Akbash dog photo and Wiki information – Download free Akbash dog images and pictures for everybody. The Akbash dog is native to western Turkey in the region known as the Akbaş, and it is primarily used as a livestock guardian dog, but is also recorded to be used as a shepherd dog. It is officially recognized by the Dog Breeds and Kinology Federation (KIF), aka the Turkish Kennel Club.
This breed was introduced to North America in the 1970s by Americans Judith and David Nelson who had been conducting research on white coloured dogs in Turkey.
Archeological evidence suggests that the earliest civilizations arose in the parts of the world began to domesticate animals and cultivate (or domesticate) plants. In short order there would have been a need for livestock protection dogs to care for the livestock.
The other white breeds of livestock protection dogs from around the world include, but may not be limited to:
– Aidi or Chien De L’Atlas, originally from North Africa (preferred color white, but other colors appear)
– Great Pyrenees, of the Pyrenees Mountain area in France and Spain (may have light/med. spots)
– Greek Sheepdog, from Greece
– Komondor from Hungary
– Kuvasz from Hungary (white or ivory)
– Maremma-Abruzzese Sheepdog, from the Maremma plains and from the Abruzzi mountainous region of Italy (may have light yellow/orange on ears)
– Polish Tatra Sheepdog or Owczarek Podhalanski, from Poland
– Romanian Sheepdog or Carpathian Sheepdog, from Romania (usually white with pied brown)
– Slovak Cuvac or Slovensky Tchouvatch, from Slovakia
– South Russian Ovtcharka or South Russian Sheepdog