Croatian shepherd dogs originated from Croatia. Their history goes back centuries.
This versatile breed is great shepherds, companions and guard dogs.
Keywords that describe them are:
Ties strong bonds and protects the owner at all costs
Croatian shepherd dogs tend to make powerful bonds with one family member, just as their ancestors did as shepherd dogs centuries ago.
This breed can be somewhat reserved towards newcomers but will accept other family members. They will protect their owner at all costs. This protectiveness is an instinct deriving from their days as shepherds. It was essential to them to keep their shepherd safe.
Croatian shepherd dogs are docile and loyal beings. With consistent training, it is possible to make them more accepting towards strangers.
Like most spitz dogs, they make a lot of noise. Using their voice has been an essential tool for their purpose. They will bark when someone comes to visit, or they need to communicate something. Reducing barking requires training but is not impossible.
Fun fact; some individuals are born without a tail.
Croatian shepherd dog has an average lifespan of 12-14 years