A native of Turkey, the Akbash Dog is a striking white flock guard that has made a name for itself on American farms and ranches, where it successfully protects livestock from grizzly and black bears, wolves and coyotes. Not surprisingly, it can also be a wonderful family dog when it’s raised in a home environment. The Akbash Dog is best suited to a house with a large yard to match its large size: as tall as 32 inches at the shoulder and weighing 120 pounds or more. This dog needs plenty of exercise and firm, consistent training.
Guardian Dogs: Right Dog For You?
Not for the novice dog owner, learn all about these large dog breeds bred to guard people or livestock to see if they are the right companion pet for you and your family. Sometimes known as working dogs, guardian dogs were bred to guard homes, people and valuables, as well…
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Rare Dog Breeds
This eclectic group of ancient dog breeds is anything but ordinary. To describe the dog breeds in this group as “rare” is entirely relative. Many of them are hugely popular in their native countries. The powerful Fila Brasileiro is used throughout Brazil as a police dog and a hunter of…
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