Akbash Dog

Breed Information

Akbas Çoban Köpegi
Akbash

Turkey

Working

Medium

Dog

10 -12.5 years

Male: 28-34 in (71-86 cm)
Female: 27-32 in (69-81 cm)

Male: 90-140 pounds (41-64kg)
Female : 75-105 pounds (34-48kg)

White

Overview

The Akbash Dog is a white livestock guardian breed native to the plains and mountains of western Turkey. While the origins of the breed are obscure, it is known to be an ancient pure breed. The Akbash Dog is the Turkish counterpart of the other white guardian breeds found around the northern Mediterranean Basin. However, only the Akbash Dog possesses its unique combination of Mastiff and gazehound characteristics.