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.