Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza

Other names: Ciobanesc Romanesc Mioritic, Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog

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Hair type Long
Origin Romania
Template Giant
Head shape Round
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 50 kg to 60 kg From 65 cm to 70 cm
Male From 50 kg to 60 kg From 70 cm to 75 cm
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History of the breed

Originally from the Carpathians , a mountain range crossing Romania, the Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza, very early on, exhibited his formidable qualities as a herding dog . He guards them in a natural and instinctive way, courageously opposing potential predators, be they wolves, big cats or even bears. The loyalty of the Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza has also allowed him to establish himself as a very good family companion. Its standard was developed by the Romanian Cynological Association in 1981.

Physical features

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza has a balanced temperament , characterized by remarkable calm and confidence. An excellent herding dog , he is hardworking, dedicated and courageous, facing any threat with great determination. Naturally suspicious of strangers, he instinctively provides custody. The Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza is also known for his unwavering loyalty , which he expresses both to his master and to his family. He gets along very well with children.

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A socialization of quality and started from an early age is essential for the Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza, which is protective and territorial by nature. The teacher must show both firmness and consistency in his education, without any form of brutality. Intelligent dog and seeking to please his master, he will obey without difficulty thanks to a learning based on the methods of positive reinforcement .

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza is not made to live in an apartment . He needs space, freedom and to express his instinct as a guardian. The ideal would be for him to have a large enclosed garden in the countryside or as close as possible to natural sites.


Ease of gaining weight

The Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza is a hardy and robust dog , which endures the difficult climatic conditions and enjoys a solid health . Like any large dog, special attention should be paid to the possibility of hip dysplasia.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size


Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Suggested tests

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza is, on average, between 12 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza is subject to 2 moults per year , during which it can lose significant amounts of hair. For the rest, its maintenance remains basic .

The Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza requires regular brushing , carried out once or twice a week , but more frequent during the moults. A bath can be given occasionally. The inside of his ears should be checked and cleaned, as should his eyes and pads, especially after walks.

His teeth need to be brushed frequently to remove tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

1000 €
1200 €

The purchase price of a Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza is between 1000 € and 1200 €.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 600
800 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza is between 600 € and 800 €.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Romanian Shepherd Dog of Mioritza cannot be satisfied with simple daily outings of a few minutes. He needs long walks where he can run, stimulate his senses and exercise.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 1: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)

Recognized by FCI

Since 2015


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