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photo by Gsicard
The origin of Central Asian Shepherds was in Central Asia, as maybe you already guessed. They were kept by farmers in Russia, Afghanistan, and all those other countries that end with "stan" except for Pakistan. Mostly, the dogs were used for guarding livestock and sometimes also for the people's protection. Another thing that people used CAOs for was dog fighting. But the kind of dog fighting that was done in that area wasn't as violent and bloody as fighting with pitbulls. Usually, the dogs just wrestled until one showed that he was dominant, and then the other dog left the fight. Sometimes a submissive dog would leave before the fight even got started. In most cases, any injuries were pretty minor.
|RUS, RKF, NKP CH, CACIB|
Bayuri Shandi Amina,
18 months old
After Nicky saw and sniffed the CAO at VCA Mission, he told me that this would not be a good kind of dog for us to have in our house because it was take up too much space and eat too much of our dog food. I think he is right about this, so I am not going to ask Mom if we can have one!