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Old January 29th, 2005, 06:01 AM   #1
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Kangal (Anatolian Shepherd) Dogs

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Kangal Dogs are native to the region in east-central Turkey known as Sivas-Kangal, where they have been in use for centuries as guardians of sheep and goats, and of the families who care for them. There is probably no place else in the world where a native breed exists in such numbers, with such remarkable uniformity, as the Kangal Dog. They are truly a historical and cultural treasure.

The Anatolian Shepherd originated in Turkey many centuries ago. He is one of several large guarding breeds from Turkey The dog has been put to use in combat duty, as well as for hunting big game. Today, however they are used as working dogs, to guard the flocks. The Anatolians have not only strength, but swiftness as well, and can dispatch any wolf foolish enough to threaten his flock.

Anatolians are alert, intelligent, calm and instinctively protective. They are courageous, loyal and highly adaptive, suspicious of strangers, and rather territorial. His body is rugged, powerful and impressive, possessing great strength, endurance, agility, and balance for his large size. They are responsive to their masters, but due to an independent nature, can be slow to respond to commands.

Dog: From 29 in. (74 cm) at withers.
Weight: 110 - 150 lb. (50 - 68 kg). nbsp;
Bitch: From 27 in. (68.6 cm) at withers.
Weight: 80 - 120 lb. (36 - 55 kg).
Watchdog: Excellent.
Protection: Excellent.
Other Names: Karabash dog; Kangal dog.
Life Expectancy: 10 - 13 years.





































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Old January 29th, 2005, 09:57 AM   #2
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I usually have no problem with dogs, but it seems like that they have always a problem with me. They don't like me at all and I don't know why. Since my childhood I didn't have good memories with them.

PS. It is a distinctive thread, icy. Thanx for sharing.
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Old January 29th, 2005, 03:28 PM   #3
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This dog has a good manner; very friendly and protective, very smart and strong.
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Old January 29th, 2005, 06:16 PM   #4
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baby kangals look so lovely but their parents always frightened me
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Old April 15th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #5
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Kangals are my favorite animals in the whole world, they behave just like humans.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #6
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Baby Kangals are sooooo cute especially the fourth one, a bit messy!
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Old April 16th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #7
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I heard that they one of strongest dogs is.
is that true??
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Old April 16th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #8
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I heard that they one of strongest dogs is.
is that true??


Yep!
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Old April 16th, 2008, 11:28 AM   #9
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Just yesterday I wanted to open a topic about Kangals, I didn't know we had one! I watched youtube videos and read several sites about these dogs yesterday and now today I wake up and see this topic! That's a sign that I need to own a Kangal now! But everyone says that you should own one if you had a dog for several years before you buy a Kangal! It's so difficult to train them but if manage it he'll be your best friend! When I read things about this dog I think that this Turkish dog is smarter than 70% of our population
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Old April 16th, 2008, 11:31 AM   #10
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I love that picture so much! There are really some big Kangals! They fight agaisnt wolves and win!! The only dog that fights against wolves actively!

Kangal as sepherd dog in eastern Anatolia:

Aslan parcasi!!!!


Kangals used in Africa against cheetahs:
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Old April 16th, 2008, 12:38 PM   #11
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He is the smartes in the pic for sure
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Old April 16th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #12
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This is haydut he dislike wolves...
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Old April 16th, 2008, 11:32 PM   #13
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They are so HUUUGE and charismatic.
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4th one on the right looks so stylish...
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I think the rest laughs at him
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Do you think he's someting like that among dogs?

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Great pictures, I love Kangals a lot, I used to have one...They're a national treasure. To me one Kangal is worth valuable than any building or structure. And I mean any.
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This is not a Kangal, this is an Anatolian Shepherd. The Kangal is a purebred breed whereas Anatolian Shepherd is just an umbrella term for any dog from Turkey, including mutts as well. It's a very important distinction
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Do you think he's someting like that among dogs?

Definitely, or maybe more retro..
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Old April 17th, 2008, 02:50 PM   #20
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Bu vidyo cok güzel. Ama gerizekalilar kürt köpegi yapmis Kangali! Youtube'da hep kurdish kangal yaziyor Gerzekler..

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