Akbash- Turkish Livestock Guardian

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  1. DanL

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    I'd never heard of or seen this type of dog until yesterday. We had Daisy at the vet for a shot, and a guy came in with an Akbash pup. What a beautiful dog! The pup was 14 weeks old and probably weighed 40lbs. It looked like a white Golden Retriever. It's fur was cottony soft, like our Himalayan cat's. He explained the breed to me and why he got one- he raises deer, and needs a guard dog for them. It was very interesting and I wanted to share my experience with everyone.
     
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    Great breed I rescued one years ago named Nanook the dog out ran a snow mobile. :)
     
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    Wow, I can't believe you met an Akbash. It's funny, because Max, Anatolian Shepherd, is often mistaken for an Akbash. This is Max at 11 weeks old. He's a white, long haired Anatolian:

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    It is my understanding that the Akbash and Anatolian Shep. and the Kangal are closely related. The think the Akbash is a beautiful dog; the most "showy" of the Turkish breeds.
     
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    We had an Akbash. Her name was Zoe.

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    Looking at these pictures makes me sad. Zoe died of torsion at just under a year of age. She was an incredible dog and taught us a lot about LPD's.
     
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    There is an alpaca farm I used to drive by regularly that had an Akbash as the LGD. I loved to look out over the field of white alpacas and pick out the dog on the way by:) .
     
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    They are amazing dogs; one of my favourite breeds in that group.
     
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    Awww you are so lucky! They are great dogs indeed. dont be fooled though, they might look similar to GRs but they have a VERY different personality ;)
     
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    No doubt OC, though this pup was pretty friendly! :)
     

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