Kangal Dogs, why?
Kangals are livestock guardian dogs originating from Sivas, Turkey. They are said to be strongest dogs in the world and hold the crown for the top bite. These dogs have been used as guardian dogs to protect sheep and other flocks against bigger predators such as wolves, jackals, and bears.
Why do you need something so fierce?
Would you trust ANY dog(s) to protect your investment? This farm, these animals are our investment. Kangals have a reliable and predictable temperament. Fierce protectors yet, gentle livestock guardian dogs.
Cahide means hard working, no doubt we named her correctly.
Cahide is our first purebred Kangal. We had our first experience with a Kangal cross and we knew we needed more. Xena, was our first Kangal cross and she was an absolute amazing guardian dog.
We also have raised a Maremma, Sophie, she was extremely docile. She was an amazing dog as well, but she would gladly be an inside dog if we let her. Our very first LGD was a Great Pyrenees, Molly- she too was an amazing guardian.
What is next, you ask...
We decided after several years of buying replacement guardian dogs that we would keep an open mind about possibly breeding for replacements. We breed our Katahdin sheep, Dexter cattle and Nigerian Dwarf goats for that very purpose, why not consider it. Cahide has passed her preliminary and final OFA, hips and elbows. She has passed the appropriate tests to become a breeder. We have secured her a boyfriend. His name is Kaan.
Update- Kaan has passed his preliminary tests to become a breeder... We are at the "what happens next"?
PUPPIES are here
The page How to Aquire a Kangal offers more information, please visit that page.
Here we GO!!!
We decided after several years of buying replacement guardian dogs that we would keep an open mind about possibly breeding for replacements. We are now at that turning point in our farming life. We have introduced a male Kangal, Kaan. The same testing for OFA hips and elbows apply to Kaan, just like Cahide. Visit the other page to read more about the Breeders Code of Ethics. There is more information over there to tell you how to possibly acquire one of these AMAZING dogs.