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This web site has been created as an English-language resource for people interested in the Turkish Kangal Dog, the most famous of Turkey's breeds of livestock protection dogs. The information you will find on these pages has been gathered primarily from Turkish sources and will be supplemented and updated over time.
Here are the topics you can read about on this site:
Kangal Dogs in Turkey - the setting in which the Kangal Dog lives and works in its homeland today.
History - theories on the origin of the breed, and its introduction into countries outside Turkey.
The breed standard - the Turkish Kennel Club approved standard for the Kangal Dog and standards adopted by other kennel clubs that recognize the breed.
Breed societies - contact details for Kangal Dog clubs throughout the world and for Turkish authorities.
Ownership - advice on living with a Kangal Dog, nutrition, behaviour and health issues.
Events and news - the latest news about the breed, Kangal Festivals and diary dates.
New Book 'The Kangal Dog of Turkey' - available now
The Kangal Dog Trust - working to protect and conserve the breed.
Contact - how to get in touch with the owner of these pages.
Bibliography - a list of publications about the Kangal Dog and additional information sources.
Note: The Kangal Dog, despite its status as the national dog of Turkey, is currently not recognized as a breed by the English Kennel Club or the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.