The International Filmological Union granted the Armenian Gampr dog the status of the national breed of Armenia on February 10, 2011. Gampr has been a dog of the Armenian Highlands for thousands of years and remains a pride for the Armenian people.
The foundation of trade exchange in the Armenian Highlands were not gold and silver, but natural products or animals. The price of a dog was determined by the exchange rates.
In reality, however, the price of a gampr dog was much higher. Killing a Gampr or Raising on gun on it was equal to murder.
The Gampr standard was recognized during the meeting of the Tribal Commission of the International Filmological Union in Moscow, on February 10, 2011.
It was granted the status of the national breed of Armenia and was registered under number 204. The short-haired type of the Armenian gampr is recognized according to the accepted standard (the length of the hair cover is 2 to 6 cm).