Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sarplaninec (Sarplaninac): Macedonian Shepherd Dog

The Sarplaniec shepherd dog (ака Sarplaninac; Шарпланинец; Шарпланинац) is an autochthonous breed of Macedonia (Makedonija), known for its loyalty, intelligence, and calmness.
The dog demonstrates a possessive attitude toward family, livestock, and property.
The name "Sharplaninec" is a Macedonian word, and means Shara Mountain Dog.

These powerful dogs have been guardians of flocks of sheep for thousands of years in the area of Shar Mountain (Sar Planina; Shara; Ljuboten), but also at other mountains in Macedonia, like: Korab, Bistra, Mavrovo, Pelister...
Since Shara Mountain also extends into neighboring Serbia (southern Kosovo), the Sharplaninac dog can be found there, too.

Sarplaninec (aka Sarplaninac) - Macedonian shepherd dogSarplaninec (aka Sarplaninac) - Macedonian shepherd dog

Photo: Sarplaninec dog, Champion of Macedonia for 2007 (Shampion na Makedonija)
Residence: Region of Tetovo.
Photo shooted at: International Dog Exhibition "Skopje 2007", Kale fortress, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

10 comments:

Nikola said...

I jas imam sarplaninec.najdobro kuce!

Miodrag - Chicago said...

I own beautiful Sarplaninac dog.

Angel said...

Makedonija moze da e gorda so svojot Sarplaninec!

goran said...

back in macedonia when i was kid i had sarplaninec

Anonymous said...

Ako poglednete na wikipedia ke vidite deka srbite si go deklarirale kako jugoslovenski ovcar so poteklo od srbija a terminot sar planina kako slovenski a ne makedonski, samo nas moze da dojde i da ni zema kojsto saka

zarko said...

mi se svigja ovoj sarplaninec od makedonija

Anonymous said...

Odlicen primerok na šarplaninec !!

Simon Smith said...

I like the photo andd your article on the Macedonian shepherd dog Sarplaninac .

Sarplaninci Makedonija said...

Sarplaninec -- nasata gordost

pozdrav,
Sarplaninci Makedonija

sarplaninac makedonija said...

gordos nasa