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« on: August 26, 2020, 04:26:29 AM »

Bulgarian Karakachan dog – born to win

Bulgarian National Radio



The ancient roots of the Karakachan dog originate in Thracian times. Sheep breeding was one of the major occupations back then and such dog breeds were necessary as guards of the herds, says Dr. Atanas Vuchkov, chief secretary of the Karakachan Dog International Association. In 2005 the Animal Breeds Committee with the agricultural ministry recognized the Karakachan dog as the initial Bulgarian autochthonous breed of a farm animal.

The Karakachan dog is the living legend among stockbreeders, involved in their heavy occupation amidst mountainous or semi-mountainous regions. The main task of this dog is to guard the herds of sheep, goats, buffalos against eventual attacks of predators or thieves,” Dr. Vuchkov says.“The Karakachan dog is not a pet, it’s a farm animal. Any farmer, living somewhere in a mountain can swear that he is lost without this assistant…
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Link to the whole article: https://bnr.bg/en/post/100794413/bulgarian-karakachan-dog-born-to-win
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