Central Asian Shepherd Dog

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;

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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 inches
Weight: 90 - 175 lbs.

Colors: White, Black, Black& White, Brindle, Red, Gray, Straw, Tri-colored, Black and Tan
Coat: Two coat lengths; short and medium length, well developed undercoats.

Temperament: Central Asian Shepherd Dogs (Ovtcharka) are calm, protective, dog dominant, active defense drive
With Children: Pprotective around families children, children who are strangers should be supervised.
Special Skills: Predator control dog.

Watch-dog: High-nocturnal barker.
Guard-dog: Very High - suspicion towards strangers. Natural guardians.

Central Asian Shepherd Dog Care and Exercise: Low maintenance for coat is required for the Central Asian Shepherd Dog (Ovtcharka).
Training:
Early socialization and basis obedience is a must.
Learning Rate: Moderate independent.

Activity: Moderate
Living Environment: A fenced yard is a must. Only strong-willed alpha
owners should own this breed. They prefer to live outdoors but adapt well to indoor living.

Central Asian Shepherd Dog Health Issues: Hip and elbow dysplasia.

Life Span: 12 - 15 years
Litter Size:
5 - 12

Country of Origin: Central Asian Republics of the Former USSR
Central Asian Shepherd Dog History: This 4,000 year old Mastiff has survived threw the Centuries with skills of a Hunter, unsurpassed protector and friend to the people of Central Asia. Evidence has dated this breed to before Christ when dogs were created to fend off predators from the Shepherds Sheep. Modern writings of this dog dates back to over 100 years ago in a Book History of the Mastiff by Wynn.

First Registered FCI: 1925
First Registered UKC: 2000 as the Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Class:
Working
Registries: UKC, FCI

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