Bulgarian Barrack
Dog Breeds

Bulgarian Barrack

Characteristics of Bulgarian Barrack

Country of originBulgaria
The sizeAverage
Growth45–53 cm
Weight20–30 kg
Age10–15 years
FCI breed groupNot recognized
Bulgarian Barrack Characteristics

Brief information

  • Thoughtful;
  • Calm, balanced;
  • Gambling.


The Bulgarian barrack is a rare and not numerous breed, although its history goes back several hundred years. It is interesting that experts hardly answer the question about its origin. It is believed that the ancestors of the Bulgarian Baraka are wild dogs from the Balkan Peninsula, which were crossed with Turkish dogs during the conquests of the Ottoman Empire.

Today, the Bulgarian barracks are more common in their homeland – in Bulgaria, and there are very few chances to see them outside the country.

The Bulgarian barrack is a hunting dog, and his character is appropriate. Animals have a playful, gambling disposition, they are easily addicted. At the same time, it is impossible to call a sociable and sociable breed. Bulgarian barracks do not trust strangers and rarely make first contact. That is why he can be an executive guard and watchman. However, much depends on the individual dog, his character and habits. One thing is for sure: the hut is faithful to its owner, gentle and affectionate in the family circle.


Representatives of the breed are independent and independent. They need education from childhood. It is better to entrust training to a professional if the owner does not have the appropriate experience, because the dog may turn out to be wayward.

The Bulgarian barrack is still rarely bred as a companion – first of all, breeders develop and improve the working qualities of dogs. Barak has proven himself well as a hunter in mountainous terrain. With representatives of the breed they go to both small and large game, they are excellent at working in a team.

With animals in the house, these dogs get along well, unless, of course, they try to manipulate and dominate. Despite the calm disposition, some representatives of the breed can be quite aggressive towards the “neighbors”. Especially in conflict situations.

The Bulgarian barrack is not a dog for children. The pet is unlikely to babysit the kids. But with school-age children, most likely, he will play with pleasure.

Bulgarian Barrack Care

The name of the breed speaks for itself: from the Turkish language, the word “barak” literally translates as “shaggy, rough.” Dogs have a hard coat that does not require careful maintenance and is ideal in hunting conditions.

During the molting period, the pet is combed out with a furminator brush 2-3 times a week. If necessary, you can also use the services of a groomer.

It is very important to monitor the health of the pet’s oral cavity, the condition of his ears and claws.

Conditions of detention

The Bulgarian barrack is a real hunter. And this means that the dog needs intensive sports and long walks, especially if she lives in the city. The pet can accompany the owner on jogging or cycling. Bulgarian barracks are remarkably hardy and very active.

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