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Kangal Dogs, why? 

Kangal Dogs

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 meeting a herdsire, Rebel

Meet Cahide

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. Fast forward- Cahide and Kaan have successfully produced their first litter of puppies, no we do not have puppies at present. We are in the process of potentially bringing a new blood line in from Serbia- that origins are Turkish. Check back often to see how that is going for us. 

The page How to Aquire a Kangal offers more information, please visit that page. 

The shepard with his guardians, Cahide and Kaan
Cahide, Kangal dog
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Sophie and Cahide playing in the pasture
Kaan as a long legged teenager
Kaan as a puppy in the grass, taking a break

 Meet Kaan

Kaan is a masculine given name and surname of Turkic origin, meaning "ruler", "King of Kings"  
Kaan is our second purebred Kangal. We had our first experience with a Kangal cross and we knew we needed more. We introduced Cahide, and she has been an absolute blessing. Now Kaan and her work side by side taking care of our 68 acre sheep farm.   

Kaan, kangal pup

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.

sheep sniffing a kangal puppy
introducing dams to puppies
kangal puppy meeting lambs
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