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Central Asian Shepherd Dog

Virtually ideal protection

Breed
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Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
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Original Name : Sredneaziatskaya Ovcharka

Τυπος : Molossoid

Μεγεθος αρσενικου : At least 25 ½ inches

Μεγεθος θηλυκου : At least 23 ½ inches

Βαθμος περιποιησης :

Χωρα προελευσης : Russian Federation

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Central Asian Shepherd Dogs are unequalled defenders. There are clear differences between the sexes – males are stronger and more massive – and sexual dimorphism is an important characteristic of the breed.

Κεφαλι+

Solid, broad around the skull with very well-developed zygomatics. Flat forehead, barely visible stop.

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Very pronounced withers, especially among males. Strong, straight, broad back. Short, broad but slightly rounded loins.

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White, black, gray, straw, ginger, gray-brown, brindled, piebald and speckled.

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Small, drooping, set low, triangular.

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Set high, in the shape of a sickle, carried hanging and reaching the hock.

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Coarse, straight, with a well developed undercoat. There are two varieties, a longhair (2¾-3 inches) and the smooth shorthair (1-2 inches).

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Central Asian Shepherd Dogs are massive-boned and powerfully muscled. Some of them can be sluggish. Their thick skin, with well-developed, sufficiently elastic subcutaneous tissue, often forms folds around the neck, accentuating this feeling. But beware of first impressions, because these are born defenders.Above-average and big, strong and bold, distrustful of strangers, they are undemanding dogs that easily adapt to different climates. As a consequence, they can be widely employed throughout Russia and in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia and surrounding regions, where the climate is often tough.

Did you know ?

While its physiognomy is striking, it’s the Central Asian Shepherd Dog’s character that really grabs the interest of dog lovers. They are very active dogs but well balanced and calm at the same time, with a very strong protection instinct, which is expressed by a highly active form of defense.

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