Kangal Dog Town
What is the Kangal Dog?
Welcome to Kangal Dog Town where I am committed to preserving the Sivas Turkish Kangal dog.
You may have heard about this unique breed and want to know more about it. Or you may be looking at several large breed dogs and stumbled across a photo of a beautiful Kangal. The soulful look in their eyes may tempt you to take one home! Allow me to introduce you to the profile of this majestic animal before you take the next step.
This is a venerable breed and like no other. Throughout a centuries old history, their breeding and job has focused on livestock guarding with specific emphasis on independence, intelligence, strength and power. These traits ideally produce a dog that is calm at rest, gentle with animals and familiar children (always supervised), but daunting and serious in their work of protecting livestock and family.
Such characteristics make them easy to admire and they can be a trusted companion dog when properly raised and handled. But research and knowledge of their multi-faceted profile and size is essential before acquiring a Kangal dog. Hold them in high esteem but accept that they are not for everyone.
Characteristics that define a Kangal include a strong—willed temperament, loyalty, intelligence and independence. They tend to gravitate to one owner unless they are raised and treated equally by all family members. Their protective natures outside their family pack can make for embarrassing or difficult situations with outsiders; this is why early training and ongoing monitoring is vital to their success and yours.
A rural, livestock guarding dog will be raised in a different environment than a companion dog but their indigenous traits remain the same.
Should you request my puppy questionnaire you may consider some of the questions somewhat intrusive. Our foremost goal is to promote and preserve the Kangal breed in responsible ways including placement of pups. We must feel 100% confident that these dogs will thrive in your farm or home environment – for their well-being and yours.
Please visit the reading room of the Kangal Dog Club of America HERE.
Jr. Jr. Filiz (dam) Odacis' Python Jr. (sire)
Filiz was bred to Odacis' Python on April 3, 2016. Eight puppies were born on May 29. To learn more about the sire, Elisabeth van Buchwaldt's Oda-cis' Python, click here. To learn more about Filiz, the dam, click here. To purchase a puppy, click here.
Mary Hughes is an approved breeder with the Kangal Dog Club of America.
A breeding update is available HERE.