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Akbash...This is an intelligent, courageous and loyal dog, completely dedicated and devoted to its owner and any livestock in its charge. Independent with strong protective instincts. Is a natural guardian that even at a very young age will bond strongly with the livestock it is protecting. It has such strong maternal instincts that sheep will often allow this dog to sniff and clean their newborn lambs and will flock behind their guardian when threatened. They are naturally dog aggressive.

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Akbash Dog

Akbash Dogs are calm & gentle by nature, with strong guarding & protective instincts... and extremely FLUFFY!


Akbash Dog / Turkish Shepherd / Akbaş Çoban Köpeği / Akbas Coban Kopegi The Akbash Dog was developed in medieval Turkey for guarding sheep. Today it is often used against coyotes in the American West. It is suspicious of strangers, whether canine or human, adult or child, and does not train easily. The Akbash is not recommended for urban living. Its combination of topcoat & undercoat provide good protection from cold.Akbash dog Pinned from


If you ever wanted to own a Polar Bear, this is as close as you'll ever come to it. The Akbash Dog is a pretty large breed, with females weighing around 90 lbs and males 120 lbs with a height from 27 to 34 inches. While it is a relatively low energy breed, the Akbash is very aware of its surroundings; constantly taking in what's going on around it and "sleeping with one eye open." Are you aware I want to cuddle you forever, Mr. Akbash?