This video showcases all the dog breeds that originated in Turkey, it is packed with lots of cute dog pictures and basic info about the dog breeds.
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Over the centuries, however, Europe eradicated its wolves and bears, sanitizing the continent for livestock and obviating the need for guard dogs. The practice had become rare by 1972, the year the United States banned the use of Compound 1080 — a potent poison that ranchers used to eliminate coyotes, the species responsible for of the country’s predation incidents. Though the ban was later lifted, at the time it pushed ranchers to investigate novel ways of handling coyotes and other predators. Soon, European dog breeds like the akbash, komondor and Great Pyrenees were patrolling America’s rangelands in defense of livestock.
Turkish dog breed. The Kangal. :)
List introduction of dog breeds from Turkey(1)
There has been a great deal of confusion concerning the Turkish guard dog breeds. They are often "lumped" together as Anatolian Shepherds, not taking into account conformation and behavorial differences. Studies have shown that guarding ability varies from one breed to another (Green and Woodruff, 1993) and different breeds can be matched to specific guarding situations (pastures or open range). The Turkish guard dog breeds often evolved in relatively remote regions where they were selectively bred to adapt to the local conditions and guarding situations. Each region developed their own with their specific characteristics.Karabash (black head in , also known as) is an ancient breed native to. It is also known as the Turkish Guard Dogwhere he protects flocks and serves as a shepherd's companion. On the high Plateau, where summers are hot and very dryand winters are cold, the liveoutside all year round. For centuries it was used as a combat dog in war and forhunting. It was particularly valued for the victorious battles it could fightwith wolves. As a sheepdog, it was bothered by neither fatigue nor bad. Today it is still used as a sheep dog as wellas a guard dog. Akbash in means white head. In contrast, there isalso dog, which means black head. The Akbash Dogis found in rural country serving as a livestock protection dog in for millennia. The lifestyles of Turkish ruralvillagers has not been influenced by modernization. The villagers still need todig wells, herd their sheep, protect the flock from wolves and bears, removewool with hand-held and non-electrical shears, bake bread in an open hearth, andso on. In many ways, the style and pace of life are similar to what must havetaken place hundreds or even thousands of years ago. The dogs in this ruralsetting have many of the ideal characteristics of a typical Akbash; they areusually calm, with a keen protective instinct for flock and property. However,Akbash Dogs in are never allowed in the house aspets. Aksaray Malaklısı is a Molosser-type livestock guardian dog. The breed originated from the central Anatolian city of Aksaray, Turkey. It is the largest of the Anatolian Shepherd dog breeds, superior to the Kangal dog in size. Their name originates from a word used in Aksaray, 'malaklı' meaning 'with lips' due to the breed's black, dropped, notable lips. It looks similar to the English Mastiff and Kangal dog, despite major appearance differences. They are not recognized by any kennel club.