"Asian", "Alabai", " the Central Asian sheep-dog "
Under these names ,we have got used to perceive the breed of these dogs, which have been taken out once from far Central Asia. Unfortunately, the name fixed by the standard creates incorrect representation about breed. Among experts disputes do not cease: whether to consider in general the Central Asian sheep-dog as breed or group of breeds which the Soviet cynologists have precipitately united once in one. In fact in each country or even the separate district entering into Average (Central) Asia, the dogs helping shepherds to protect a flock, know at all under a name " the Central Asian sheep-dog ". In Kirghizia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan e.t.c. But the one who saw these dogs in places of their prime dwelling, never will confuse "Turkmen" and "Tadjik". If to explain accessible language is as for us Japanese and Chinese on one person though the difference is obvious to them. We just wish to acquaint the reader with one of these breeds, namely Turkmen Alabai or as it still often name on its direct applicability, a Turkmen wolfhound. In Turkmenistan Alabai is declared as national property and it is forbidden to export from the country.By the order of the government for Turkmen TV recently made a film about these dogs. Turkmen's are proud of Good Alabai, as they are proud of their stallions, and never for any money will not sell to a stranger.This ancient breed which has kept the shape practically constant up to now, the proud sight, executed wisdom. In it there is nothing artificial, created by the person to please to a fashion. It - embodiment of the Force, capable to resist to a severe reality of a life.
Therefore a word "sheep-dog" radically incorrect: it is not a dog living with sheep flock and guards the sheep on a command of the shepherd. He/she is a wolfhound, dog, independently making the decision, capable to drive away wolves, to protect the owner and his property. The main criterion of selection skill is to conduct fights for dogs if the dog is not capable to stand up for itself , then it has no right to be a flock protector - and and this understanding in Turkmenistan still stands . In Turkmenistan tests fights are done each year, the best Alabai dogs from different corners of the country brought there. Who saw these tournaments, will agree, that they cardinally differ from so-called " the dog fights ". It is more likely similar to a knightly duel or fighting dance where wins strong spirit. Such rigid selection during many generations and daily struggle for a survival promoted creation of that courageous and legendary shape of Alabai which we see today. By new paragraph are entered in history and family trees of many dogs, names of champions Turkmenistan on fights: Kara Kele, White and Black Ekemen, the Polar bear, Акusha, etc. The huge pleasure is delivered when one has contact with these dogs. Each time you learn something new of their mysterious "Asian" soul, being amazed with their remarkable intelligence. Ability to be content, ability to withstand heat and a cold, quickly adapt in various conditions, and also the sound health and the counterbalanced character is only a little bit of those qualities which can win your heart. But it is necessary to remember, that strong do not suffer weakness.
Therefore we never shall recommend to get a wolfhound to diffident people, elderly or to children as a dog-partner.
The soldier cannot be babysitter. It demands a firm hand and strong will. Only equal or stronger spirit can estimate all beauty and power of this ancient breed.
Magazine " Your dog business ",
№61,2005 ., Page.23-27
Paul Leshchineky: What is your impressions about exhibition ЕСВВ
Frida Bolkunova: Each exhibition is an
event for me. Though I many years work as the expert, each arrival
to Ukraine opens something new. It would be desirable to note, that
I judged rings in many cities, but last exhibition ЕСВВ in Kiev,
undoubtedly, has left the strongest both indelible impression! And
the most important, that Ukrainian breeders become on a proper way
of progress of a Turkmen wolfhound...
P.L.: What does the proper way of progress of
this dog mean?
F.B.: It is a harmonious way of
development - both the ex-terrier, and working qualities, and
behavioral functions. The first places magnificent animals which
corresponded to type, have borrowed constitutions, to behavior. All
it testifies to harmony of a dog, and I have been pleasantly
surprised, that now in Ukraine there were so many good
P.L.: What do you tell about the organization
of an exhibition?
F.B.: the Exhibition in which participated over
hundred fifty wolfhounds, has been organized reasonably well and at
a high professional level. Original "highlight" of an exhibition
became concept of customs of Turkmen people. In ring specially
designed to such show shepherds (the young actors changed clothes
for national clothes - Nikita Arhiereev and Denis Leschinsky)
started up dogs in an indicative duel! For many attendees this
testing was the first acquaintance to wolfhounds what they are (by
the way, surprisingly precise name to it show organizers
"VOLKODAV-2004") have thought up. I, certainly, have with the great
pleasure agreed to comment on an event in a ring, trying as it is
possible to stop in greater detail on descriptions of traditions,
including " the dog fights ", clothes, etc. In general it is
convinced, that knowledge of a dog should begin with studying
customs and customs of that people, whence there is a dog. When for
the person people, its originality, its shower if it is possible so
to be expressed then it is capable to understand how it, i.e. people
opens, communicates and copes with animals, what features of its
managing. The only way it is possible to understand
character of a dog, to learn to address with it!
P.L.: You have mentioned pedigree testing
wolfhounds. Such duels are how much necessary, whether is valid they
are safe for dogs - your opinion?
F.B.: You have outstripped me, I
just intended to pass to conversation on pedigree testing.
Certainly, and, first of all, is a centuries-old tradition of
Turkmen people. Very good word - "testing" which full enough
displays an essence of it zoothechnical actions - checks of nervous
system of dogs is found, in my opinion. In Turkmenistan it name "
the dog fights ". Fights present sharply differ from fights of the
past. Basically the shepherds who are an expert in dogs earlier
gathered, is thin wolfhounds understanding character. And nowadays
people rather far from Shepard trades pitted dogs. Therefore
all more often on fights is present only passion and a victory at
any cost. It is no wonder, that the world community tries to forbid
similar shows. No, it is necessary to follow ancient
P.L.: Why shepherds pitted dogs?
F.B.: Yes ,because to check
nervous system. The skilled eye of the shepherd noticed all merits
and demerits of a wolfhound during a duel. On fights the shepherd
made the choice - whether it is possible to take this or that dog
with itself in a floor for work for protection of the flock.
Without such check of dogs on "professional usefulness" work and a
life in a flock is inconceivable. A dog - eyes and ears of the
shepherd, but not only it was important for the Turkmen. The main
thing is, what kind of heart this dog has!
P.L.: Explain more in detail, what it
F.B.: With us it happens this
way, that the small or fine dog will fight before loss of the life
only to protect the person. But together with it such concept, as
the ex-terrier comes. I.e. if the dog has the big heart, strong
spirit, but thus it is fine, small or has any errors in the
ex-terrier, it will be more difficult to it to work in a flock, to
go for it (for example, wrong front and rear legs
complicates movement) The Dog should have good legs to keep up
with a flock. But thus there is no necessity to force to run a dog
improbable distances - up to twenty-thirty kilometers. Being in a
working zone, it never runs on such distances, and basically lays.
Only a minute of danger the wolfhound "blows up" and runs gallop.
Runs on the wolf or the jackal to drive away it and at once to
return on the place. The wolfhound absolutely does not have business
up to this wolf, it is important to banish only it from the ""
territory. Sometimes for such behavior of Alabais , joking,
call "woulfchasers".You imagine, how the loaded dog, i.e. with very
powerful skeleton, paws 17-17.5 centimeters, heavy muscles can "blow
up"? What can it do in the field? -NOTHING! It will not run ten
meters! No, good skeleton is necessary to certainly, Turkmen
wolfhound, but thus the "dry" not loaded muscles! You know,
why these dogs attract people involved they
are honest, incorruptible, fair and noble! Force and courage
of wolfhounds bribe the greatness! These qualities unmatched
with dogs of other breeds! Testing it is necessary for the sake of
preservation of instincts. Protection of the territory, service to
the PERSON - isn't it enough of motivation for a
P.L.: By the way, about motivation of dogs
F.B.: I already spoke about it . The motivation
is a preservation, fastening of instincts, namely:- First,
protection of the territory;- Secondly, the raised malice to
predators and to similar, at the same time, full absence those in
relation to the person. In the third, by virtue of the intelligence,
yes-yes intelligence, understanding of a wolfhound of
that testing is only has sports character! For
example, fights with their own kind in a court yard are
battles for " a place under the sun ". They more disputed, spiteful
and uncompromising! So it is impossible to suppose, that dogs
fought in a court yard (apply the separate maintenance,
walk them at various times day, etc.). Antoine De Sent
Ekzuperi has written once: " We in the answer for those whom
have tamed ". If you have tamed our dogs, methods and rules of
cultivation, training and testing of these dogs should pass how it
is done at us. Let today the wolfhound at you protects the house and
a court yard, but to train it as the murderer - criminally so - it
is inadmissible! Education of the aggressive attitude to the person
leads to pitiable results - dogs, as a rule, turn against owners!
P.L.: And how then to train a
F.B.:This dog - territorial, you
want it or not. If it ten days will be fed on the same territories,
eventually, will understand, that it and is its house. In this case
a wolfhound it is obligatory can and begins to protect it without
any training. In Turkmenistan we do not train dogs, but
they superbly protect territory! Try somebody to get into my
court yard... I did not train the dog, but in fact it loves me, my
family, my house and my court yard loves. It lives in this court
yard, at last, and therefore will always protect it!
P L.: How then it should react towards total
the person it should not be such spiteful though in the potential it
is a spiteful dog.
Turkmen's who conducted a nomadic way of
life, had no limited spaces - court yard, and displayed the tents
among plains directly open-air. Dogs marked the territory and did
not start up there strangers! At the same time people could move
freely. To the person was to vote enough, that the dog has learned,
that it is the neighbor, and, fence, it is not necessary to
bark and furthermore to attack.
P.L.: You often speak about a Turkmen wolfhound as
about an essence reasonable? Whether there were in your life cases
which would confirm this idea?
FB.: This breed is
extremely intellectual and do not trust those who speaks,that it
can be trained easily and simply. The dog in Turkmenistan
lives near to the person, and its life proceeds at very poor
dialogue with it. The mistress has left in a court yard, has
submitted meal... The Dog is very grateful for it. It goes to the
mistress, low having lowered a head, wagging all body, as though
showing the kind, how much it is grateful to the mistress. And that
even can not look at it! The Some people accept such behavior
of an animal for humiliation... But I consider, that this dog loves
immensely the owner, honors the person for all and on a life
will be to it grateful Wolfhounds in Turkmenistan to
occur in a court yard. Owners do not have such habit, as combing and
a hairstyle of dogs, tender petting and hugging , and,
especially, kissing the favorites. At us such is not present.
At the same time, there is no also another - the humiliating
attitude to a dog. Anybody and never will tell anything bad about it
- be itself Ак-Gush, any domestic or flock a dog. I had such
case - One time one of my bitches was giving birth . They were
very heavy and proceeded already about two day! I was strongly
exhausted and have invited in the help "human" gynecologist
which has put it a dropper and in general - was accepted to business
with professional determination. At Mohammed Sajunova (so called the
doctor) all has really left well. Soon I have heard, as it has said:
" It has given birth to last puppy! " It is necessary to tell, that
this dog to me was extremely dear is mine Акbay ,my
favorite Babasya !I experienced nerves as if
my daughter gave birth. Therefore, when the doctor so has told,
there has come any relaxation or still something - not known, at me
the head (health at me not absolutely excellent) has begun to spin
and, having lost consciousness, I have crashed down on a floor
directly under a chair! Except for the doctor in the house there was
my sister Lilja and the working woman of club Galina. They have
instantly rushed to me. But before them, having thrown the newborn
children, having dumped from itself a dropper, has rushed to me...
Mine Аkbay! Then they told me (as I have told you - I
was without consciousness), that when Аkbay have run up to me,
it has begun to roar on them , having stopped them ,then began to
lick my face. It did not help, and I still laid motionlessly. Then
she began to bite slightly my cheeks , and... I have regained
consciousness! Gradually began to come to the senses. Having seen
that , I have started talking: " Akbaushka , leave, what you want? "
I don't not understand, what occurs, I am in such
And I Акbay, having convinced, apparently, that with me all ok ,
instantly became mild and has escaped to the puppies . Having
returned to puppies, she began to lick carefully them, has
accurately laid down on a place. Only after that both the doctor,
and my sister, and Galina could approach to me for first-aid
treatment (as it has appeared, at me has sharply risen pressure).
When they told all that ... (Here Farida has
sharply broken off, as if something has got
stuck in her throat. Tears dimmed eyes. We sat silently
and motionlessly, trying to not look at each other.
Then, suddenly, having made a deep and heavy sigh, it has
continued). Basically she has brought me back and, has
probably rescued my life. Many years have passed ,
but I cannot recollect this case without tears.
Other case. Before a trip to Ukraine Ак-Gush overate
on bones ("kind" people have thrown through a fence when the
Gipsy - owner Ak-Gusha - was not the at home) and at it in
intestines stones were formed. Well here, we come to Donetsk. It is
necessary to tell, that a dog had bleeding for two
days and there was no possibility to get him to help. In
such condition Ак-Gush spends the hardest duel with local
Estuary (eyewitnesses remember, that then only because of a trauma
the Estuary has not left on the second round). During the test all
shouted: " Blood! Blood! " Blood flew from anal opening , and
Ак-Gush from time to time sat down, as he wished to
descend in a toilet. During any moment it with such entreaty has
looked to me in eyes, that it seemed to me, I hear its request. I
speak: " It hesitates to descend to the toilet, because
he is not alone here ! It is a shame to him ! " And people don't
believe me , do not understand, that these dogs know, that such it
is a shame. When the doctor has come and without a muzzle could
assist him , everyone have been simply amazed. I after such cases
think, that if there is a resurrection after life of souls
these dogs necessarily become people.
P.L.: In conclusion, what would you like to
wish our readers?
F.B.: First of all I would like to wish magazine of a recumbent that the
circle of the interested readers extended that it has left in
weights, it first. Secondly, it would be desirable "DB" to see on
pages of even more clauses about wolfhounds and whenever possible
more information from the countries of dwelling of these dogs, i.e.
Turkmenistan , Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirghizia and
Tajikistan. I believe that you should receive knowledge
from primary sources if, certainly, really wish to learn all about
WOLFHOUNDS and WHO THEY Really
F.I.Bolkunovoj's exclusive interview to magazine "
ASKA", given after a mono pedigree exhibition in Sergiev Posad
where Farida Ismailovna examined dogs of breed Central Asian
Igor Semenov: Farida, I would
like to learn all over again when you were going to go to Russia,
your sensations, what you waited for?
F.B.:The basic purpose from which I went to
Russia – not distribution of prizes. It was interesting to me to
examine a livestock and to note good dogs for cultivation.
Certainly, I understand, that this exhibition, maybe, will not be
reflected in any way in breeding cultivation because a number of
other exhibitions will be covered there and then with its results,
and dogs all the same will receive the "Perfect". Nevertheless, I
hoped, that probably I will manage to shift any stone. With such
ideas I also went here. The Most important – I wished to state the
point of view to what it is necessary to endeavor that is necessary
for breed and as it is better for making. Therefore I was ready to a
uncooperative altitude to myself. But it is ready and to that I
shall try something to make for breed. With such ideas I came
to Russian exhibition.
I.S..: What your impression about a livestock
which you have seen at an exhibition?
F.B.: The Livestock so polytypic! About some
dogs it's difficult to tell, whether they concern to one breed. I.e.
such differential types of dogs in breed suggests that not
everything is all right with cultivation. On the other hand, it is
pleasant, that many owners of nurseries by themselves in the small
facilities create a good livestock of the same dogs. Preparing
I have decided for myself , that I shall rigidly judge
male dogs and not so rigid, more loyally, -bitches . Why?
I shall share the reasons, though I do not think, that
everyone will run and will start to do how I want them to do. I
consider, that to a dog of the requirement should be shown very
rigid. At the same time bitches is simply typical «Asiatochka»,
that can give a good livestock. From these reasons I am
very strictly judgmental to males and much softer to
bitches. And still I wish to tell, that when you put a dog on
the first place and you give KCHK, SS and so forth he or she
should be a magnificent dog with all pedigree attributes.
Magnificent head, general harmony, and such, would seem "fine"
pedigree attributes, on which many very often at all do not pay
attention - correctly planted ears, a good lip, powerful nose
bridge, fullness under eyes, a powerful bottom jaw, construction of
a shoulder, movement. I.S.: Now it would be desirable to clear a
situation that has occurred at an exhibition ?
I.S.: Now it would be desirable to clear a
situation that has occurred at an exhibition
F.B.: Igor, I tell you
this: I am the person without claims. I bear the faith on
"Asians" and I bear it … People want – listen, do not want – do not
listen. It is impossible to force something to impose to the person.
When I worked in a ring I saw, how many looked at me,
photographed me. For example, on one dog I showed, what
type of lip should be. On her upper lip looked like a
"pancake". I have tightened it, characteristic "pocket" for the
Central Asian sheep-dog was formed. So even T.M. Ivanov began to
remove it there and then. I.e. people like to receive the
information, it is interesting to people – no one ever
gave them such information. People like to receive
information, they want to be educated. Who wants to listen, will
listen without any ambitions ,others will say "Who is Farida
anyway, some village lady, what does she know anyway?" So the only
thing I may say to The others – accept me , as you want! But I wish
to say, that no one should never threaten me, I was never
afraid of nobody, and I never be afraid of nobody. I am afraid
only of the God. The rest to me is not terrible. What can you do to
me? Kill me? Then kill. Beat me up? I shall
I.S.: What would you like to
tell those people, that come to the exhibitions and love these dogs
as much as you do, they have their own love for these dogs, maybe
they don't know or don't understand as much, but they are
F.B.: The expert – does not mean yet
the professional because and among experts there are a lot of
layman's. They have created to themselves a speculative image of a
dog and follow it. But in fact it is necessary to plant a dog not
that which is pleasant to me or someone, and that which corresponds
to the standard. And still, more than to the standard – work. I.e.
all is explainable. For example, I was at exhibition as
the spectator, an the expert that was standing next to me said: « I
like thin lip in a bitch ». It's like stroked me
on the head:« You the expert! The expert who judges all
breeds, and you saying that? » It was terrible to hear
that. What difference does it make that YOU like a
thin lip? Perhaps, you will cut out lips in general , maybe
you in general like a dog with a grin ? But in fact the lip is
very important at work. If it will be a thin lip , moreover hanging
down downwards and if this dog will start to fight with the wolf
(and as they fight with wolves, with jackals, with hyenas) such lip
will be constantly bitten by a canine. Such dog cannot work.
Make a conclusion, it not because I like a thick dense lip. Simply
such it is necessary for a dog. Why I speak, what greater ear bowls
are inconvenient? Because, the wind which overtakes huge barchans,
will blow sand in these ears. It is not necessary to cut
hair on ears – they too protect a dog from the same sand. Why the
dog should have small eyes, instead of protruding ? Besides owing to
an indispensability. The powerful bottom jaw is indispensable at
struggle. Why angles as in the German
shepherd are not necessary ? Because the dog with such angles
cannot work, it will constantly sit down. Why the short, strong
waist is necessary to a dog? Because the dog with an aspen
waist cannot work and pull the opponent out during a duel with whole
body. Any of the Asian exteriors has a rational
explanation. I speak about it already for many years, but only the
few seriously pay attention to that. To get a dog
snub-nosed with bulging eyes full of the blood, the drooped
centuries and enormous auricles much easier and to explain to
everything, that it is remarkable, as a head of its enormous volume.
So is much easier! You think, I it have guessed all? No, it is
necessary to study. To study constantly! Yes, I read the
literature, I make conclusions, but I learn much from people, from
dog breeders. I often go on flocks. And constantly I study. Why the
dog should have a deep thorax, moreover and long. Yes because in
such thorax there should be a place for the volumetric lungs
necessary for a dog for normal breath during fight. Or how the dog
does grip? If the dog takes grip a full mouth to it often happens
difficultly to breathe, therefore many dogs take "sideways", i.e.
one party, and with opposite open that "pocket" about which I spoke
above and breathe. And present, if the lip long and hanging down the
pocket is not present and to breathe begins much more difficultly.
Once again I shall repeat: in this dog all is functional. It is
just necessary, loving this breed to think and comprehend,
what for I plant to do with this breed. Some people only
concerned on receiving: the first place, CAC, CACIB, КCHК, the
champion … … and «Big Bucks» And that's all. As it is
impossible to treat this dog like that ! Just , think,
what for does it exist in this world? Not for the same
that KCHK you to earn, but for work! I do not speak about
fights, - even for protection of a court yard the good working dog
harmoniously combining mentality and the ex-terrier is
I.S.: Are you going to lead an
exhibition again? And how much it is necessary?
F.B.: It is necessary. But,
unfortunately, we had the chief of club a person who now, as a
matter of fact, does not work, and sits under authority of high
ranks. Therefore all has decayed. But we hope for acts of the
new President. He/she is very reasonable person.
I.S.: Big thanks
F.B.: You are welcome, it's really not a big
deal. I only hope this will help people to understand more.
THE TESTS OF WOLFHOUNDS ARE THEY
NECESSARY FOR THE SELECTION ?
(from the interview Of Geldy Kurbanovicha Kyarizova)
- Combat of
wolfhounds… For what reason they test these beautiful and
strong dogs,many ask. So is it really necessary these
struggles in our industrial century? Aren't we
cultivating cruelty, which we have as is
in life, and on the television screens. Lets protect
these thoroughbred dogs from the every kind of troubles . Thus, we
will preserve present Turkmen sheep dog… Is it possible to agree
with this opinion? Whether that is correct, with respect to
Turkmen wolfhound? What it nevertheless must be? You are dog
specialist, the judge of international category. How you will answer
- The dog, not capable of stand for itself, does not have
the right to be with the flock- it was thought this way by
Turkmenian shepherds and still is. Many hundreds years Garagumov
herdsmen conduct the selection of wolfhounds for the protection of
flock, at first glance it is strange and severe manner -
pitting them. Tests are usually carried out by spring
and in autumn during hair-cutting of sheep and they are not simply
entertainment in the lonely life of shepherd, but by main component
in the selection of the animals, that are used for the protection of
cattle from the predators. This selective work on the species of
dogs during many centuries made it possible to create large and
courageous dog - medzhek-iti. Turkmen wolfhound cannot be
confused with any other dog. Neither German sheep dog nor
Australian collie nor Hungarian of bullet cannot protect flock. With
its entire devotion to man at the sight of wolf in these
thoroughbred animals operates the instinct of self-preservation, to
them simply is not sufficient courage to join the battle with the
predator. Certainly, sheep dog - is the qualified herds boy, the
assistant of man with the flock, but protect sheep at night can only
one dog - wolfhound. He is a soldier, ready to give
his life for the protection of a flock, without
considering, rushes across to predator. Therefore medzhek-iti
go either in front of the sheep, cleaning the way, or from
behind, guarding rears. All, what is required from them, to
protect not only flock, but first of all itself. Therefore it
is incorrect to call Turkmen wolfhounds only sheep dogs.
The labor of shepherd is hard and dangerous. And he cannot allow him
self this luxury - to convey for many kilometers products for
the excess dogs. To him it's not necessary to have tens of
light, mobile, but powerless before the wolf animals. Sufficient to
have two-three large and powerful wolfhounds, capable of
killing enemy, and it is not necessary to have helicopters,
automobiles, motorcycles in order to destroy wolves.
There is no necessary of the expensive sheep pens in order
to hide the frightened sheep in them. Thus it continued for
centuries. However, with the arrival to the territory of
Turkmenistan of other cultures, with a change in the view on nature
and ecology, concepts and age-old traditions of people with respect
to how t selection must pass , medzhek-iti were driven away.
They began to call wolfhound sheep dog. The scientists, who
introduced the exterior standards to the species, which correspond
to the more tested European models, appeared. Our wolfhound, that
was bread in the European part of the former USSR, and on the
appearance began more to resemble the sheep dog, and since the
exterior changed, functional possibilities of dog had changed,
this led to a change in the nature of the individual representatives
of species. Our breeding stock from different cities of the former
USSR bred so many similar dog and so many sold them out of the
country, these dogs strongly discredited the species. Today
some dog activists already talk about rescuing and protection
of wolfhound from the cruelty, by which, it is said, are accompanied
Testing Of Volkodavs. But it seems to us, that it is, on the
contrary, necessary to protect species from „the rescuers “,
to convert courageous soldier into the living soft and
good-natured toy. Furthermore, it is necessary to regulate sale and
removal of wolfhounds beyond the limits of Turkmenistan. The fact is
that from many regions, and in particular from the fog, Tagtabazara
abroad contraband are exported the best representatives of species.
Thus we lost in fact stolen from Tedzhena - Gaplana, from the fog -
Apachi, from Tagtabazara - Mukhtara By main condition for
propagation and retaining the species of the dogs of is creation in
each city of rings for testing and the development of the champions
of species. We devise nothing anew. In Turkmenistan there are steps
-Gushgynskiy, Tagtabazarskiy, Kerkinskiy, Sarakhsskiy, Kakinskiy,
Bakherdenskiy, where each inhabitant knew and knows champions
on the ring. They, as a rule, people greatly value these dogs.
Because of The Ashgabatskiy ring were preserved such bright
representatives of species as Black and White Ekemen, Red Ekemen,
Karakelle, Akkus, Tokhmet, Old Elbars, Red Elbars, Goymot, Akella.
For us it is important to grow not simply large and healthy dog.
There are cynological traditions that indices in the
wolfhounds, that exactly as in the work with the sheep dogs, have
their starting points. For the sheep dog, for example, sense
of smell so forth for the Turkmen wolfhound simple
„large evil dog “- not sufficient. For the definition of
pedigree in wolfhound its very importantly, for example how he
grabs wolf enemy. If “grip” not in the region of head
and neck, but in the withers or further - this is already
a deficiency. We say that the dog has „cold mouth
“, i.e., he grabs enemy and releases in order to intercept. We have
Red Elbars. He manages well his whole body. He entered and
withdrew from battle, that there was no even saliva of enemy on him.
There are dogs, which „do not have respiration “. And finally the
most important index - how patient is wolfhound :
it does not squeal after the first bite. Special attention was
always paid to the exterior of dog. When it fought, it was noted,
how good are front and rear extremities, does it have wide
chest, does it have the rigid and correct line of the
top, powerful back, steep edges and long false ribs. Wolfhound must
have strong short neck, the massive heavy head with the smooth
passage from the forehead to the snout, which resembles the head of
polar bear. Naturally, all these qualities of the representative of
species can be noticed only on the ring, but not at night,
when dog is gripped with the wolf. Then it is already late. Soldier
is ready, it is trained or not - will reveal the ring. These are -
place and starting point in the selective estimation of wolfhound.
So lets speak freely : Turkmen wolfhound exists, until there is the
possibility to arrange ring combat. The association created with the
participation of firm will make it possible to combine the people
united in the opinion, what must this species be like and
what it is necessary to do for its retention and
improvement. We intend to create clubs, to conduct the tests
of dogs, to introduce selective selection, to publish the tribal
books. The traditions of our people, which derived dromedary,
Saradzinskiy sheep, borzoi- basins, Iomundskuyu and Aakhaltekinskuyu
species of horses, must not be devoted to oblivion. Our debt to
protect and to increase wealth.
From interview of one of the chief dog
specialists of Turkmenistan Geldy Of Kurbanovicha Kyarizova Inform