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bekFor thousands of years, large, heavily-built dogs with cropped ears and tails have been used by the nomadic tribes of Central Asia to protect livestock from predators and other property from thieves. The breed developed as a result of rather harsh natural selection. The climate in the countries where the Central Asian Shepherd Dog developed ranges from hot and dry, to bitterly cold and windy. Only the hardiest of pups survived and only those with strong guarding instincts were allowed to stay with the flocks. Working Central Asian Shepherd Dogs are still found today in Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kirgyzstan, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The breed is still very rare in the United States. The Central Asian Shepherd Dog is a dog of great size with massive bone structure and powerful muscles. The body is slightly longer than tall. The head is massive. Ears are normally cropped close to the head but are naturally small, drop, and set low on the head. The tail is high set and thick at the base, and when undocked, hangs down to the hock with a sickle shape. Two coat lengths are accepted, but all are double-coated and thick. Gender differences are well expressed in this breed. Males are more massive and powerful; females are smaller and lighter in build. Dogs should be presented in hard, muscular condition. The Central Asian Shepherd Dog should be evaluated as a working livestock guardian dog, and exaggerations or faults should be penalized in proportion to how much they interfere with the dog's ability to work. Honorable scars resulting from field work are not to be penalized. Fault: Obesity.

For centuries, the Central Asian Shepherd Dog worked alone or together with several other dogs, without much intervention from the herdsmen, relying on its own intelligence and instincts to do its job. While these dogs are very devoted to their family members, they expect to be treated with respect. They are inclined to be suspicious of strange people or dogs. Central Asians are steady, even-tempered dogs who adjust well to change in their environment. When threatened, they react quickly and with complete seriousness. Central Asians are slow to mature and require extensive socialization and patient training techniques. This breed is hardy and able to adapt to a wide range of climates. Serious faults: Irritable, nervous or fearful dogs are to be severely penalized.


This is 18 month old male Anchar Akksakal, from kennel in USA "Alabaiusa" import from Ukraine,with the direct best pedigree lines from the most Famous and Legendary Alabai dogs from Turkmenistan: Tahmed, Gaplan, Abas, Akbai, Mosad, Kirizov's Babur, Red Elbars, Black and White Ekimen's, Ak-Ekimen -II, Karim (Aizenberg) and so on. Time is the true judge and the Turkmen Alabai, who passed his life test with credit, lasting for 5 thousand years, has proved it. In the context of the pedigree of the Middle Asian sheep dog, there are a lot of types of the dogs that is related to the natural habitat of the origin of the Asian is quite large. Alabaiusa are determined to have and to breed the powerful dog , but not overloaded, volumetric, but not raw, big, but not long legged, with well developed guarding qualities.

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