- Dog Breed Group
- Working Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Life Expectancy
- 10 to 11 years
- Solid white
- Smooth or long, both double coat; thick with fringing
- Exercise Needs
- He needs regular exercise such as a run off-leash even though his actively level is low.
- The Akbash Dog is completely dedicated and devoted to its owners and any animals in its charge. These dogs possess intelligence
- Good with Children
- Will accept young children. Will accept other pets.
- Grooming Needs
- The Akbash Dog has a non-odor, non-matting coat so minimal grooming is required. They do shed more than average and could use re
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 28 - 34
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 28 - 34
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 90 - 140
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 90 - 140
- Health Issues
- Hip dysplasia, OCD.v
- Living Conditions
- Easily housebroken, he learns quickly and often adapts well to the home environment.
One of the oldest breads of the flock-guarding group, the Akbash Dog still carries the same physical and mental traits that characterized these dogs thousands of years ago. They were probably brought to the hymalayas of Turkey with migrations of peoples from the East. He is a prbable relative of the other great white herd guarders of Europe - the Komondor, Kuvasz, Tatra Mountain Sheepdog, and even the distant Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Akbash is a Turkish word meaning white head.
The Akbash Dog is found today in rural Turkey, and, as far as can be determined, the Akbash Dog has been serving as a livestock protection dog in Turkey for millennia.
The Akbash is also known as the Coban Kopegi and Akbas
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