Kangal dog, a purebred and sturdy dog with large bones. Mostly used as a flock guardian, protecting flocks of sheep from the predators like jackals, bears, wolves. The size of the dog has naturally developed as a result of its continued use in Turkey as a guardian. Kangal puppies are distinguished by large broadheads, black masks, drop ears and a curled tail which completes a distinctive silhouette. These kurdish dogs have a more extended body than their height. Over the last decade, it has emerged as one of the popular dog breeds that start with the letter “K”.
|Facts About Kangal Dog|
|Breed Group||Flock Guardian|
|Country of Origin||Turkey|
|Other Names||Kangal, Karabash, Turkish Kangal Dog|
|Size & Height||Male : 30-32 inches
|Weight||Male:110- 145 pounds
Females: 90-120 pounds
|Competitive Registration / Qualification Information||ACA, ACR, APRI, CKC,DRA,KDCA,NKC,UKC|
|Litter Size||5-10 puppies|
|Color||Steel, gray, dull gold with white markings on chin, chest, and feet. Black patches on nose|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 years|
|Coat||Dense double coat, harsh outer coat, very soft undercoat|
- Turkish Kangal Dog
- Kurdish Kangal Dog
Cross/ Mix varieties
Pitbull X Kangal
Kangal X Mastiff
Boerbel X Kangal
German Shephard X Kangal mix
Kangal X Rotteweiler
kangal X caucasian shepherd mix
Temperament & Personality
Kangal Dog acquires an attitude that is defensive and territorial. One of the biggest dog has the speed and courage to confront the flocks of sheep. They are loyal towards family but stay reserved with strangers. They sheepdogs respond to dangers with actions and warnings and are ideal guard dogs. Kangal dog fight is famous amongst all the dogs.
Kangal puppies require mental stimulation and regular exercise. These giant watchdogs can quickly complete their tasks by protecting their property or by patrolling the livestock. Family dogs will need jogs, socialization to get proper mental and physical exercise. Turkish dog can get hard to handle if not provided with appropriate training.
Their puppies require little grooming as they are rocky mountain dogs. A seasonal shedder, brushing is needed during the shedding seasons.
Training with rewards like food, praises or friendly pats is more useful as they are the most strongest dogs. Instruct the dog to feed only by the hands of t
he owner and not the strangers preventing them from becoming compliant.
Kangal hound should eat a low protein dry food. In Turkey, these brindle dogs are given barley meal made by boiled barley.