Central Asian Shepherd Dog

Working Group – AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS)

Photos courtesy of  Fox Fire Farms

The Central Asian Shepherd Dog, also known as the Central Asian Ovtcharka, is a fearless guardian dog that will not back down.  It requires a strong Alpha owner who is familiar with “flock guardianship”.  They mix well with family and enjoy a daily family interaction.  They should be supervised when with children.  They get along with other dogs and cats as long as the other animal acknowledges the “position” of the Central Asian.  Shedding is a once a year “fur storm”, usually in the spring when more grooming is necessary.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Dense coat Minimal Needs a strong Alpha owner who understands flock guardianship.  Plenty of exercise.


Relevant Web Sites


AKC Breed Profile

Central Asian Shepherd Society of America

We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.

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