USD $1400-$1600 Price Avg.

Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)



Breed Type



12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity/Rank 455
Origin Romania
Other Names Ciobănesc românesc mioritic, Mioritic Sheepdog, Mioritic Shepherd, Mioritic Shepherd Dog, Romanian Mioritic, Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1400-$1600
How much does it cost to purchase a Mioritic?
The price of a Mioritic will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $1400 to $1600 per Mioritic if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Mioritic through a shelter.
Size Giant
Weight Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg),
Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg)
Height Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm),
Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Guardian, Companion, Watchdog
Date of Origin Ancient Times
Ancestry Herding Dogs, Native Carpathian Sheepdogs

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Shaggy
Coat Colors Light Cream, Pale Gray, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown, Hazel
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Gray, Pied, White
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Scissors, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Confident, Dedicated, Defensive, Devoted, Fierce, Friendly, Guarding, Independent, Loyal, Protective, Reliable
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Low
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 16 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 4 cups
Daily Cost $2.00 - $2.50
Monthly Cost $60.00 - $75.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Mioritic have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-7 puppies (Once a year.)


The Mioritic dog is a large, powerful breed of dog that originated in Romania. It is a working breed that was developed to guard livestock and protect property. The Mioritic has a strong, muscular body with a broad head and muzzle. Its coat is thick and long, usually white or cream-colored with black or brown markings. The ears are set high on the head and the tail is carried low.

The lifespan of the Mioritic dog is typically between 10-12 years, with some living up to 15 years. They are large dogs, weighing between 70-90 pounds (32-41 kg) and standing 24-27 inches (61-69 cm) tall at the shoulder. They come in various colors including white, cream, black, brown, gray and red.

The personality of the Mioritic dog is loyal and protective but also gentle and affectionate towards its family members. They are intelligent dogs that can be trained easily if given consistent guidance from an early age. They have an independent streak which makes them good guard dogs as they will not hesitate to bark at strangers or unfamiliar animals entering their territory.

Mioritics are friendly with other dogs but may be wary of strangers until they get to know them better; they should always be supervised when around children as their size can make them intimidating for small kids who don’t understand how to interact properly with them yet. With proper socialization from an early age however they can learn to get along well with other animals too such as cats or smaller pets like rabbits or guinea pigs if introduced slowly over time in a controlled environment where both parties feel safe enough to interact without fear of harm coming either way

The temperament of the Mioritic dog is alert yet calm; they make excellent watchdogs due to their natural instinctive protective nature but do not tend towards aggression unless provoked by another animal or person threatening their family’s safety in some way

In terms of health issues common among this breed include hip dysplasia which can lead to arthritis later on in life if not treated properly; eye problems such as cataracts; ear infections due to their long floppy ears; skin allergies caused by fleas/ticks/dust mites etc.; bloat which occurs when too much air gets trapped inside the stomach causing it swell up dangerously; obesity due to lack of exercise/overfeeding etc.; heart disease caused by poor diet/lack of exercise etc.. All these conditions should be monitored closely by your vet so any potential problems can be caught early on before becoming more serious

Mioritics have an average adaptability level meaning that while they do enjoy being around people most times it’s best for them not live indoors all day every day as this could lead boredom which could then manifest itself into destructive behavior such as chewing furniture etc.. Instead it’s best for owners provide plenty outdoor activities like walks/runs/playtime so these active dogs stay mentally stimulated throughout life

Overall owning a Mioritic Dog has many benefits including having loyal companion who will always look out for you no matter what situation arises plus you get added security knowing your home protected from intruders thanks its natural guarding instincts . Plus since these pups require lots exercise daily you won’t have worry about getting bored yourself since you’ll always have something fun do together!


The Mioritic is a sheepdog breed that originates from the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. The breed is also known as the Romanian Mioritic, Carpatin, and Carpatin de Mioritza. The Mioritic is a large, muscular dog with a thick coat of fur that protects it from the cold mountain winters. The breed is known for its loyalty, courage, and strength.

The history of the Mioritic dog is one of near extinction and recent popularity. The breed was once common in the Carpathian Mountains, but by the mid-1900s, their numbers had dwindled to just a few hundred. The reason for their decline was two-fold: first, many of the sheep that they guarded were killed by wolves; and second, the Communist government of Romania banned private ownership of sheepdogs. However, in recent years, there has been a resurgence in interest in the Mioritic breed, and their numbers have slowly begun to increase.

The ancestry of the Mioritic dog is unknown; however, it is thought to be related to other sheepdog breeds such as the Briard and Pyrenean Mountain Dog. The first recorded mention of the Mioritic breed was in 1839, when Romanian writer Alexandru Vlahuta described them as "the most beautiful dogs in all of Romania." In 2006, the Mioritic was recognized as an official breed by FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale), and today they are still used as working dogs on farms and ranches across Romania.