Akbash Dog - A native of Turkey, the Akbash Dog is a striking white flock guard that has made a name for itself on American farms and ranches, where it successfully protects livestock from grizzly and black bears, wolves and coyotes.
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.
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 en.wikipedia.org