The Kangal Dog is regarded as the national breed of Turkey, originating from the Kangal district in Sivas Province. The Kangal, which weighs 100–175 lbs fully grown, was originally used as a livestock guardian dog. It is of an early mastiff type with a solid, pale tan or sabled coat, and with a black mask. The breed is often referred to as a sheep dog, but distinction has to be made in regards to its function not as a herding dog, but as a flock guardian that lives with the flock to actively fend off wolves, bears and jackals. The Sivas Kangal Dog's protectiveness, loyalty and gentleness...
|Place of Origin:||Turkey|
|Also Known As:||Sivas Kangal Dog, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Turkish Kangal Dog, Karabash, Sivas Kangal Köpeği|