The inter-bred Asian Shepherd Dog (or ASD) is believed to be originated from Southeast Asia. Bearing remarkably similar physical characteristics of that of the German Shepherd dog, the ASD is believed to be one of the direct descendents of the German Shepherd dog. While presence of other breeds may vary, the name ‘Asian Shepherd’ itself was derived from its noteworthy resemblance to the German Shepherd family.
Though bearing remarkable resemblance with the German Shepherd breed, the ASD’s fur however—unlike the GSD’s—is a single coat. The ASD is shy and can sometimes be slothful, but has amazing agility when all fired up. A typical ASD spends approximately 20-22 hours a day sleeping or resting. Disinterested in almost everything, an ASD is very independent and is safe to be left at home alone for no longer than half a day the most, with food and drink provided. Because of their even-tempered nature, the ASD doesn’t feel threatened when placed along with other smaller animals like the domesticated felines or when faced with fellow canines of the same sex, so this makes them excellent companions to not only human, but also other pets too.