Central Asian Shepherd Dog

INTRODUCTION

The Central Asian Shepherd is a breed of dog large, strong and independent. These purebred dogs go by other names, such as Central Asian Ovtcharka, Central Asian Ovtcharka and Central Asian Shepherd. The genetics of these puppies, one of the oldest breeds, dates back more than 5,000 years. Despite their purebred status, you can find these dogs in shelters and breed-specific rescues, so remember to adopt. The Central Asian Sheepdog would be a great addition to an individual or family in a home with a secure yard, and they thrive in colder climates. Although active outdoors, these dogs are quite calm and quiet indoors. They can be playful and are affectionate and protective of their families, but are not recommended for first time dog parents.

HIGHLIGHTS

The coat of the Central Asian Sheepdog comes in a variety of colors, the most common being white, fawn, black, and brindle. Sometimes their coat is solid and sometimes it is a combination of these colors. Although they are not a good choice for allergy sufferers, they are easy to brush. Their coat only needs to be brushed once a week. The Central Asian Sheepdog relates to and plays well with children, especially those in their family. However, he can be aloof with strangers, including visiting playmates. Central Asian Sheepdogs tend to get along very well with cats and other dogs, but especially with other Central Asian Sheepdogs. The Central Asian Sheepdog is not classified as a high-energy breed, but they do have a lot of stamina. They need about an hour of exercise daily. If a predator approaches, these dogs are fearless and are not known to back down. They are territorial and will make sure their land is free of vermin and predators. They are usually considered a fairly calm dog, but will raise an alarm when strangers approach.

HISTORY

The Central Asian Sheepdog is possibly the oldest breed in existence today, and its ancestry dates back more than 5,000 years. They are closely related to the Tibetan Mastiff. As a product of natural selection, they are a strong, healthy and hardy breed. Territorial by nature, the Central Asian Sheepdog is a working dog and has held occupations such as herding dog, guard dog, watch dog, livestock handler, etc. Although they have a strong independent streak, they are loyal and devoted to their families. These dogs are active outdoors but quiet and calm indoors, although they are always very alert and protective of their loved ones. The Central Asian Sheepdog has survived in the wild against extreme weather and predators. Humans saw their value and adopted them, putting them to work. Although they are not categorized as a high energy breed, they have great endurance and working ability. The Central Asian Sheepdog is recognized by:United Kennel ClubAmerican Kennel ClubFédération Cynologique InternationaleAustralian National Kennel CouncilNorth Arkansas Kennel Club

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
3/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
4/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
3/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
Height: 24 to 28 inches
Weight: 88 to 110 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years

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