Fri, 23 Aug 2019

Putin gifted a dog by Serbia's Vuchich

RBTH
19 Jan 2019, 00:55 GMT+10

Yugoslavian Shepherd named Pasha is three months old

Serbian President Alexander Vuchich has presented Russian President Vladimir Putin with a Yugoslavian Shepherd puppy (also Sarplaninac), which the Serbians christened Pasha in true Russian fashion.

Mikhael Klimentyev/Sputnik

"Oh, how cute it is," said President Putin upon seeing the puppy for the first time. "Nice chap."

"He's afraid of me, though," noted Putin when the puppy tried to hide his head between his paws. "Don't be afraid".

Mikhael Klimentyev/Sputnik

The old breed is native to Eastern Europe, where it's been used by sheepherders since time immemorial. These dogs can effectively ward off wolves - even bears. This is a fairly rare breed: in Russia, there are only about 200 of them. Pasha is Vladimir Putin's fourth dog, in addition to Bulgarian Shepherd, Buffy, an Akita Inu named Yume, and a Labrador by the name of Connie.

If using any of Russia Beyond's content, partly or in full, always provide an active hyperlink to the original material.

Vladimir Putin putin russian news serbia dog Subscribe

to our newsletter!

Get the week's best stories straight to your inbox

We've got more than 1,5 million followers on Facebook. Join them! Read more A look at Vladimir Putins wardrobeWhat does Mr. Putin eat?Which Russian rulers smooched with their pooch?4 Russian dogs that were bred to hunt bears and wolves

More Moscow News

Access More

Sign up for Moscow News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!