Friendship with other dogs
Friendship with strangers
Height 25.35 - 29.25 inches (65.0 - 75.0 cm)
Weight 110.0 - 132.0 pounds (50.0 - 60.0 kg)
Breed history It is a romanian breed that took shape in a natural way in the Meridional Carpathian and Subcarpathian areal (Dambovita, Arges, Prahova, Brasov). The name "Corb"=raven, cames due to its fur, perfectly black. Even the surface where is pread is limited, there are many specimens from this breed, and is very appreciated and used.
Description It is a big sized dog, strong, robust, imposing. The body is massive and sturdy, rectangular, rather long than tall a bit, has strong skeleton and a wide and tall chest. The head is strong, massive, solid, with a conical, well developed snout, a bit shorter than the skull, which is cambered. It has a moderate stop. The eyes are small comparing with head, almond-shaped and oblique, amber colour, with strong pigment on eyelids. The ears are V-shaped, caught a bit higher than the head's level, round ended a little and floppy. The neck is thick and strong. The nails are black or greyish. The tail is bushy, covered with long and thick hair. It is caught up, when is in rest, this is floppy with the tip a bit bent and arrives until the hock's level; in alert is upped and could surpass the back level. The fur is double, with an underneath coating, short and bushy, and an external one, flat, harsher and bushy. On the head and the front side of the legs is short and on the body is abundant. At the neck, the hair is bushier and is making a mane. The colour is black on at least 80% from the body with possible patches by a clean white on the chest and legs. If it much time exposed to the sun during the summer, the fur gets some reddish shades.
Personality It is an intelligent, jolly, active dog. It is brave, proud, well-balanced, calm, with a very well developed guard instinct. It is submissive. It is friendly and devoted to its master and family, but doubtful with strangers. It is proving a great courage with the prowiors (wolves, bears, lynx). Its bark is very strong and soundly and it can be heard from long distances.
Grooming Its fur needs a brushing from time to time for not getting tangled.
Living Conditions It is resistant to bad weather. Being a sheepfold dog, it is important for it to have space for movement. It feels the best in a fenced yard, but it can accommodate to a flat also if it daily taken out for walks and to run.
Training It is not hard to train because it is submissive and eager to make pleasure to its master. Beautiful results can be achieved with a gentle and consequent training.
Usefulness It is an excelent watchdog for the herds and the house. It is a good companion dog, liking to play with the children.