The Colorado Mountain Dog
The Colorado Mountain Dog is a livestock guardian dog specifically bred for small acreage farming. We are selecting for dogs which tend to wander and bark less, and which accept unknown humans easily and without suspicion or hostility. The CMD is a beautiful dog, taller and leaner than some LGD breeds, with a medium body coat, soft silky hair that doesn't mat, and long full manes and tails. They are generally white, but other colors are acceptable, such as brindle, tan with a dark muzzle, or badger markings. The Colorado Mountain Dog is a great family companion, and will do small perimeters around you as you hike or do chores on your property. Breed Standard
The Colorado Mountain Dog has been accepted into
The American Rare Breeds Association
Colorado Mountain Dogs
For Farms and Families
We prioritized temperament over physical type in the first decade of the CMD knowing that above all, families need a stable dog who will fit into the activities of a small farm, with guests, children, and animals.
The Colorado Mountain Dog is a mellow dog who sets the animals at ease by his carriage, who blends well with them, bonding to and enjoying his charges. But, CMDs are also alert and aware, and they have the instinct to guard.
Beauty, Health, Athleticism
The original founding dogs used to build the Colorado Mountain Dog breed were hip and health tested, and we encourage breeders to continue this in their programs. CMDs are athletically built, with a good lifespan for a large breed. A well bred CMD moves powerfully and gracefully, with each stride carrying him well forward.