Name: Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Other names: Central Asian Sheepdog, Middle Asian Ovcharka, Turkmen Alabai, Aziat
Country of origin: Russia
Size Type: Large Breed Dogs
Group: Guard dog breeds
Life span: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Curious, Independent, Adaptable, Bold, Strong, Imperturbable
Height: Females: 60-69 cm; Males: 65-78 cm
Weight: Females: 40-65 kg; Males: 55-79 kg
Color: brindle, black, gray, white, piebald motley, rust, old grass
Price of puppies: $1,400 to $2,000 USD
The Central Asian Shepherd Dog is a huge-sized dog with massive bones and powerful muscles. The head is massive. Ears set low, drooping, usually very short cropped. The tail is set high, thick at the base, in its natural, uncropped form it looks like a sickle. The coat is double and thick. Males are more massive and more powerful. Females are smaller, lighter in build. The dog must be strong and muscular.
The Central Asian Shepherd Dog is a defender of a person and his/her property. It is independent, strong, courageous, and responsible, it knows how to solve problems. This large and agile dog is sometimes called a cat in the dog’s skin. With its strong watchdog and territorial instincts, the breed is not suitable for beginners. A sensitive and intelligent dog will obey and recognize only a strong owner, or owner-leader. However, training with severe punishments can backfire. Conversely, a respectful, thoughtful approach to training will help you acquire an infinitely loyal and devoted companion in the person of the Central Asian Shepherd Dog.