The Akbash originated in Turkey, where they were bred as guardian dogs or livestock. This pooch will make an excellent watchdog for your home. They are loyal, independent, and easy to train. In fact, some Akbash can be trained as service dogs. Just take a look at the adorable pup in the Akbash photos shown below.
If you’re thinking about adopting an Akbash puppy, then there are a few things you need to know. Due to their guardian history, that’s what they know and are used to. When it comes to being overall friendly, great with kids, strangers, and other dogs, they might be wary at first. Luckily, this pooch can be trained and socialized early to get along with others. However, they have moderate friendly levels because they are also on guard and independent.
This large purebred is a heavy shedder. If you want to keep the shedding at bay and keep their coat clean and healthy, weekly brushing and grooming are necessary. On the other hand, this is a low-energy dog breed. So, they don’t require much exercise. A nice, daily walk will keep them fit. Otherwise, they’ll be just as happy to keep watch in the backyard. They are an adaptable breed, so that they could be in an apartment, especially with their low energy levels. However, given their large size, you might want to get them a yard where they can stretch their legs.
To truly understand this breed, you can look at some of these photos of the dog from a puppy right through to a senior dog. Click on any of the links, and you will discover some of the very best Instagram accounts to follow. As you will see from the photos, this is a breed you will quickly fall in love with.
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