Central Asian Ovtcharka Breed

A powerful, protective, Russian work dog

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Central Asian Ovtcharka Breed Description

Life Expectancy
12-15 years
Learning Rate
Litter Size
5 to 12
Dogs: 121-176 pounds
Bitches: 88-143 pounds
Dogs: 27-32 inches
Bitches: 24-27 inches
Country of Origin
Central Asian republics of the former USSR
FCI Group II.: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
Other Names
Turkmen Alabai, Mid Asian Ovtcharka, Central Asian Shepherd dog, Asiatic Mastiff,
Central Asian Ovtcharka

The Central Asian Ovtcharka also known as the Central Asian Shepherd Dog, is a very large, muscular, powerful, Mastiff type dog.

Central Asian Ovtcharka dog

It’s a loyal and fearless dog with the ability to protect flock and family. It is a calm, independent dog breed. It makes a good family pet. This is not a breed for the timid owner; it needs firm obedience training.


Central Asian Ovtcharka dog

The Central Asian Ovtcharka is good with all members of their own family; however, it should be supervised with children.

Early socialization is a must for Central Asians. Outside the home it may try to dominate other dogs and is wary of strangers; it is a guardian and will act as such.

Central Asian Ovtcharka dog

It gets along with cats and other non-canine animals and other dogs, as long as the dog is not a threat to their charge. It likes to bark at night and this may present a problem if you have close neighbors.

This dog breed lived its life with the Family of Turkmen thus it is a family dog that wants and seeks interaction with daily life. This flock guardian is not for everyone; it needs an owner who understands the flock guard type and the temperament that comes along with it.


Central Asian Ovtcharka colors

White, black, black and white, brindle, red, gray, straw, tri-colored, black and tan.


Central Asian Ovtcharka coat

Two coat lengths; short and medium length, well developed undercoats.

Health Issuess

Health Issues

Hip and elbow dysplasia can be an issue due to their size. To help prevent the chance of hip or elbow dysplasia developing make sure your dog is on a healthy, well proportioned diet, and avoid excessive running and jumping while still a puppy as this can be hard on the developing joints. Be aware that due to their size they have an increased chance of bloat, leading to a twisted stomach. To minimize the risk of your Central Asian Ovtcharka developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Central Asian Ovtcharka from a reputable breeder.

Living Environment

The Central Asian Ovtcharka requires a large yard, the larger the better, with a fence. Small living conditions can lead to boredom and thus digging and chewing will be a problem. Even with lots of exercise this dog likes to be outdoors watching over its territory. It must have a securely fenced yard or it will expand its territory as far as it can.

Living environment

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