The Akbash has a double coat with furs that are short and smooth. The ears seem to have a biscuit coloring on them. The legs of this dog are long, and it has feathered curls on its tail. The inner coat may not be entirely white. You may notice some blackish-brown fur beneath the outer layer.

Some Akbash dogs have short coatings while others a long one. It sheds heavily on different seasons. The tail and the legs have a long wavy coat.

The regions surrounding the eyes, nose, and lips are black, but they turn light during cold temperatures. The bodies of these dogs are strong and flexible. The neck area is loose preventing them from getting hurt during fights.

The head of an Akbash dog may be medium or heavy, and the ears are floppy. A male Akbash dog weighs 140 POUNDS while a female can weigh 80 pounds. These dogs can bark in excess if they suspect unusual activities. You may find that your dog has a habit of digging as they try to cope with harsh conditions.

The character of this dog is not the best to stay with. It is a flock guardian or a show dog and not one that you place on your lap for companionship. The dog is calm and unaggressive. It is not a shy type but remains aware of its surroundings.

It remains alert to spot any strangers as well as unusual sounds. The instincts of this dog can tell changes in the surroundings. It may not be aggressive but can discern usual from unusual circumstances. This ability is what makes it perfect for guarding livestock. It portrays power on predators but shows calmness on goat kids or young children.

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