Central Asian Shepherd

Large Size

Fluff monster

Not good for first time owners

One of the oldest breeds, this Molosser type has been guarding livestock and families across central Asia for more than 5,000 years.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Very few! Unless you need your camels protecting from wild predators in the middle of the Kyzylkum desert, this breed isn't for you!

Not the best for ...

Pet homes. Full-stop.

Aliases

Alabai

Cross between

None

Origin

Russian Federation

Size

Large
Large - but would still fit in a small car

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Fluff monster
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

HOW IT WORKS

The first step in responsible dog ownership

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