Ciobanesc Romanesc Carpatin - Pawsource

Ciobanesc Romanesc Carpatin


The Ciobanesc Romanesc Carpatin, also known as the Romanian Carpathian Shepherd Dog, is a relatively old breed of dog that originated in the mountains of Romania. This breed was created through crosses between local dogs and other herding dogs brought to the area by settlers and traders.

The Carpatin was traditionally used for herding and guarding sheep and cattle in the mountains. Due to their robust construction and smart character, they were very suitable for this work. The breed was only officially recognized in 1934, and has since become popular in Romania and abroad.


The Carpatin is a courageous, intelligent and loyal dog. They are protective by nature and have a strong sense of responsibility for their family and property. Although they can be a little reserved around strangers at times, they are generally friendly and affectionate towards their owners.

The breed has a high level of energy and needs to be given plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. They are very suitable for activities such as walking, running and playing in the garden. Training is also essential for these smart dogs, as they can otherwise fall into unwanted behaviors.


In general, the Carpatin is a healthy breed with an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years. However, as with all breeds, certain health issues can occur, including hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and eye problems.

It is therefore important to choose a good breeder and to ensure that your Carpatin has regular veterinary visits for health checks and vaccinations. By supporting a healthy lifestyle, you can ensure that your Carpatin lives a long and happy life.


The Carpatin's coat is thick and rough and requires regular grooming to prevent tangles. It is important to brush and comb the coat at least once a week. During the moult it may be necessary to brush more often.

The nails should also be trimmed regularly and the ears kept clean to prevent infections. It is also important to provide your Carpatin with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom.

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