Village Dog West Asian

The West Asian Stray is a versatile and adaptive breed originating from West Asia, with a varied appearance and temperament due to their origin as stray dogs. They are intelligent, independent and territorial dogs, and can be loyal and protective of their families.

General details

The average weight of the breed can vary widely, but is generally in the range of 15 to 30 kilograms. In terms of height, they usually measure between 40 and 60 centimeters at the withers. The average life expectancy can range from 10 to 15 years. The breed is not recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

Breed history in brief

The West Asian Stray Dog has a history rooted in the West Asian region, where it has been part of local communities for centuries. These stray dogs have played roles as guardians and hunting companions, adapting to the changing conditions of their environment. Although they lack official recognition and defined breed standards, their loyalty, adaptability and instinctive abilities make them valuable companions and living reminders of the relationship between humans and dogs in West Asia.

Breed characteristics

The West Asian Stray has a varied appearance due to the lack of an established breed standard. However, in general, its head is proportionate and its eyes show intelligence and curiosity. The ears can be variable in shape and size, and its tail is usually medium or short in length, carried curled or hanging, depending on the individual. The coat of this breed can range from short and dense to long and thick. Coloration can also be diverse, with different color combinations and patterns. The temperament of the West Asian Street Dog is also diverse due to their origin as street dogs adapted to different environments. In general, they are intelligent, independent and territorial dogs. They can be protective of their family and territory, and some individuals may show a reserved or distrustful nature towards strangers. However, their temperament can vary significantly depending on their upbringing, socialization and individual experiences.

Common health problems

Information on the most common diseases in the West Asian Stray is very limited, it is not known to be prone to specific health problems. Even so, it is likely to be predisposed to some of the more common disorders in dogs such as hip dysplasia or cataracts.

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