One of the most common types of shepherd dogs in Azerbaijan is the Alabash. Their general color structure is mainly variegated (white-yellow, white-brown, black-and-white). Although they are similar in shape to a wormhole, they differ in their professional approach. These dogs are more common mainly in mountainous areas and are much smaller than the wolf type. The most common area is the Karabakh zone, Dashkasan, Gadabay, Kalbajar, as well as in the southern mountain villages of the Lerik region. Like the Kurdbasar type, this species is mixed with other breeds by farmers.
It should be noted that the type we call kurdbasar also has bright colors. However, it is not right to confuse this color and body structure with alabaster. In the examples below, we show you some pictures of alabaster dogs. We took many of these examples during our visit to Lerik. It should also be noted that beautiful specimens of this genus can be found in the villages inhabited by border Azerbaijanis in the territory of southern Azerbaijan. Loyalty to its owner, its ruthlessness towards wolves, and the similarity of its skeletal structure are indications that they come from the same lineage as we call them wolves. However, according to the habitat, dogs have certain differences in color and structure. We hope that scientific research will be conducted on this work and the restoration of our national dog breeds will be carried out with more accurate evidence.