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Dog Day Saturday 2023-01-28 – Aksaray Malaklisi

 

 

Dog Day Saturday 2023-01-28

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Aksaray Malaklisi

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Other names Malakl─▒ Karaba┼č
Origin Turkey
Breed status Not recognised as a breed by any major kennel club.
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Height 73ÔÇô78┬ácm (29ÔÇô31┬áin)
Coat short
Colour grey
Dog (domestic dog)

The┬áAksaray Malakl─▒s─▒┬áor┬áMalakl─▒ Karaba┼č┬áis a Turkish┬ábreed┬áof large┬álivestock guardian dog, from the

History
The Aksaray Malakl─▒s─▒ originates in, and is named for, the Aksaray Province in Central Anatolia. It is believed to descend from a common ancestor with the Kangal, but has been selectively bred for larger size and greater weight.[citation needed] Genetic analysis has shown it to be distinct breed other Turkish livestock guardian dog breeds, including the Kangal, Akbash and Kars.[3]

The “malakli” part of the breed name is said to be due to their pendulous jowls.[2][3]

Characteristics
The Aksaray Malakl─▒s─▒ usually stands between 73 and 78 centimetres (29 and 31 in) at the withers, with a body length of some 79 and 83 centimetres (31 and 33 in).[1] It is typically grey in colour with a black mask; the coat is short. The head and ears are large, the jowls are pendulous, and the tail is straight.[1][2][3] The dogs only obey commands from the master, and can be aggressive with other people. They typically do not tolerate working with other dogs of the same sex.[3]

Use
The Aksaray Malakl─▒s─▒ is used in its homeland to protect flocks of sheep from predators, especially wolves. A pair of Aksaray Malakl─▒s─▒, always a male and a female, can protect some 700-800 sheep.[3]

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