The Life of Animals | Bucovina Shepherd Dog | The Bucovina Shepherd's head is massive, slightly elevated with respect to the back line. The skull is moderately wide. The black nose is well developed and wide. The lips are thick, well applied, with strong pigmentation. This breed should have strong jaws, with healthy white teeth and a scissors bite. Level bite is allowed. The eyes are small in comparison with the dimensions of the skull, almond-shaped and slanting, chestnut colored or slightly lighter, never yellow. The ears are high, "V" shaped, with rounded tips, fallen, and very close to the cheeks. The chest is wide and tall, reaching the level of the elbows with well arched ribs. When the dog is relaxed it tends to hold the tail low, reaching the point of the hock or even lower.
On the body, the hair is abundant, straight, Thicker and harder, 2 ½ - 3 ½ inches (6-9 cm.) Long. The next layer of hair is shorter and thick, with a lighter color. On the neck, the hair is longer and forms a mane. On the backside of the legs, the hair forms fringes of moderate length. The tail is Bushy, Longer and Thicker covered with hair. The coat must be white background with well-defined, sand-charcoal colored, black or brindled patches. The Bucovina Shepherd dog was Bred to protect sheep flocks and cattle herds. This breed is balanced, calm, very devoted, and loves children. An excellent watchdog for herds, dogs of this breed are Courageous and very combative where potential predators are concerned.
The Bucovina Sheepdog is a native breed from the Carpathian Mountains, in Bucovina in the North-East of Romania. This dog is also known as Dulau (shepherd's dog) or Capau.