The Liberian Stray is a mongrel dog found on the streets of Liberia. With a diverse genetic mix, these dogs are known for their ability to survive and adapt to their urban environment.
The weight can vary from a few kilograms to approximately 30 kg, and the height can range from 30 cm to 60 cm at the withers. As for life expectancy, it is generally between 10 and 15 years. They are not officially recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).
Breed history in brief
These dogs are the result of a mixture of various breeds and their origin dates back to the history of dogs introduced to the region during the colonial era. Throughout history, Liberia's stray dogs have played an important role in local society. They have been loyal companions, guardians and workers in various tasks, such as hunting, home protection and companionship. Their adaptability, resilience and natural abilities have made them valuable dogs to many communities.
Due to the wide genetic diversity of these dogs, their appearance can vary significantly. The shape of the tail, eyes and ears present a wide range of possibilities, as they can inherit various characteristics from their ancestors.
Their coat can be short or long, depending on the genetic heritage of the breeds that have contributed to their composition. As for colors, they can present a wide variety, including black, brown, white, gray and combinations of these.
In terms of temperament, these stray dogs are generally courageous, adaptable and alert. Their temperament and behavior are influenced by their environment and life experience.
Common health problems
As a consequence of their genetic nature coming from a great diversity of dog breeds, there is not enough knowledge about which are the most common diseases that such dogs can suffer from. However, given their lifestyle, they are more likely to suffer from parvovirus, canine distemper, leptospirosis, ticks, fleas and mange.
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