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.