Thursday, April 7, 2011

Turkish breeds

There are only a couple types of Turkish dog breeds they are livestock guard dogs and hunting dogs. My dog, the Akbash fits into the livestock guard dog category and shows obvious traits.

Most of the livestock guard dogs from turkey have white fur so that they are more accepted by the sheep. These dogs are suppose to be able to act as the Sheppard and manage the sheep without biting or barking at them. They grow up and are raised with the herd and formulate a relationship something like being a family member.

These dogs are known to fight off predators such as coyotes, wild dogs and even bears.

pretty cool how a group of dogs are capable of fighting off a bear that is at least three times their strength. But then again, are you really surprised with teeth like that?

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