JD: Where in the USA can I buy a Kangal Dog? The price? Thanks?
Turkish Kangal Dog
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Answer by SL
There are a few reputable Kangal breeders here in the US, although there is a serious debate over the Kangal vs. Anatolian Shepherd. They are considered seperate breeds by some, the same breed by others....so, take your pick. Although they are recognized by the two major breed clubs here in the US (the AKC recognizes the Anatolian, and the UKC recognizes both the Kangal and the Anatolian). Both are wonderful specimines, and I've reasearched and considered Anatolians in depth myself.
I would reccomend that you check with the breed clubs for the particular breeds - the ASDCA for the Anatolians, and the KDCA for the Kangal Dog. I will post the links below.
The prices for both dogs will range, depending on if you're looking at pet vs. working vs. show bred dogs. In my area (Colorado) the prices start at around $ 500 and easily go up from there. Best idea is to contact current breeders and ask.
Answer by Vose, RockyMountainK
There are Kangals for sale coast to coast. You just have to look REALLY hard. My price is $1800. I will warn you a "women" from Georgia ripped me off for $3,000. That was $2,500 for pic of litter and $500 for his vet and his plane ticket… so don't shop in Georgia!!!
Some people will sell pups for for cheap but they go really quick and are usually substandard puppies…
Whatever you do dont get a registered dog…. the UKC and AKC both allow inbreeding…. parent to offspring… please don't support that machine… Inbreeding like that is illegal in humans for a reason…. dogs shouldn't be treated any less.
Answer by Robert
Rocky Mountain it seems you are misinformed, uneducated and without a doubt from a limited gene pool yourself. I bought my dog from a great breeder in Georgia. Her website has a complete lineage chart and her dogs are registered to that chart. There are no gene pool issues with her dogs and you should be ashamed of yourself for providing no proof to your drivel since it’s just gossip. I emailed breeder and hope she sues you for being reckless and irresponsible in your post on this site.
Answer by Ani q
Why non just google it? There are some choices in the search results.
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