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Int. J. Livest. Res.. 2012; 2(3): 155-158

Some morphological characteristics of Kangal Dogs raised in various parts of Turkey. II. Body indexes and angles


This study was performed to analyze data of some morphological characteristics of Kangal Dogs raised in various parts of Turkey. The data collected from 432 male and 303 female, total 735 dogs were examined at 3 different groups as sheep breeders, civil and official dog breeding farms. Collected data were analyzed for sex, coat colour, style of breeding, national and local regions using methods of ANOVA and Duncan. Descriptive statistics of body index, limb index, head index, face index, muzzle index, angle of front pawn, angle of rear pawn, angle of shoulder, and angle of haunch at Kangal Dogs were found as 89.2, 47.5, 46.7, 114.4, 41.1%; 21.8, 32.1, 106.9, 132 respectively. It could be concluded that the real examples of Turkish Kangal Shepherd Dogs could be found in a place where dogs raised by sheep breeders rather than raised at official or civil breeding farms.

Key words: Kangal Dog, morphological characteristics, proportion of body, body angles.

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