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Medium Haired vs. Long Haired Akbash Dogs

When you are ready to choose your new Akbash puppy, or when your grown Akbash dog is ready for the dog show, you will need to be aware of his coat. Of course, the coat of any dog is one of the first things that most dog owners notice. But it is not the color or thickness of the Akbash's coat that concerns the owner at these two important times; rather, the biggest concern for the owner when either choosing or showing an Akbash dog is the length of the dog's coat. [...]

The Turkish Akbash

For many dog owners, it is a mystery where their dog originated. For mutts and non-purebred dogs, this is something that would be almost impossible to discover since the bloodlines would be muddled and undistinguishable. But for purebred dogs like the Akbash, the social history of the dog is not only known it is celebrated by the breed's owners. [...]

The Akbash and Families with Children

While they are a breed that has been bred for protection, the Akbash may not be a good breed for your home, family, and children. The reasons for this are numerous, but they are all rooted in one simple fact: the Akbash is a protector at heart, and can be aggressive by nature. Also, he is a very independent dog, again because he was bred to be so. So before you choose an Akbash as your family's pet, think about the possible problems that can be associated with the breed and protection animals in general. [...]

The Akbash and Other Pets

The Akbash dog breed is an independent breed and often can be aggressive with strange people or threatening animals. As this is the way the breed was developed so it could effectively protect livestock, these behaviors should not come as a surprise to the owner. However, what might come as a shock is that the Akbash can easily accept and bond with other animals or the owner's other pets, especially when the dog is introduced as a puppy. [...]

The Life and Behavioral Stages of the Akbash

The Akbash dog breed is an independent breed and often can be aggressive with strange people or threatening animals. As this is the way the breed was developed so it could effectively protect livestock, these behaviors should not come as a surprise to the owner. However, what might come as a shock is that the Akbash can easily accept and bond with other animals or the owner's other pets, especially when the dog is introduced as a puppy. [...]

The Akbash as a Herder and Working Dog

The Akbash dog is an exceptional working dog. For any farmer or rancher with a flock of animals to protect, there are few better options for a guardian dog than the Akbash. His breeding has ensured the dog's intelligence, instincts, protectiveness, and physical prowess, all very important aspects of the ultimate flock guardian. [...]

Cautionary Tales of the Akbash

There are a few things that an owner should be aware of before he or she purchases a purebred Akbash puppy. For starters, the owner should know the breed's tendencies for aggression and how to curb these problems. The owner should be aware or and look out for any food-related issues the dog may have; food aggression is quite common in Akbash dogs, and the behavior should be dealt with accordingly. Dominance aggression is also a big issue for Akbash dogs, and the owner should watch for signs of this and immediately correct any related behaviors to prevent the furthering of the behavior and eventual canine dominance. [...]

Showing Your Akbash

The Akbash dog is a large, beautiful breed. With his pale, almost pure white coat, his size, and his incredible aptitude for shepherding and other working conditions, the Akbash can be a terrific companion for any owner. But what about those owners who want to have a perfect show dog to present at the most prestigious dog shows? Here, you may run into a problem with the Akbash. While he is an incredible dog, he is not widely recognized in the international canine registries as a showable animal. [...]

The Akbash and its Environment

The Akbash dog breed is one of the most beautiful and intelligent breeds available. But before you adopt one of the adorable Akbash puppies you found at your local breeder, it is important that you are aware of what the Akbash dog needs in terms of its environment. If your home is not the proper place for an Akbash, you should consider a different type of dog. [...]

Akbash Dogs: Weird Facts Did You Know?

For every dog breed out there, there are tons of interesting facts and anecdotes about the crazy things the breed is known for. Some dog breeds are often used in movies and TV. Some dog breeds have amusing stories about how they became a breed in the first place. And other breeds are just odd enough to have as many fun facts as there are personality quirks. Of course, this is just as true of the Akbash dog as it is of any other breed. From old Turkish theories on dog raising, to the reason for the dogs' coat color, the Akbash breed has a plethora of interesting and weird facts. [...]

Showing a Redbone Coonhound

A breed of purebred dog is officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most recognized kennel club in America, if there is concrete proof that there is a relatively large interest in the breed around the country and if there is current, sustained and serious activity relating to the maintenance of high breed standards. If a breed isnít registered with the AKC, but it meets the above conditions, the breed is first admitted to the Miscellaneous Class; if this breed continues to show consistent growth and positive results while in this class, it will eventually become officially recognized and move out of the Miscellaneous Class. [...]

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