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Armenian Gampr

Armenian Gampr

The Armenian Gampr is an ancient, working livestock guardian dog originally bred in the southern Caucasus Mountains. The Gampr is considered a landrace rather than a breed with a closed population; they are genetically diverse with an emphasis on function rather than form. There are several regional variants of the Gampr.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 22-27in

Female: 21-26in

Weight

Male: 130-180lb

Female: 110-160lb

Fun Fact

The guarding behavior of the Armenian Gampr is all instinctual-- dogs require little to no training in order to be a good flock dog.

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About this Breed

The Armenian Gampr can more accurately be described as a landrace than a breed. For most of their history, these dogs were not bred to any set of written standards. Instead, they were bred based on their working ability as livestock guardians, and many were also free-breeding like village dogs from around the world. Over time, these dogs started looking and acting a certain way based artificial and natural selective pressures (although there is variation in their appearance). Like other large livestock guardian breeds and landraces, the Armenian Gampr is not a dog for the faint of heart. These dogs take a serious approach to their job, and must be allowed to work.

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Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Chester
  2. Max
  3. Moose

For Female

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Xena

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Armenia
  3. Ontario, Canada
  4. Mississippi, United States
  5. Nevada, United States
  6. Aragatsotn Province, Armenia
  7. Michigan, United States
  8. Indiana, United States
  9. Alabama, United States
  10. Shirak Province, Armenia

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