These are working dogs who made their appearance in the uk in 1965. In europe it behaves under the standard no.
It is commonly accepted however that true kangal dogs are a separate breed from generic turkish shepherd dogs.
Kangal dog turkish shepherd. So at least that statement carries no controversy. Kangal çoban köpegi kangal shepherd dog sivas kangal turkish kangal. While the uk kennel club agreed to recognize the kangal dog as a breed from july 2013 it also stated that dogs currently registered as anatolian shepherd dogs may be eligible to be recorded as turkish kangal dogs instead.
Recognized by the american kennel club in 1996 as a working breed. Coban kopegi karabash dog kara bas kangal dog kham kepiji dogs scandinavian nygaard dogs. The kangal shepherd dog is a guardian dog breed that originated from sivas turkey also known as turkish kangal or anatolian kangal.
It s a large dog breed at about 28 to 34 inches tall weighing anywhere between 90 to 150 pounds. The turkish kangal is a handsome dog and one that for centries has been highly prized by shepherds in their native turkey where they are the country s national dog. There continues to be some debate regarding whether the kangal dog is actually a separate breed from the anatolian shepherd another turkish breed.
They are impressive looking and loyal by nature which has seen these working dogs become a popular companion and family pet in many countries of the world. This dog is classified as the anatolian shepherd dog by some canine registries. The magnificent looking kangal shepherd dog a purebred mastiff type dog is often referred to as a sheep dog and hails from the sivas province of turkey.
The kangal shepherd dog is a breed of large livestock guardian dog in sivas turkey originally the breed served people of anatolia where the kangal continues to be a popular dog breed in turkey. This dog has been selectively bred over hundreds of years primarily as a turkish sheep guardian based on their size strength temperament and appearance. Named after the aristocratic family kangals province of sivas.
The kangal dog is a distinct breed and the national dog of turkey. 331 as the anatolian shepherd dog. The kangal has a more curly tail and its eyes look pulled back.
Kangal is specific little known but very old turkish breed of shepherd dog. The kangal dog is a large and powerful ancient livestock guardian originally from the sivas region in turkey. Not recognized by the american kennel club.
They are also known as a kangal çöban köpeği or kangal shepherd dog. The average lifespan of the kangal shepherd is around 13 to 15 years.