(Akbas Çoban Köpegi)

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Other Names
Akbas Çoban Köpegi

Turkey, Middle Ages

Sheep Guarding

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 10-11 years of age

Weight & Height
90-120 Pounds & 28-34 Inches

Known Health Problems
Hip Dysplasia, Cardiomyopathy, Entropion, Hypothyroidism, Seizures, Umbilical Hernias.

Physical Description
Large, powerful, long legged dog . It has a blunt, wedge-shaped head with dark eyes and nose. The ears are pendant. The tail is slightly curled when relaxed but culred over the back when alert.

This breed is calm, however it is rather aloof with strangers and is not well suited in a family with small children.

Difficult to train. This dog needs early socialization

Living Conditions
Not suitable for urban living.. This breed is content to live and sleep outdoors.

Brush coat regularly , especially when dog is shedding

Needs daily exercise.

Coat Texture
Double coat with soft undercoat and coarse outer coat.

Coat Colors




Continental Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
National Kennel Club


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Akbash Breeders

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