The home of the Bashkir Curly is the Russian Bashkortostan. There, the thermometer can fall to icy -40 degrees in the winter. But it is well prepared to deal with the cold, because it has a dense, curly fur and two warm layers of fat. In the barren landscape there is still enough food even under a thick blanket of snow. The Bashkir Curly is famous not only for its robustness; it is also very good-natured and calm. In the USA it has a namesake: the American Bashkir Curly. Its coat is also anti-allergic, dries extremely quickly and smells like lamb's wool.