It s a large dog breed at about 28 to 34 inches tall weighing anywhere between 90 to 150 pounds. It is interesting to note that in june 2018 the turkish kennel club köpek irklari ve kinoloji federasyonu classifies kangal shepherd dogs to be the same population as the anatolian shepherd dog.
The kangal shepherd dog is a guardian dog breed that originated from sivas turkey also known as turkish kangal or anatolian kangal.
Shepherd dog kangal. These are working dogs who made their appearance in the uk in 1965. The average lifespan of the kangal shepherd is around 13 to 15 years. The breed name of anatolian shepherd dog was changed to kangal shepherd dog and the breed standard content was updated.
For centuries it has successfully protected herds of sheep in the sivas region against jackals wolves and bears. Almost exclusively found in sivas region until the 80s kangal dogs can now be found all over turkey. The kangal dog is a distinct breed and the national dog of 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. Not recognized by the american kennel club. Recognized by the american kennel club in 1996 as a working breed.
This dog is classified as the anatolian shepherd dog by some canine registries. In the u s the akc recognizes the anatolian shepherd and the kangal as the same breed while the ukc recognizes them separately. 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.
The kangal has a more curly tail and its eyes look pulled back. Kangal çoban köpegi kangal shepherd dog sivas kangal turkish kangal. Kangal shepherd dog is considered to be an ancient or primitive breed.
The kangal dog is a large and powerful ancient livestock guardian originally from the sivas region in turkey. They are also known as a kangal çöban köpeği or kangal shepherd dog. Coban kopegi karabash dog kara bas kangal dog kham kepiji dogs scandinavian nygaard dogs.