Koba Subeliani and his Caucasian Shepherd Dog ‘Buka’

We were watching the hugely popular Vano’s Show on Georgia’s Rustavi 2 channel this afternoon. Hosted by Vano Javakhishvili the show is a mix of comic monologues on topical issues, music and conversations with guests.

Vano’s guest on today’s show was Koba Subeliani and his 12 year old Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Buka.

Koba Subeliani is Georgia’s Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees and is one of Georgia’s most popular and respected Ministers.

The Minister is a great admirer of Caucasian Shepherd dogs and had brought his great dog, Buka, to the TV studio.

It was a very entertaining interview, especially as the Minister and Vano have a great sense of humor. When asked by Vano why he had held his ministerial post for so long without being replaced, the Minister pointed to his dog Buka and joked that who would touch him when he has such a big dog!

There was a hilarious moment when Buka began drinking from a cup on the table!

Buka is a great example of a Caucasian Shepherd. He is huge and a very lovely color.

The Minister has a page on Facebook: Koba Subeliani. There are many fantastic pictures of Buka in the Wall Photos.

I have chosen several photos from the Minister’s Facebook Wall Photos  to show how magnificent Buka is.


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14 thoughts on “Koba Subeliani and his Caucasian Shepherd Dog ‘Buka’

  1. Wow! He is beautiful dog and he is HUGE!!!!! My wife looked and says we have to have one! So, perhaps in the future our collies will have a relative of yours as a brother or sister if one is available in this area…. which I am not sure…. Buka is beautiful!!! Will you get this big Bassa? Now, drinking out of that cup is too funny! 🙂 Great post!

  2. This post made me smile when I was reading! What a heart warming story it is!
    It is a great thing that the Minister in your country is very respected by the citizens. Becasue of Buka!!!? 🙂
    How lovely Buka is! who drank from a cup on the table! *giggles*
    I hadn’t known about Caucasion Sheperd at all until I met you, but now I know it better!!!
    Thanks for the lovely photos, Bassa! 🙂

  3. Buka is almost as big as the Minister’s office (Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugee). I would venture to say the Minister has kept his job for so long partially because no one else can remember such a long name to apply for the job.

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