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Akbash

The Akbash Dog was bred specifically to be a white guardian dog. They would guard whatever flock their owners wanted them to. This breed is still not recognized by the AKC even though this breed has been around for centuries!

  • Country of Origin: Turkey
  • Weight: 80 - 130 lbs
  • Height: 28 - 34 inches
  • Color: They are mainly white with some shades of tans.

Breed Characteristics

Size
Activity
Children
Other Dogs
Grooming
Watch
Guard
Trainability

The Akbash Dogs are brave, affectionate, protective and independent. They need to be properly socialized & trained to not get too aggressive towards other animals or strangers. This breed is good with children and will be a wonderful guard dog.

The Akbash life expectancy is between 10 - 11 years. This is an extremely healthy breed with just a few concerns to watch for:
• Hip Dysplasia
• OCD
• Seizures

Coat:

This breed has both an outer and inner coat. They can have a longer coat or a shorter coat. The inner coat is soft and the outer coat is harsh and weather resistant.

Coat Color:
They are mainly white with some shades of tans.

Coat Care:

This Akbash Dog requires minimal grooming but a good brushing once a week will do them well, especially when they are shedding.