Aur Cheuan Mastiff

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Mongolia
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
Central Mongolian Shepherd
Inner Mongolian Mastiff
Menggu Ao
Related to the dogs of Tibet and Central Asia, the Menggu Ao is sometimes considered a kind of Tibetan Mastiff. This Mongolian breed is generally used to guard livestock and protect villages, but also as a meat dog in certain regions.

The Aur Cheuan is fairly massive with good bone structure, described as somewhat slow, but working dogs are leaner and much more agile. The coat is dense and rough, varying in shades of red, black, white, black and bronze and black and white. Height varies considerably, with most specimens around 58 centimeters, but some are well over 74 centimeters at the withers. Its biggest homeland is Central Asia, and the breed is not well known.

The breed is not yet recognized as an independent breed. It is well adapted to difficult terrain and extreme weather conditions. It was used as a guard and herding dog. They were particularly popular with nomadic pastoralists. Today, it is used as a guard and herding dog.

In shape, the Mongolian Mastiff is a big, strong, muscular, well-built dog. It bears a strong resemblance to the Tibetan Mastiff. The hair is short, dense and hard. The undercoat is soft and dense. Hair color is various shades of red, orange-brown, black, white, black-brown, black-white. Care includes regular brushing and bathing if absolutely necessary. The coat provides good protection from the weather.

By nature, Mongolian Mastiffs are intelligent, teachable, confident, independent, balanced, friendly, serious, trustworthy, highly territorial, protective, attentive to events around them, loyal, sociable, strong, extraordinary guardians, sensitive to unfamiliar sounds, gentle, playful, modest, flexible, durable, hardworking, resilient.

Typically willing to participate, but not unconditionally subordinate.

Possible negative traits: aggressiveness, excessive stubbornness partly linked to character and hunting instinct, but mainly to inadequate upbringing, poor socialization, insufficient physical activity and excessive solitude.

They are very attached to their owners and family members. It loves older children and enjoys playing with them. He is wary of strangers. With appropriate socialization, it gets on well with other animals. The owner must be experienced, determined, authoritative, consistent, confident, agile, friendly, physically active, use positive stimulation and have plenty of free time to socialize and participate in other activities. Early socialization is recommended. A suitable living environment is a house with a fenced garden, preferably in the countryside. This requires plenty of movement (running, walking, training, playing) and other physical and mental activities. A leash is recommended for walking.

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