Thinking about purchasing an Central Asian Shepherd Dog? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Central Asian Shepherd Dog breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Central Asian Shepherd Dog owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Central Asian Shepherd Dog and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Central Asian Shepherd Dog Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Central Asian Shepherd Dog and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Central Asian Shepherd Dog Profile
The Central Asian Shepherd Dog (Ovtcharka) is a large strong musculature dog by appearance. Ears and tails are cropped at an early age to help with the dogs ability to fight off predators, which they have done for centuries. Central Asian Shepherd Dogs (Ovtcharka) are a loyal, fearless dog with the ability to protect flock and family.
Other Names: Turkmen Alabai, Mid Asian Shepherd Dog (Ovtcharka), Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Asiatic Mastiff.
Type: Guardian Dog
Height: 24 - 32
Black, Black& White, Brindle, Red, Gray, Straw, Tri-colored, Black and Tan
Asian Shepherd Dogs (Ovtcharka) are calm, protective, dog dominant, active defense
Central Asian Shepherd Dog Care
and Exercise: Low maintenance for coat is required for the Central
Asian Shepherd Dog (Ovtcharka).
Central Asian Shepherd Dog Health Issues: Hip and elbow dysplasia.
Life Span: 12 - 15 years
Country of Origin:
Central Asian Republics of the Former USSR
First Registered FCI: 1925
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