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Just wanted to share some pictures of what I consider an amazing Giant Breed of Dog.
The Turkish Boz Shepherd is a wonderful and very capable guardian of Farm and Family. Capable and content working as a Livestock Guardian Dog or being part of the Family.
They are a very physically capable dog with regards to speed, strength and agility. Rugged and tough as the job they have been bred to do, these are dogs that do not need pampering.
pictures of Boz in Turkey.



Here are some pictures of my pups.



Here is a place to look up some information on the breed.
http://www.itgdc.com/index.htm
 

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Are they related to Anatolian shepherds? I have an Anatolian and am absolutely in love with this breed. Very powerful dog with such gentleness towards their owners. Very nice dogs.
 

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Hello,

The Boz Shepherd is very similar to the Anatolian, Kangal and Yoruk. They have much the same personality, tempeament and guarding style.

They are actually a subtype of Yoruk, which are the dogs of the Nomadic Shepherds of Turkey.

All the dogs in Turkey are Landrace Working Livestock Guardian dogs. Seperating out the regional types is both confusing and controversial.

The Boz are just a Regional Type from South East Turkey. Although they are huge, they are also very strong, fast and agile. They live from 10-15 years, and are a very rugged and tough dog.
Health issues are fewer than most any other large breed. Harsh environment, tough work and extreme selection has played a part in forming them.

Here are some links with more information.
http://www.itgdc.com/turkish_boz_shepherd.htm
http://www.naturalbornguardians.com/turkish_boz_shepherd_dogs.htm




 

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That is a beautiful dog! I think it is wonderful that they have a life span of that length. I wish more large/giant breeds did.
 
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