Askal – Characteristics Temperament Health Care and Training


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This is a unique and interesting breed that is often overlooked but is well worth considering if you are looking for a new pet. So, let’s take a closer look at Askals!

The Askal (also Askael, Askat) is a rare breed of dog that originated in the Philippines. There are two subbreeds within the Askal category: the Ishmael Askal and the Canaan Askal. The Ishmael Askal is the more common of the two and is known for its long, shaggy hair and pointy ears. Askals are typically friendly and outgoing dogs that love to play and interact with their family members. They can be protective of their home and family, but they are not typically aggressive or territorial.

What are the characteristics of an Askal?

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Askals are typically medium-sized dogs, and they have a very distinctive appearance. They are known for their long, shaggy hair, which can come in a variety of colors including black, white, brown, and gray. Askals also have characteristic pointy ears and a long tail.

What is the temperament of an Askal?

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Askals are typically friendly and outgoing dogs that love to play and interact with their family members. They can be protective of their home and family, but they are not typically aggressive or territorial. Askals are also relatively easy to train and are often quick learners.

What is the health of an Askal?

Unfortunately, Askals can suffer from a number of health problems, including eye problems, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and skin problems. Askals are also known to have birth defects occasionally, which can make it difficult to breed them successfully. Askals typically live between 10 and 13 years.

What is the care like for Askals?

Askals require daily brushing because their long hair can tangle easily if not cared for regularly. They should also be bathed every few weeks, or as needed. Askals are relatively easy to groom compared to other breeds with similar hair types because they do not shed very much. Askals do well in warmer climates but may suffer in extreme heat or cold weather. Askal owners should not take their dogs swimming or let them play in the rain without doing so first because water can worsen skin conditions by irritating them.

How can I train an Askal?

Askals are typically easy to train, and most can be taught basic obedience commands such as sit, stay, come, and heel relatively easily. As with all dogs, however, it is important to start training early and to be consistent with commands. Reward your Askal with treats and positive reinforcement when they obey a command, and never shout or hit them in anger – this will only confuse them and make training more difficult.

If you are considering adding an Askal to your family, make sure you are aware of the potential health problems they may suffer from and be prepared to provide regular care for their hair. Askals are friendly and loving dogs that make great companions but take the time to research Askals before you decide if one is right for your family.

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