Sheepdog Asian - a difficult breed
Alabai, or the average Asian Shepherd, is considered to be one of the oldest breeds in the world. Its age is about 8000 years. The original place of its breeding is Central Asia. For all this time, the Asian Shepherd breed has retained its functionality, excellent security and working qualities and an unchanged spectacular powerful appearance. In its historic homeland, its main purpose was to protect flocks, trade caravans and houses of wealthy individuals.
In today's world, the Asian Shepherd is still used to protect areas. In addition, the dog is distinguished by a balanced character and striking loyalty to children, both to the master and the stranger. This animal will never give its owner offense. Walking with such a dog guarantees your safety, since the dimensions of Alabai are impressive. At the same time in the family, the pet behaves unobtrusively, does not stick to the person, if he does not want to play with the dog now, but calmly accepts caresses and, if he wants, is ready to talk. Shepherd Asian with pleasure will accompany you on foot walk or even in a horse ride, because despite its size, differs speed and moves fast enough.
Alabai - a typical phlegmatic by temperament, so the assimilation of his commands is quite stable, and they do not have to be repeated every day. Also, such a warehouse of the character of the dog will appeal to those people who do not like active rest. In the person of the Central Asian, they will find an independent, intelligent individual who can assess the situation around him and intervene only if there is a real threat to the owner. Especially for Alabai aggression - only an instrument of intimidation of the enemy, but not the purpose of life. Of course, for the dog of this breed, the meaning of life in the host, in dealing with him, but at the same time she will be satisfied with the minimum time that you are ready to give her.
The content of Alabai
Asian sheepdog can be kept all year long on the street - it is very convenient if you are building this breed to protect suburban real estate. But it should be noted that it will require an enclosure for its maintenance. The room where the dog will live should be equipped with several features, for example, the door of the enclosure should open inside, otherwise the pet, rushing to you and happily piling on the door, easily zashibet you. Remember that Alabai easily overcomes a fence 2 meters high from the sitting position, so it is recommended to make a kind of visor along the perimeter so that the pet can not jump over the barrier. For the same purpose, it is recommended that the interior surface of the door be reinforced with tin - there were cases when the Central Asian crooked it and made a digging. An enclosure should be large enough that, if desired, the dog can run, play and dig. Do not forget to equip and the enclosed part of the enclosure, the so-called "bump" - a place where alabai can hide from the weather, there may be a booth. Dimensions booth for him - 1 mx 1 mx 1 m, the larger the space the dog warms his body can not warm. Floors and booths must necessarily be made of wood, and the enclosure can be built also of strong boards or bricks. If the Asian shepherd dog will not be kept there, fence off the territory for another individual with a blank wall.