Dogs in the Great Steppe

Dogs in the Great Steppe were domesticated before our era, just like the horses and sheep, he says. Dogs were the loyal assistants to the nomads: they herded the cattle, guarded their homes, and accompanied during hunts and in battles. That is why the nomads treated these animals with special respect - they were considered one of the seven treasures. It is clear that in those conditions, the nomads and their dogs had to travel long distances in cross-country terrain. And now this lifestyle element has turned into sport in Kazakhstan.