The Romanian Raven Shepherd Dog is a Romanian dog breed,
recognized by Asociaţia Chinologică Română (Romanian Kennel
Club) on 14 Nov. 2008. Romanian Raven Shepherd Dog is a natural
breed which took shape in the Meridional Carpathian and
Subcarpathian areal (Dambovita, Arges, Prahova, Brasov).
In these places, these mountain dogs are very appreciated and used as watchdogs for properties and cattle herds. The name "corb" means "raven" and comes from its fur, which is clear black. It was framed in the second group from dog breeds - Pinscher and Schanuzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs, section 2.2 Molossoid Breeds - Mountain type. Female standard : 65-75 cm heigh Male standard: 70-80 cm heigh "Description: It is a big sized dog, strong, robust, imposing. The body is massive and sturdy, rectangular, rather long than tall a bit, has strong skeleton and a wide and tall chest. The head is strong, massive, solid, with a conical, well developed snout, a bit shorter than the skull, which is cambered. It has a moderate stop. The eyes are small comparing with head, almond-shaped and oblique, amber colour, with strong pigment on eyelids. The ears are V-shaped, caught a bit higher than the head's level, round ended a little and floppy. The neck is thick and strong. The nails are black or greyish. The tail is bushy, covered with long and thick hair. It is caught up, when is in rest, this is floppy with the tip a bit bent and arrives until the hock's level; in alert is upped and could surpass the back level. The fur is double, with an underneath coating, short and bushy, and an external one, flat, harsher and bushy. On the head and the front side of the legs is short and on the body is abundant. At the neck, the hair is bushier and is making a mane. The colour is black on at least 80% from the body with possible patches by a clean white on the chest and legs. If it much time exposed to the sun during the summer, the fur gets some reddish shades." It has a very powerful and loud bark which can be heard from long distances.