Does anyone know some good breedings of this type of dog. I want to start set my own growing, and looking for dogs and some information websites, magazines everythink you can tell me. Tahnks All, and Happy New Year
I have heard that Central Asian Ovtcharka are rather peacefull dogs, of course it's depend on upbringing. When i saw first time puppies of this type a fall in love, the young dogs of that looks like small sheeps. Wonderfuul!
i took this of an information page: The Caucasian Mountain is strong-minded, well-balanced, and even-tempered. They are territorial and suspicious of strangers, and will protect their flock, family, and property from danger--real or perceived--with lightning-quick speed. The breed is said to have an uncanny ability to discriminate between true threat and benign interference. In other words, the Caucasian Mountain Dog is able to exercise good judgment provided he has been given the proper socialization, training, and experience on which to base this judgment.
I have had experience with the central asain ovtacharka AKA caucasian moutain dog. What is said above is a nice way of putting things. these dogs are extremely aggressive in nature. showing signs of aggression at only 4 weeks old. they are massive and hard to train. some people sell them as personal protection dogs. they could not be more wrong. the caucasian moutain dog does guard but under it's terms not the handlers. I have not seen or heard of a moutain dog which can discrimante between threat and innocent by stander. this is my opinion the most dangerous canine on the face of the earth. they do have a function as being a flock guarding dog (which they were breed for) against fierce predators. but these working dogs live with minimal human contact. If there is a dog that is more contoversial than a pitbull the caucasian mountain dog or central asian ovtacharka which ever name you prefer is it.
***Edited By: gunny on 12/24/2004 2:35:56 PM*** Reason: spelling error
gunny i couldn't agree with you more. i have read and met several ovchartka's and they are not good by any stretch of the imagination. now there are several differnt types of ovchartkas and 1 specific one is used in russia as a k9 officer. that may very well be the russian ovchartka, but i cannot be sure of that. 1 woman on my asd list owns a caucasian ovchartka and uses her as a assistance dog. i have never spoken with her in great lengths about the dogs actual job with her but she lives in new york in an apartment building with the co and an anatolian who she is trying to train to take the co's place. the fireball personality these dogs have is not an over exxagerated statement. they are not the cute little teddy bear dogs they look like. i would be very wary of who you choose as a breeder. some breeds are better left doing the jobs they were bred to do and not made into a pet.
as a side note, gunny, i have been reading some very disturbing things regarding the fila's attitude also. i have been waiting for you to come on here so i could ask you. i have read that a fila can be disqualiffied from the show ring if it doesn't try to bite the judge as the judge examines it. because that would sho improper temperament for a fila. i have also heard that it is not easy to socialize these dogs to strangers. meaning that no matter how much you socialize this breed there comes a time in its life where strangers are no longer tolerated, even if you give the okay. i hope that does not turn out to be the case with your moose. they said the filas bond very strongly to their owners and family and take protecting them to the extreme.
Scout.. I have just returned from fresno from a short trip. There i went and saw some Pedigreed Filas. To my suprise my boy moose may have fila in him but he is not a purebred. we are making an educated guess on the breeds in him and the most logical to us is lab/fila. The breeder we saw agrees but who knows. he is just a good dog. he is considerable smaller than a pure breed fila. I know what you are thinking...lol. these dogs were huge. we met two a 8 mos old male and his 5 y/o momma. momma was social with us but not moose. the boy was extremely docile and friendly. we have also heard these dogs can be hard to handle and be aggressive. I am sorry to hear about the show ring's standard. my understanding is that they do not bite..well at least hard. they are supposed tyo be soft mouthed that is why they used them to chase slaves. lab would explain many things about moose good temperment and love for water. smaller build. but we can defintly see the mastiff side of the fila and blood hound side of him. on another note we let moose try to heard some sheep he did great. he rounded them up and had them pinned in seconds. gunny on the other got head butted and his ears went back and didn't even want any more of that.
oh poor gunny. i hope the sheep weren't too rough on him. when i took scout for her temp. test there was a fila there. they were hanging out around my car so i could hear what they were saying and they were talking about the test we were about to take and the temp. test that was specifically designed with the fila in mind and they were talking about how aggressive their dogs were and others at the show and how they had to tie them to a tree and test their aggressiveness that way to keep the aggressor safe from the dog. it kinda blew my mind. i can't imagine owning a dog like that for a pet. but from what i have also heard they are awesome family dogs. i like a little protectiveness but not full out aggressiveness. the one fila i saw at the show was not very big. he probably weighed as much as a mastiff but he was not as tall as one. i would think moose would have been bigger then this guy LOL. i am glad that moose is a wonderful dog for you guys. he certainly is a very handsome boy and sounds like such a love. be sure to give all of them a merry christmas hug from me :)
have a great holiday and give my best to your family , human and fur alike :)
You have gotten some good info so far. Researching the breed extensively, and then researching some more is a priority. Here is a good link to Foxfire Farms that has tons of breed info, why you should and why you shouldn't buy a cas, buyer guide, etc...
If you are intrested in Central Asian Ovtcharka go to our website http://cao.prv.pl. If you want more information about our dogs contact us, in our site you can achive contact information. Happy New Year too all dogs owners!.
asiat funny how you come on here and ask anyone if they know of a good breeder and then come back as premium to advertise your dogs. your ip and that of premiums are the same. i am getting tired of people playing games with us on this site. continuing to do so , asiat/premium, will result in having your posts deleted.