The Šarplaninac or Šarplaninec (in Macedonian: Шарпланинец; Serbian: Шарпланинац), also known as Sharplaninac/Sharplaninec, Yugoslav Shepherd or Illyrian Shepherd Dog, is an ancient livestock guarding dog breed from the Šar Mountains region in the Balkans. The Šarplaninac was first registered by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1939 as the Illyrian Shepherd dog in part because of a Slovenian, Croatian, and Serb movement that sought to distance itself from Austria and Germany.

Illyrian movement ( " Ilirski pokret") held that the Southern kingdoms of Slavs were part of a greater pan-Illyrian heritage and they saw this breed as emblematic of that heritage. This little known fact has often been overlooked when discussing the history of this breed and the associated nomenclature and their origins. In the eighteen years from 1939 to 1957 the breed was recognized as the Illyrian Shepherd Dog by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, however at the request of the Yugoslavian Federation of Cynology in 1957 the breed name was changed to Yugoslav Shepherd Dog-Šarplanina after the Šar Mountains where the breed is most common. This name has remained as the official FCI designation in the fifty three years since.


The Šarplaninac is a large, muscular, strongly-built dog. The body is slightly longer than the height at the withers, and the front legs account for approximately 55% of the height. The head is large but proportional to the body, with dark eyes.



The temperament of the breed is described as independent, reliable, protective but not snappy, incorruptible and devoted to its master. The breed is aloof with outsiders, and calm until a threat to the flock presents itself. The breed has a extremely protective nature. In the absence of a flock of sheep, the Šarplaninac will often treat its humans as sheep - herding them away from danger or undesirable areas. They are serene and majestic, gentle with children and smaller dogs. They are also highly intelligent and bred to work without human supervision while guarding the flocks in the high pastures. Young pups can kill small animals until trained not to hunt.

The Šarplaninac is a very serious and dedicated guard dog. Due to this, they are naturally suspicious of strangers and will need good socializing at a young age to lessen this innate personality trait. They are calm and gentle with their family but when faced with danger they become a formidable foe, not a suitable breed for all. Consistent and firm training is essential to ensure compliance.


Its origin is not clear; it is believed that their ancestors were the ancient Molosser dogs of Greece and the livestock guarding dogs of Turkey. The breed was initially recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1939 as the Illyrian Shepherd Dog, after the Ancient name of the region. In 1957, at the request of the Yugoslav Canine Federation (JKS), the FCI changed the name to Yugoslav Shepherd Dog-Šarplaninac, after the Šar Mountains (Šar Planina in South Slavic languages) where the breed is most common. The image of the Šarplaninac is featured on the reverse of the Macedonian 1 denar coin, issued in 1993, and on the emblem of Dragaš, a town in southern Kosovo, located in the Šar Mountains region.

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Cena: A pedido Sarplaninac - FCI Kennel 4302

Postado: 05/25/2015
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LOCATION: Pomoravski okrug, Paraćin
proprietário: Nebojsa Stefanovic
Raça : Sarplaninac
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