The Šarplaninac (Serbian Cyrillic: Шарпланинац) or Šarplaninec (Macedonian: Шарпланинец), or Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog (Cyrillic: Југословенски Овчар, romanized: Jugoslovenski Ovčar), formerly known as Illyrian Shepherd Dog (Cyrillic: Илирски Овчар, romanized: Ilirski Ovčar), is a dog breed of the livestock guardian type named after the Šar Mountains (Šar Planina). It is a molosser-type mountain dog.
Also known as
This breed is also called Charplaninatz, Planinac, Qen I Sharrit, Sarplaninac, Sarplaninec, Sharplaninac, Sharr Mountain Dog, Sharrplaninatz, Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog, Šar, Šar Mountain Dog, Šarko, Šarplaninec as well as Шарпланинец.
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