Akbash

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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Overview
A rare and elegant breed, the Akbash breed originated 3000 years ago in Western Turkey. Developed by shepherds as a livestock guardian, the Akbash was bred selectively for the white coloring so as to be discernable from predators. This breed was introduced into the United States during the 1970's and recognized by the UKC in 1998.
Character
The Akbash possesses a striking appearance and proud demeanor. They take their guardian position very seriously and have the strength, courage, and size to challenge and chase predators. The Akbash breed is ever watchful and protective of their territory, family, and livestock.
Temperament
Akbash's are not recommended for first time dog owners. They do best in a home with older considerate children or family members and pets they have been raised with. The Akbash will react aggressively toward intruding dogs, and remain suspicious and aloof thoward strangers. This breed is affectionate, loyal, independent, and gentle. Akbash's are ideal as home guardians, family pets, and workers.
Care
Frequent brushing is required to keep shedding to a minimum. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo to protect the weather resistant coat. Dry shampoo will suffice. Known health problems for the Akbash breed include hip dysplasia and OCD.
Coat
The Akbash has a double coat. The undercoat is dense and soft, the outercoat consists of longer, coarse hair. The Akbash's coat comes in two different lengths: Medium or long. The medium coat is flat and gives the Akbash a sleek appearance. The long coat is often wavy, never curly, with pronounced undercoat. There is profuse feathering on the thighs, forelegs, and tail; with the fur more distinct at the ruff. Either coat is non-matting and weather resistant. The Akbash emits very little odor and are above average shedders.
Training
If kept solely as a companion, the Akbash requires early intensive and constant socialization. This breed has an independent nature and will often hesitate briefly when given commands by their master. Akbash's are not well suited for advanced obedience training. The Akbash does do well with basic training, although the breed matures slowly. They respond best to firmness, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
The Akbash breed is not suited to apartment living. They do best in a securely fenced yard or a rural setting where they are able to roam. Akbash's thrive on having a job to do, as well as family companionship.
Weight
Male: 120; Female: 90 lbs
Height
Male: 28-31; Female: 27-29 inches
Color(s)
Solid White
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Akbash puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Akbash varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Akbash puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Akbashes sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Akbash with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $0 upwards to $0 or even more for an Akbash with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Akbashes sold is $0.

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*Data sourced from the sale of 0 Akbash puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning an Akbash puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Akbashes true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Akbash Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 0 Akbash dogs.
  • 1. Happy
  • 2. Hugo
  • 3. Hazel
  • 4. Hope
  • 5. Brantley
  • 6. Bonnie
  • 7. Buddy
  • 8. Bruce
  • 9. Flurry
  • 10. Saf
  • 11. Yama
  • 12. Whiskey
  • 13. Terry
  • 14. Tek Renk
  • 15. San
  • 16. Harper
  • 17. Nokta
  • 18. Momona
  • 19. Moi Moi
  • 20. Maggie

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Anonymous asked:
What is the usual cost of an Akbash puppy?

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The Akbash has a double coat. The undercoat is dense and soft, the outercoat consists of longer, coarse hair. The Akbash's coat comes in two different lengths: Medium or long. The medium coat is flat and gives the Akbash a sleek appearance. The long coat is often wavy, never curly, with pronounced undercoat. There is profuse feathering on the thighs, forelegs, and tail; with the fur more distinct at the ruff. Either coat is non-matting and weather resistant. The only coat allowed for the breed is solid white.

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Do Akbashes have extra claws like the Great Pyrenees?

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Some lines of Akbash's have extra dew claws on their back paws, while some don't. It depends on the pedigree of the pup.

Anonymous asked:
I have a confusing question where do people use an Akbash? And why?

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Anonymous

Here in Utah there are many sheep farmers that use the Akbash as guardians. I myself live in the city and my Akbash(Zeus) is a family dog. He is an amazing dog!

Anonymous

They are amazing flock guardians! Good with people too! My boys hang out with my preg. milk cows for the duration of their pregnancy. They are cautious to keep their distance after the calf/calves are born because the moms can be too protective (I watched one cow chase down a coyote because it came into her field!) The boys will chase off any predators that are even close to their territory! We used to have coyotes bold enough to come up on the front porch! My neighbors love them too, Not a single coyote has come anywhere near either of our properties since the boys reached maturity! And I'm not talking about 40-60 acres... I'm talking in the hundreds of acres!!! Great guardian, gentle spirit, loving hearts, beautiful to look at... and will chase a coyote for miles!!!

Anonymous asked:
Is it normal for an Akbash to hold my hand in his mouth when we go out to the horses in the morning?

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Its his way of being with you and protecting you. I have found the Akbash to be an amazing affectionate breed. Mine always lays on my feet or is somehow always touching me.

Anonymous asked:
Our Akbash swallowed a rock two days before Christmas last year requiring surgery and now 10... Our Akbash swallowed a rock two days before Christmas last year requiring surgery and now 10 months later he has swallowed a partial cow hoof. He almost had to have surgery the second time, but the radiologist realized that whatever was in his intestine was moving. Has anyone had this type of problem with their Akbash?

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Follow your vet's advice and watch your dog. You know your dog best and so you will know if something is wrong. Look for odd behavior and if anything is wrong, take him to the vet a.s.a.p. Since this has happened twice now, you must supervise your dog at all times when he has something large with him that he could swallow.

Anonymous

I've had Danes who kept small rocks underlip to induce salivation.

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Updated: 8/22/2017