The Kurdish Kangal is a close relative to the Akbash and possesses similarities. THEY ARE BOTH HUGE!
Check out this video of a Kangal... looks more like a Polar Bear to me :S
This dog is also very famous in Turkey for being the strongest and biggest dog. If you type in Kurdish Kangal into youtube you will understand what I am talking about.
The Kurdish Kangal:
Height: Males 30-32 inches
Weight: Male: 110-145 pounds