 CONSERVATION AWARD
2) BISTRA THE RELIABLE COW-ESCORT
A female Sharplaninec named Bistra was given to the cowfarm in Berovo
(East Macedonia). Bistra knew all the 12 cows she was taking care of by
their names. If her master, for instance, would ask her to bring out the
cow called Slavica, she would immediately do so. If on the other hand
she was asked to take the cow Olgica into the barn, she would instantly
obey. She would repeat these operations with all the twelve cows.
3) THE SHARP WATCHDOG
One of the most remarkable character features of the Sharplaninec is its distinctive way of defending the herd from predators. Several Sharplaninec specimens were tested in the USA for their defense capabilities against coyotes attacking the flock. Coyotes are known for their tactics, one group luring away the shepherd dogs away from the heard, while other group of coyotes kill their prey. On those occasions the Sharplaninec would never allow himself to be cheated and lured away from the herd. He would stay at his duty, circling around the sheep, and nothing would interrupt his concentration and make him leave the herd.