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GENERALBreed group: Working Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Agility, Guarding, Jogging, Police work, Tracking, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 55-66 lbs Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-14 years Rarity: Common Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
The Cierny Sery is a large and imposing dog that has recently originated in Slovakia. The dog has been developed by cross breeding of Belgian Shepherds, German Shepherds and Schnauzers. The purpose was to develop a multi-talented dog that can assist in various tasks for its masters. It is a natural looking large dog with a height of 23-26 inches and weighs between 55-66 pounds. It has erect ears that are set high and are narrow. Eyes are almond shaped. Neck is strong and muscular. Over all body structure gives impression of strength and agility. The dog has thin, profuse but not over done, hard double coat that comes in three hair varieties. The dog is elegant and balanced in appearance. It is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major Kennel club.
The dog almost always comes in black colour. Small amount of white or brown patches are permitted.
It has three coat types. One is a double coat with short, hard, profuse and thick outer coat and dense and profuse under coat. The second type is long double coat with longer hair on legs, tail and ears. The third type of coat is rough with mustache and barbs on its chops.
Imposing but friendly, the Cierny Sery is an athletic, strong and balanced dog with even temperament. It has been created to be a canine assistance dog and is used as service dog, guide dog, hearing dog, guard dog and sometimes police dog. With so many versatile abilities, the temperament is essentially kind and even. The dog is gentle and affectionate with all family including children. It is obedient and listens to its master provided the owner displays proper leadership skills. It is a multipurpose dog that makes an excellent family pet but training and socialization is important.
The dog sheds and some shed a lot. It will need regular grooming. Thorough brushing once per week during non-shedding season will do but during shedding season, which happens twice in a year, the dog will need to be brushed every day.
It is an obedient dog to its master and with its intelligence, not a difficult dog to train. It is a sensitive dog and harsh training methods will not work. It needs a firm yet gentle trainer who is consistent and provide training in an innovative way.
The dog needs strenuous exercises as it has high energy levels. It can be an ideal jogging, running and hiking partner. It loves to be assigned a task to do. The dog will need to be taken for daily walks and provided ample playing time in open and secure areas. It is happiest when given some challenging work to do.