Rocky Mountain Kangal
Boz Shepherd Livestock Guardian dogs and Kangal Livestock Guardian dogs
Boz Shepherd and Kangals are an ancient landrace breed of Livestock Guardian dogs from Türkiye. They evolved by being bred by nature not by man. Survival of the fittest decided who got to live and breed. The Kangals and Boz Shepherd dogs have been around for thousands of years. Back then they had to fight off Wolves, Stripped Hyenas, Brown Bears, Asiatic Lions, Anatolian Leopards, Persian Leopards and the Caspian Tiger to name a few. So for todays predator problems the Boz and Kangal are top choices to guard your livestock and family.
The dogs called Kangal are to some a specific type of dog with a tight standard and location of origin(Kangal, Sivas) To others a Kangal can be a Kangal type or a Akbash, Panter Kangal or other Kangal Turkish LGD type dog from a wider standard and location of origin. The Boz Shepherd is very similar. To some Boz Shepherd dogs are only from Tuzkoy and with a certain strict standard. To others the name Boz Shepherd can be a Boz type or a Yörük, Guregh or other Boz type dog from a wider geographic origin. Traditionally in Türkiye the dogs traveled with the people and livestock and so bloodlines were traded and therefore the types are very similar. Some people want to have each type and sub-type to have its own name. Others use names like Anatolian, Kangal, Yoruk or Boz Shepherd to describe a wider type of dogs.
This is just a shot at explaining things. Things can never be explained correctly by anybody as these names and origins have been argued over time. And when you look at the Family names, Town names, Pride, Hatred, Competition, Money, Bragging rights, War and Religion involved, things will probably be argued forever. Boz is a color, it is a family name, it is a mountain area and the name some use to describe a type of Turkish LGD. Kangal is the name of a town and also the name some use to describe a type of Turkish LGD. Wether you are trying to argue for a specific name or for a general name, what can not be argued is that Tukish Livestock Guardian Dogs are among the best in the Old World and the New World!
"Kangal" males average between 29-32" 100-140lbs. "Boz Shepherd" males average between 30"-36" 130-180lbs. Boz Shepherds also tend to carry more bone, especially in their front legs. Some random male Boz Shepherds may grow to be taller than 36" up to 41" and 250lbs. This is random because it is not to be bred for.
Our Kangal and Boz Shepherds are selected and paired to produce the best pups possible. We strive to breed for the best health, conformation, disposition, work ethics, speed, strength, size, intelligence and social ability with livestock and children. The proof is in the pudding. Look into our Image Gallery for some pics of that proof.
All of our dogs are safe with children, have passed aggression tests, have hip x-rays, have elbow x-rays, work guarding livestock and work guarding the house. Some of these dogs have gone on to also do therapy work, some dogs are pets and some do protection work or schutzhund type work. Some guard hikers and bikers covering over 50 miles in less than half a day. When you get a large dog that likes to run fast they can reach top speeds of 40-45mph. Hard to believe I know, but when you get a good Kangal or Boz dog you can just let the dog do the talking for you.
Boz Shepherd Puppies for sale and Kangal Puppies for sale
Rocky Mountain Kangal will have Boz Shepherd puppies and Kangal puppies for sale yearly. Some of our Kangal litters and Boz Shepherd litters will be pure and some will be a cross between the two breeds. We are breeding for good working dogs in wolf country. This includes size, structure, work ethics, disposition towards friendly humans, friendly dogs and livestock.
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