The Kangal, Anatolian Shepherd, and the Akbash
are some breeds you might want to look into when you search.
Genetic relationship between Kangal, Akbash
and other dog populations.
ESKISEHIR, Jun 18, 2010 (TUR) -- The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Global Environment Facility Small Grants has extended financial support to the Akbash
Dog Association to protect the Turkish guard dog breed.
TRAITS: All white in color, the Akbash
has superior strength and can stand up to coyotes, bears and wolves.
Well-trained guard dogs (usually Great Pyrenees, Komondor, Anatolian Shepherd, or Akbash
breeds) and donkeys and llamas help prevent predation on sheep.
The most common breeds used for guarding livestock in the United States are Great Pyrenees, Akbash
, and Komondor, whereas Anatolian, Kuvasz, Maremma, and Shar Planinetz are less common (Green and Woodruff 1988; Andelt and Hopper 2000).
A few other breeds to consider would be the Maremma Sheepdog, Tibetan Mastiff, Pyrenean Mastiff and the Akbash
Drew Spisak have been breeding quality working Akbash
dogs and Babydoll Southdown sheep at Sheepfields Farm, Wellsville, Kansas for more than 25 years.
Other breeds also perform this same specialized task (and most of them are derivatives of the same type of dogs) such as Maremma, Akbash
net> Babydoll Southdown Miniature sheep, Akbash
Dogs, Polish bantam chickens.
When we last visited, their spread included two riding horses for helping a rancher friend during roundup; three Suffolk ewes and a Suffolk ram for lamb production; a pair of East Friesian X Lacaune ewes for milk and cheese; a dozen laying hens; four barn cats for rodent control; and a standoffish Akbash
dog, bred to defend the sheep against all threats, including mountain lions.
We have horses, chickens, barn cats and Akbash