TT: Temperament Test title (C) by the ATTS
PT or CT : Protection Testing or Courage Test See below.
Civil Agitation: Most closely resembles the Courage Testing Done by the Russians.
It requires the dog to PROTECT its Owner or area ON leash or tie out by using Defense vs prey drive..
Not to be confused with Personal Protection Work as defined by the US Sport Fancy.
This is why we do this form of testing to insure the dog has the WANT to protect its owner and does NOT cower or play with a aggressive strangers
OKD: Russian Obedience
FCI Inspected: In Person Inspection of breed type Offered by FCPR to bring back o FCI Registration to breeds born outside of FCI Countries.
FCI Approved: Judges that are certified to JUDGE your Specific breed.
Common Names and Breed Types
CAS: Central Asian Shepherd
MAO: Middle Asian Ovtcharka named used until 1989
Aziat: Russian National Speciality
General Terms often Misused Ovtcharka ~ Owtcharka ~ Ovcharka
Is a generic Slavic Term for Russian Sheep dog or Shepherd dogs.
It is INACCURATE to call a Central Asian dog a OVCHARKA since this name translates in Central Asia to MONGREL- This describes the German Shepherds Patrol dogs that were LEFT there by the Russian military and they mixed with local Asian dogs Creating a OVCHARKA..
It applies to the Old English Ovcharka or the German Shepherd Ovcharka.
As well as the in correct term for the Central Asian as well.
Now if someone wishes to use the CORRECT Russian term for the Russian dogs.
It would be Sredneasiatskaia Ovcharka not Central Asian Ovcharka .
Either translate the ENTIRE word or Name or leave it as is .SAO = Sredneasiatskaia Ovcharka
Dog Shows for Molossers
CMA: Canadian Molosser Association
Different Breeds: As it relates to the CAS.
Because what affects one Ovcharka breed affects them all.
Check the OFA Database for Caucasian breeders who are health testing .
Or ask for Penn Hip RESULTS from other breeders.
See beyond the pictures & look for substance in the parents of each & every litter.