Species group: Unrecognized and Rare Breed dogs
Other name(s): Aspin; Philippine Native Dog; Aspin Philippine Native Dog; Pinoy dog; Asong Pinoy
The Askal is a mixed-breed street dog common in the Philippines-- indeed, the name "askal" means "street dog" in Tagalog. The alternate name, Aspin, simply means "Filipino dog," and some activists have worked to encourage the use of this less perjorative name. Whatever you call it, the dog is a mixed bag of genetic traits.
Some locals look down on Askals, but it's worth noting that a properly socialized Aspin can be as friendly and intellligent as any other dog. Unfortunately, an older feral may prove difficult to rescue or retrain. Know the dog before you decide to take it home, especially if it's older.
Appearance / health:
Philippine Native Dogs are generally medium-sized dogs with a wiry frame, long thin legs and a body longer than its tail. The coat is short and dense that can be of any colour or pattern. They have great, evenly spaced and complete set of teeth and a long, pointy muzzle.
They’re not often thought of as popular house pets and are often discriminated against, in comparison to purebred and designer breed dogs. But these hardy and resilient dogs are more street-smart than its purebred counterparts. They make great hunting, guard and companion dogs, thanks to their agility and alertness.
Aspins are low-maintenance dogs which do not require much grooming or brushing. Baths can be limited to once every week, accompanied by inspection for any flea and tick infestation. They also tend to shed rarely.
While they’re highly energetic and active, they don’t require much exercise. Regular walks will do.
One of the greatest things about aspins is that they are low-maintenance dogs with little to no health issues. They’re hardy and resilient dogs which could survive in both the rural and urban settings.
Behavior / temperament:
Philippine Native Dogs are alert, intelligent and independent dogs. They’re often aloof to strangers, but very warm and affectionate towards his or her human family members.
Aspins are smart dogs and are very easy to train.
Aspins are not compulsive barkers.
protective instincts, extreme loyalty, wide open spaces, best guard dog, loyalty
new dogs, compact living spaces, strangers
native dog, Philippine mongrel
The Dog That Followed My Mom Home
We didn't really plan to have a dog; our house was already as messy as it was. But one morning, when my mom went out to go to the bakery down the block, a stray puppy followed her home, even made his own merry way into our house. He was a total dirtball plagued with fleas but my mom washed him, and that was basically how we got the dog named Champ.
We guessed that he was 2 months old when we acquired him. He used to be a really bad puppy, chewing off slippers, and peeing and pooping inside the house, exactly where we told him not to. He also was too hyperactive and went around biting everyone's toes and scratching everyone's legs (I had my fair share of scratches). We knew these bites were playful though sometimes the bites were too forceful. My dad even resorted to cutting off his two front teeth to avoid serious incidents because we were kids that time. We did our best to control him, but he recognized only my dad as an authority figure. When my dad was not around, he went back to his hyperactive, uncontrollable puppy self again.
And then he grew up, and he changed. I'd like to think that he kind of "matured." I don't even think we did anything drastic or significant. It just kind of happened. As he grew up, the hyperactive playful bites turned into cuddles and licks on the face. He stopped constantly running around the house and eventually resorted to staying in one place at a time: wherever his mat was laid. We let him play with our neighbors' dogs but he mostly preferred taking walks to the park with us. After a good while of training and scolding, he finally understood where he could relieve himself (at our backyard) and even tries to bury the poop (we had to wash off his nose a couple of times). Generally, he became a sweet, reserved dog who barks at visitors and strangers but is easily stopped when told to stop.
Now he's 8 years old and is perfectly accustomed to living a life with humans. Sometimes his behavior makes me think that he's not an animal. I prefer thinking he isn't..
From ariamadronio Apr 20 2015 10:45PM
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It is very important to socialize puppies by exposing or introducing them to members of the family and friends, other pets, from even other species, different environments, noises, etc., so he will not be fearful of people in general, other dogs, and everyday sounds, objects, and enclosures. Sharing with other pets and people will teach your dog how to behave. Dog parks tend to be safe places to socialize. Just make sure your dog has the vaccination program up-to-date, is periodically dewormed, and checked by the vet at least once a year. .
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