Central Asian Ovtcharka

Central Asian Shepherd Dog closeup portrait on a white background

Dog Description

The Central Asian Ovtcharka (CAO) is a Large strong musculature dog by appearance. Ears and tails are cropped at an early age to help with the dogs ability to fight off predators. Which they have done for centuries...The CAO is a loyal, fearless dog with the ability to protect flock and family.

Dog Size:
Female Height:
24 - 32 inches
Male Weight
90 - 175 lbs
Female Weight:
90 - 175 lbs
White, Black, Black& White, Brindle, Red, Gray, Straw, Tri-colored, Black and Tan
Dog Coat Type:
Two coat lengths; short and medium length, well developed undercoats
Calm, protective, dog dominant, active defense drive
With Children:
Protective around families children, children who are strangers should be supervised
With Pets:
Can be aggressive
Special Skills:
Predator control dog
Very High
Very High
Care Info:
Low maintenance for coat
Training Info:
Early socialization and basis obedience is a must.
Learning Rate: Moderate independent
Learning Rate:
Living Environment Info:
A fenced yard is a must. Only strong-willed alpha
owners should own this breed.. They prefer to live outdoors but adapt well to indoor living
Health Issues Info:
Hip and elbow dysplasia
Life Span:
12 - 15 years
Litter Size:
Central Asian Republics
History Info:
This 4,000 year old Mastiff has survived threw the Centuries
with skills of a Hunter, unsurpassed protector and friend to the people of Central Asia. Evidence has dated this breed to Before Christ when dogs were created to fend off predators from the Shepherds Sheep. Modern writings of this dog dates back to over 100 years ago in a Book History of the Mastiff by Wynn

Central Asian Ovtcharka Books