The Central Asian Shepherd, Central Asian Ovcharka or Alabai is not a breed for the faint of heart. If you have never owned a dog before, or if you owned something like a Poodle, you should probably not attempt to own this breed. They can be quite a handful, not in terms of energy, but in terms of sheer size and power. If not properly trained and handled, they could develop very aggressive and violent tendencies, putting others around you at risk. Other then others the dog it self would suffer if gets in the hands of a wrong person and in many cases would end up in the Animal Shelther where in most cases it will be put down without a chanse of adoption.
Once you bring your dog home, you will have to immediately start socializing him/her and teaching him /her some basic obedience. All Central Asian Dogs will view strange people and dogs as threats initially, but with the proper socialization, they can learn not to feel overly threatened and merely act in a watch dog capacity. CAS do not need any training whatsoever to guard their families and homes; this is so inbred that it is instinct.Don't expect your CAS to do any kind of tricks. The CAS is a very intelligent ,thinking and independent dog and considers him/her self an integral, equal part of the family. He will behave that if he has a very important job to perform and cannot be bothered with tricks to run after a ball or bring you slippers.They love their human family and will not hesitate to lay down their lives to protect them.
Turkmen dog - Alabai is a beautiful and courageous animal. For many centuries it has helped Turkmen shepherds to safeguard flocks of cattle in heavy conditions of sandy desert. This magnificent dog can not be confused with one other breed. Strong, well built Alabai is fascinating in its nobleness of movements, confidence and calmness. But anyone who has seen this fighter struggles with a predator will never part with his Alabai... Now Turkmen wolfhound has a lot of friends and admirers all over the world. It is a fact that this breed has been created by genetic selection. From time immemorial shepherds selecting set dogs to fight. They kept the winner. In fact, they needed a courageous fighter capable of protecting a flock of sheep. Even today during dogfights experts evaluate its hind and fore legs positioning, width and the upper part of chest, waist strength, steep ribs and long false ribs."A wolfhound should have a strong short neck - they say - a massive heavy head with smooth transition from forehead to muzzle similar to a polar bear's". All these qualities of the breed representative are fixed only on a ring during dogfights. Today Alabai is treasured not only by the people but also by all who has grown fond of these animals and highly appreciates this courageous protector and friend.
Using a mirror, we do not exclude, that it can be curved, and on the other hand, remember: " there is nothing to expostulate on a mirror... "? But anyhow, 247 people answering questions of the questionnaire about " Most loved breed of the dog " have mentioned the German shepherd 1022 times, the Caucasian sheep-dog of 387 times and the Central Asian sheep-dog 233. On one hand it can be caused still by small acquaintance of general public to this breed. Thus the Central Asian sheep-dog was never mentioned as the "most trained, silly " breed for city, for gentle persons and the "most"emotional breed. The Central Asian sheep-dog was mentioned as the sharpest, artful, friendly, fashionable, perspective breed, breed for older persons, for the businessman, for family with the child, for the president, as a dog who happens to be more clever then the owner, intelligent, sexy breed, breed as a hobby, sad breed and breed for all occasions. Less often than the Caucasian sheep-dog, the Central Asian sheep-dog mentioned as the "most harmful breed on character, beautiful, malicious, irritable, as breed for the present of the man, for the racketeer, for rich, as the "most" difficult breed, as breed for masterful men, for rigid people, as "bodyguard" breed, igoistic breed, complex(difficult) at the maintenance(contents) and independent breed. Also it has appeared, that from the point of view of the film-logic inhabitant the Central Asian sheep-dog is very malicious, obstinate, independent, difficult, dangerous, but perspective enough breed for imperious and rigid (not severe!) men and racketeers. Which, however, love much more than the Caucasian sheep-dog and dream to have them more often.
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