Kurdish Shepherd Dog

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Kurdish Dog Breed History :

The Assyrian Shepherd Dog (Other name, Kurdish Dog Shepherd, Pshdar dog) his history goes back more than 6000 years. It is an ancient breed having been used for thousands of years in Asia Minor in the fights and for animal protection. His ancestors were connected with the mastiffs mentioned in the Assyrian art. Kurdish Breeders Club Pshdar states that ancient Assyrians and Babylonians bred them for protection against wild animals, particularly lions and tigers, later on these dogs guarded herds of cattle and dwellings of the shepherds against wolves, bears and jackals.

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Since the days of Babylon, the large, powerful dogs with the massive heads were living on the Kurdistan region. They were used as fighting dogs in the battles, as well as for hunting large animals, even lions and wild horses. This interesting scenes are depicted on the well-preserved Assyrian bas-reliefs, presented at the British Museum in London. This horse-sized dog is quite scary looking, but it is friendly towards humans and loyal to its owners. Audacious historians suppose that the breed has existed since 1000 BC. There are many legends about its origins, but according to the most interesting one, it was bred by the Babylonians and the Assyrians as a guard dog and it could defeat even a lion. Another legend claims that the first Assyrian shepherd on the territory of what is now modern Kurdistan. To most of the Assyrians known As (Pshdar Dog)Kurdish Dog Shepherd also , life doesn't offer lions against which to measure their strength, so their daily existence is spent in guarding sheep herds or homes. They are considered to be one of the best "service" breeds in the world. They are in black,gray,sandy,red and white coats colors and they have wrinkle face with loose and soft skin. They also have a huge dewlap and soft ears in same body color.

Kurdish Dogs Body Anatomy in form of fish :
This mean have a Wide chest and narrow waist.
The body strength is a main feature of Pshdar Dogs These Dogs were used by the Assyrian military and their kings like the Great King "Ashurbanipal" to hunt and take down large predators like the Lions and the Tigers. They were used in the lion hunt tour by the Kings and the Soldiers. The Assyrian shepherd is built tough to do a tough job. It is a large, powerful, rugged dog, having both great agility and endurance. It has good bone and a large head. Its gait is powerful, smooth and fluid. Its coat consists of a thick undercoat and an outer coat that ranges from short (about 1 inch) to rough (about 4 inches), slightly longer around the neck and mane. Its expression is intelligent, and the general impression it gives is one of a bold yet calm protector. This is a serious dog, devoted to its family and its duty as family protector. At the same time, it is laid back-and easygoing, never on the lookout for trouble. It is suspicious of strangers and is territorial. It is good with children, but it may not be playful enough to satisfy children's desires. As a serious watchdog, it tends to bark a lot when its suspicions are aroused. In his homeland The Assyrian Shepherd Dog (Pshdar Dog)was not only grazing the cattle, but also he was guarding the flock, .
The Assyrian Shepherd Dog quickly learns, he is faithful and affectionate with his owner, close friends of the family and children. Strangers should be carefully presented to this dog. To achieve the proper social behavior, the Assyrian Shepherd puppies should be introduced to different people and animals from the early age. Now the Assyrian Shepherd(Kurdish Pshdar Dog) is getting more and more popular in Europe and America, where people purchase this Shepherds as companion dogs or guards of the properties. Their popularity outside of their homeland in the last ten years has been steadily increasing
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