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Akbash Dogs
Akbash Dog Content
Life Span: 10-11 years
Litter Size: 7 puppies
Group: Flock Guard, Working Dog (UKC)
Recognized By: CKC, UKC, NKC, APRI, ACR
Color: White
Hair Length: Long, Short
Size: Large, Extra Large
Shedding: Moderate Shed
Male Height: 30-34 in
Male Weight: 90-130 lbs (40-60 kg)
Female Height: 28-32 in (71-81 cm)
Female Weight: 90-130 lbs (40-60 kg)
Living Area: Akbash Dogs were most likely bred in wide open areas, and those same wide open areas are still their ideal living environment. The dogs will not do well in urban apartments or suburban houses, and will become listless and dispirited if kept indoors for too long a time. When kept in rural or sparsely-populated suburban areas, they should be given a large fenced area for exercise.

About this Breed

The Akbash Dog is a powerful, large dog with a noble bearing and a distinctive white, feathered coat. Two varieties of the dog exist: a medium-haired variant with a flat, sleek coat, and a long-haired variant (bred for colder environments) with a heavy, wavy coat and a feathery "ruff" around its neck. The dogs have blunt, largish skulls with V-shaped ears, long tails, and gentle brown eyes. Long-haired Akbash Dogs are better for colder environments, while short-haired Akbash Dogs will be fine in warmer weather.


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