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Turkish Kangal Puppy While the Kangal is often referred to as a sheep dog, it is not a herding dog, but rather a flock guardian that lives with the flock of sheep to actively fend off wolves, bears and jackals. The Kangal's protectiveness, loyalty and gentleness with small children and animals has led to its growing popularity as a guardian for families as well, as it regards people as its "flock" and guards them with extreme devotion.


Anatolian Shepherd Dogs - These are fiercely protective dogs and will be threatened by anything other than the family they live with!


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…