Welcome to KDK Legacy Caucasians located in the Western Region of Texas
The Caucasian Shepherd or Ovcharka (translates into Shepherd dog or Sheep Dog) comes from several different regions ranging from the origination in the Caucus Mountains to regions that include all of Middle Asia along with Russia, and Eastern Europe.
The lands that span the Caucus Mountains is the original home of the Ovcharka and the dogs are able to be traced back to ancient times in the region. The breed’s primary purpose was for guarding livestock and protecting them from predators of all sizes. Throughout their history, they have also found a place in the protection of property, people, and borders. This section of history is seen throughout their use in Russia. By the 1930s, the breed had made its way to the show ring in Germany and would soon grow in popularity. Today the breed can be found throughout various parts of the world although the population within the United States is rather limited. The breed within the United States has found a special place and is seen in the form of a working dog, a companion dog, or a show dog though there is definitely the ability for a single dog to be a combination of all three. While the exact history is often up for debate, there is one thing that is clearly defined about the breed. The CO dog is amazing, graceful, always at attention, a loyal companion, a family member, and is 100% devoted to their flock (be it four legged or two).
At KDK Legacy Caucasians, you will not find the typical kennel dog but a member of a family. Our first dog Little Merlin’s Olibanum is an import from Norway in 2007. Shortly following him was Eva Zolotaya Zwezda Tavridy who is an import from the Ukraine. To finish off our bunch of babies we added Caucasian Legend Dhzivan from the United States. From the first time meeting a CO we became unmistakably aware that the CO is not your typical dog but an animal that contains a level of intelligence, personality, and devotion superior to most other dogs. By eight weeks old our first CO was able to follow basic commands, was a quick to learn, and would often obey before ever being asked to do so. The three fit in perfectly into our lifestyle, into our home, and into our family. We would have our first litter of pups on February 17, 2008. The addition of puppies was a blessed occasion, a learning experience, and an insight into the nurturing nature of this breed. In April of 2008, we added a two-legged member to our family. The transition of a new member of the human flock went like clockwork and all of the dogs readily accepted him. It was an amazing sight to watch the gracefulness and the carefulness that each of them would show in his presence. The genuine love that they have for him as he does for them is surreal and is viewable in the photos of the dogs and him together from the earliest of age to present.
The experience of our dogs and of our initial litter would set the level of devotion and interaction of following litters. Each of our litters receives handling and socialization from the moment of birth. Puppies at KDK Legacy Caucasians are not left in a kennel but are raised inside our home. The hands on attention that they receive during their first six weeks of life we find essential not only to insure that they are healthy but also to build the human bond, the socialization, and people skills during their most impressionable period. During this period, there are also excessive veterinarian visits, health screenings, and general observation for temperament, activity level, and nutritional analysis. Ensuring the health and survival of our animals is of an upmost important to us regardless of breed, sex, standards, or age. Like previously stated our animals are not simply kennel dogs but a member of a family.
Pups are socialized with a range of animals from the earliest time possible be it the common house cat, ferret, horse, turkeys, etc. but also with children of all ages. Their most common playmate during the puppy stage is a range of kittens and cats or the lovable three-year-old son. It is during this period that they learn proper behavior with humans, animals, and especially children. Ensuring these skills are mastered at the earliest stage will ensure a well-adjusted and well-socialized dog in adulthood.
Socialization as you might have noticed is an essential element with any Caucasian dog. While they are naturally loyal, social, and protective of their immediate flock (including their humans) it is necessary that they receive adequate socialization within the real world settings to maintain their ability to function safely and productively within today’s society. Socialization needs to range from socialization with other people as well as with other breeds of dogs both big and small. This element can not be stressed enough and all applicants need to be able to ensure that the lifestyle will permit adequate socialization.
Whether you are looking for a family dog to share your years with, a livestock dog to protect your animals, or a dog for personal protection or protection of property you have come to the right place.
At KDK Legacy Caucasians, we screen for CHV (Canine Herpes Virus), Brucellosis, general health, blood screening, hip and joints, as well as insuring complete vaccination and deworming on all of our dogs.
We are able to ship worldwide and are able to provide delivery within the continental United States. All perspective buyers must complete the application and screening process prior to them being allowed to purchase a puppy.