“Askals or aspins are mongrel dogs in the Philippines. The name “askal” is a Tagalog-derived portmanteau ofasong kalye or “street dog” because these dogs are commonly seen in streets. The Philippine Animal WelfareSociety (PAWS) has suggested the alternative term Aspin, short for asong Pinoy (Pinoy dog).[1] In Cebuano,mongrel dogs are called irong Bisaya, which literally means “Bisayan dog”, implying that these are not thoughtof as a mixed-breed dog so much as unbred mongrels with no purebred ancestors.[2] Physically, the dogs have" all shapes, configurations and sizes.“”

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