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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-14 Years

Tornjak Build Information

Tornjaks are mountain sheep dogs that originally come from Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Croatia. They are large, powerful dogs that stand anywhere from 23 to 28 inches high and weigh 60 to 110 pounds. Their coat is long and thick with shorter hair around their face and ears. They can be multi-colored but usually white is dominant with red, brown, gray or black spots. They can also be black but it's less common.

Length (Male):27-33 in.
Length (Female):22-24 in.
Weight:> 65 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Tornjaks are bred to be sheepdogs and are patient, calm, gentle and devoted to their owners. They are also loyal and protective and will guard their owners, property, and sheep with their life. This breed needs to be exercised daily and needs a lot of room to run.

Activity Level:Moderately Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Guardian Skills:Yes
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black & White, Chocolate, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Tornjak Pet Insurance

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Breed Talents and Facts

Jolly for Jogging:Yes
Herding Skills:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes
Trainable for Tricks:Yes