Life expectancy

12 years

Age adult

34 months

Height (Shoulder height)

80 cm


60 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / smooth / undercoat

Coat color

light brown to light grey with mask, all colours allowed

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint

Food expenses per month in €

about € 99

Suitable for children

Rather not

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not




Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


robust / alert / bold / territorial / protective / independent / independent / courageous

Bred for

watchdog / shepherd dog / guard dog

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint

Dog type according to FCI

not FCI approved

FCI description

Not FCI Approved

Short description

The Kangal can live outside all year round and protects his herd and his family. He needs a large area and is not a dog for beginners or even for the city. A breed recognized in Turkey, but not allowed to be export.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.