Alabai: characteristic of the breed
The name of the breed of these dogs came from the English language, but has not received wide dissemination among breeders. In our country alabais has long been known as Central Asian shepherds. Their closest relatives are the Mongolian shepherd dog and the Tibetan Mastiff, and this is due to the appearance of these dogs.
A long four thousand years in the territory from the Caspian sea to China and from southern Ural to Afghanistan and formed a breed Alabai. Characteristic of the breed is very interesting, as it is the result of a long "national selection". With precision it can be argued that the historical roots of the rocks penetrate deep into centuries, to the ancient dogs of Tibet, a powerful and fearless fighting dogs of Mesopotamia, as well as the best herding dogs of various nomadic tribes.
Can not boast of an easy life Alabai. Characteristic of the breed reflects many facts to prove it. As a herding dog, he fought with the predators. In such battles to stand only the strongest species. It was a tough natural selection. That is a fierce battle and contributed to the formation of such an external shape of a dog. Such a long experience of struggle had an impact on the character of these dogs.
Many experienced breeders have noted that this is a very proud dog. Can rightfully be proud of yourself Alabai. Characteristic of the breed includes such advantages as a strong body, impenetrable skin, strong nervous system, the ability to protect human rights. And all this is acquired over the millennia, the natural formations of the rock quality.
It is believed that the ancient alabais lived on the territory of Turkmenistan, and from there spread around the world. In this area they live relatively isolated, thanks to its geographical location and virtually do not mix with other breeds. What breed of "Turkmen alabay" is considered the most pure. From ancient times to the present Alabai Turkmen called a friend. In settlements they are used to perform guard functions. Most useful alabais in the pastures. They help herd the cattle and guard the shepherds and herds from predators. Of course it has its own features, the Turkmen Alabai. Characteristics of the breed, in addition to the basic qualities that includes increased endurance, easy portability changing weather conditions and low food. The most striking and very useful quality in the conditions of Turkmenistan is the ability of this dog to protect his master from snakes. With a deft movement Alabai grabs the snake and powerful jaws breaking her spine.
Security quality Alabai today recognized as the best and are the most popular. However, experienced trainers say that such qualities have not each dog. They are innate, genetically transmitted and are called workers. To assess the presence or degree of development of these qualities of the dog undergo special tests zootechnical nature. Another breed Alabai different limitless devotion. If need be, these dogs will follow at the end of the world for his master, and if the situation requires it, I will give my life.