REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

General Characteristics

A Kangal Shephard dog which is not seen in any part of the world has a fair reputation in Turkey and the world. Particularly in England and the USA several associations have been established by lovers of this species, and several competitions have been held. Unfortunately, while people abroad have shown great interest to Kangal species, Turkey has not done the same for recent ten-fifteen years.

Kangal Shepherd dogs are very brave, quick and agile. They are quite good to women and children and quite a dissuasive weapon against bad people as they are intelligent and strong insights and are faithful to their owners. When they are scolded by their owners, they are ashamed like a child, look so sad and innocent for begging their owners to forgive the mistake. They show their feelings not only through position, behaviours, mimics and gestures, but also various toned barking.

Kangal dogs are so loyal to their duties. It is said that they wait for days to keep the sheep leaving the herd without having food and water.

Despite ignoring lasting for centuries, they have not lost anything from their blood qualifications or high spirit. They are highly blood noble. They never mate with any other dog species even when they are free. They were started to be trained for military use in 1975 and it has been proved that they have better and more skills than other dog species being trained for military missions for centurie.

The characteristics of a good dog:

1. Intelligence: Intermediate-high level
2. Trust: should not cause damage to herd and owner
3. Care: should be interested in and careful to its duty.
4. Protective: have reactions to foreign people (barking-attacking)
5. Power: strong enough to stop enemy (wolf-thief)
6. Speed: speed enough to run after and catch enemy
7. Brave: should be brave which, in our opinion is the most important one. Because the dog not being brave cannot be effective no matter if it has the other six characteristics.

It is possible to see all those characteristics in a Kangal at the highest level. That is why Kangal is number one among the other dogs in the world.
How can you have one?

You can purchase young Kangal dogs fed and grown up under control of vet with full vaccination in production farm under control of Union of Taking Services to Rural Areas (Villages) of Kangal Governor Office.

Sale Prices :

2-4 months old : DM 200
4-6 months old : DM 400

Address :

Kangal Kaymakamlığı
Kangal/Sivas

Telephone: 

Office:
0.346.457 15 36
Farm : 0.346.457 26 56
Fax    : 0.346. 457 17 66
E-mail:kangal@ttnet.net.tr