Armenia’s indigenous dog is the gampr. It’s a livestock guarding dog. It’s found in Armenia and the Western Armenia, now occupied by Turkey. It hasn’t changed since its existence from time immemorial in the Armenian Highlands. It’s a vital, independent, smart, friendly animal with a large head. Although not trained, it instinctively knows what its master wants. The male is 65 cm/26” and the female is 62 cm/24”. The male weighs 45 to 60 kilograms (99 to 130 lbs.). Gampr is also known as archashoon (bear dog), potorgashoon (avalanche dog), and hovashoon (shepherd dog).

Armenia’s indigenous dog is the gampr. It’s a livestock guarding dog. It’s found in Armenia and the Western Armenia, now occupied by Turkey. It hasn’t changed since its existence from time immemorial in the Armenian Highlands. It’s a vital, independent, smart, friendly animal with a large head. Although not trained, it instinctively knows what its master wants. The male is 65 cm/26” and the female is 62 cm/24”. The male weighs 45 to 60 kilograms (99 to 130 lbs.). Gampr is also known as archashoon (bear dog), potorgashoon (avalanche dog), and hovashoon (shepherd dog).

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