Breed Information Centre

Turkish Kangal Dog

Description

Illustration of Turkish Kangal Dog

The breed has only been recently recognised in the UK and was previously included as an Anatolian Shepherd Dog, but the standard for the Kangal reveals more specific details. He is used as a flock guard and lives a nomadic lifestyle, living outside in all weathers. Tall, strong and active, a distinguishing feature of the Kangal is the dark mask on his face.

The Pastoral Breed Group

The Pastoral Group consists of herding dogs that are associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals.

Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect it from the elements when working in severe conditions. Breeds such as the Collie family, Old English Sheepdogs and Samoyeds who have been herding reindeer for centuries are but a few included in this group.



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