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Old 03-20-2007, 07:40 AM
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Default Akbash- Turkish Livestock Guardian

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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Old 03-20-2007, 08:58 AM
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:34 AM
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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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Old 03-20-2007, 10:14 AM
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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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Old 03-20-2007, 11:23 AM
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We had an Akbash. Her name was Zoe.

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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Old 03-20-2007, 02:04 PM
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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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Old 03-20-2007, 02:50 PM
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They are amazing dogs; one of my favourite breeds in that group.

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Old 03-21-2007, 12:14 AM
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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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Old 03-21-2007, 09:09 AM
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No doubt OC, though this pup was pretty friendly!
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