Dog Breed Profile

Ba-Shar History

The Ba-Shar is a little known, and extremely rare, Turkish shepherddog. The Ba-Shar is descended from the Central Asian Ovcharka, a primitive, wolf-like, herding and guarding dog. The Ba-Shar is one of four Turkish herding and guarding dogs that were developed thousands of years ago. The others are the Akbash, the Kangal, and the Komondor. The Akbash is the only other Turkish shepherddog still in existence today. The Ba-Shar is a medium to large, medium-sized, rough-coated, and possibly a hairless, sheep and goat-herding dog. The tail is well-furred, long, and bushy. The coat is thick but weather-resistant, and its color is variable. The head is wedge-shaped, wide between the ears, and tapering to a point. The muzzle is deep; the nose is black; and the eyes are almond-shaped, oval, and brown. The neck is long, muscular, and arched. The chest is broad and deep, with well-developed forelegs and straight forefeet. The back is short, and the ribs are well-sprung. The tail is bushy, hanging low, and forming a 60° angle with the rump. The legs are round, and covered with hair. The feet are compact, with tough pads. The coat is thick and short, either smooth or slightly rough. The undercoat is dense and woolly

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Ba-Shar Physical Characteristics

The Ba-Shar is a breed of cattle that is native to northern Uganda. They are raised for their meat, and for milk and work. They are an extremely hardy breed that can survive in extremely harsh conditions. The Ba-Shar has a dark brown or light brown colored coat that is short, thick, and coarse. They have a rounded head, wide muzzle, and long, drooping ears.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 13 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 13 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 40 – 50 lbs

Female Weight Range: 40 – 50 lbs

Ba-Shar Health

Description of breed health.


8-10 yrs

Ba-Shar Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Bloat, Hyperthyroidism, Hip Dysplasia, Eye Problems

Ba-Shar Temperament and Behaviour

The Ba-Shar is a gentle, loving dog that is great with children. They are also known to be very intelligent and easy to train.

Ba-Shar Activity Requirements

The Ba-Shar is a medium-sized, long-legged hunting dog. They are strong, muscular, and intelligent, making them a great breed of choice. They have been used for centuries to hunt and guard, and are still used as a watchdog today. Since they are a hunting dog, they need a good amount of exercise and room to run. Daily walks and at least one good play session a day are recommended. If they are not getting enough physical and mental stimulation, they may become bored and destructive. The Ba-Shar is not for everyone. While they are good with children, they are not as tolerant or patient as other breeds. They are a dominant, territorial, and protective breed, so they do best in homes with older children who are calm, gentle, and confident.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Ba-Shar is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Ba-Shar is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Ba-Shar is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Ba-Shar is part of the Unclassified group.

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