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Croatian Sheepdog


The Croatian Sheepdog is dutiful, brave and loyal. Croatian Sheepdogs are perfect dogs for shepherds, as they have endless energy, natural herding instincts, and an obedient temperament. So loyal, the Croatian Sheepdog will pick one single master, and only listen to their commands, to the exclusion of everyone else. Their intelligence, athleticism and loyalty make them a unique and outstanding choice for an active owner.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • House

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Better Not to Leave Alone Very Long
  • Wrong Dog to Leave Alone

Breed Group

  • Herding Group

Coat Length

  • Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Wavy Coat


  • Black


  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Highly Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 17-20″

Full Grown Weight

  • 26-30lbs
  • 31-35lbs
  • 36-40lbs
  • 41-45lbs

General Health

  • Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Not Very Good With Kids


  • Requires Occasional Brushing


  • Very Intelligent


  • Affectionate


  • Very Playful

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