Central Asian Shepherd

Central Asian Shepherd
Origin Russia
Classification Working
Height 65-78cm / 27-32in
Weight 55kg-79kg / 121-176lb
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Exercise Very High
Easily Trainable Challenging
Watchdog Excellent
Good with Children Yes
Good with Other Animals Yes
Indoor / Outdoor Living Indoor
Grooming Daily
Feeding Normal Diet
Size Giant

Central Asian Shepherd Description

The Central Asian Shepherd can also be known as The Central Asian Ovtcharka, they are giant and strong dogs with smallish ears and relatively deep-set eyes. The breed is muscular with both a large head and extremely powerful shoulders giving the breed a resemblance to a Mastiff type dog. The dog’s body is usually longer than it is tall and they have an especially dense coat, this can be either long or short haired. They possess a big chest and a wide, strong back with powerful hind legs. Their coat colour can include black, white, brindle and fawn with many having a black mask.

Central Asian Shepherd Character

The Central Asian Shepherd has a powerful and strong appearance which is equally matched by the same in its character; they are also calm and seemingly completely fearless with the ability to always stand their ground. They were initially bred to be flock guardians and have a strong protective streak being wary of strangers and sometimes hesitant with unknown dogs, once they establish the dog or stranger means no harm they will generally settle well. This breed is definitely not one for the first time owner or generally timid person as they require a firm but kind approach, a beautiful but powerful dog.

Please note: This is only a guide.

You must contact a breeder club, read relevant literature and even contact vets to understand the full requirements of this breed.

Please ensure your lifestyle, home and family are suited to this particular breed and you fully understand the requirements needed to give the dog the life it deserves.