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Kangal Dogs



The Kangal Dog is a native Turkish livestock guardian breed, and in Turkey this historic breed goes by no other name. It is registered in the USA by the United Kennel Club (UKC), a respected registry for over 100 years, whose focus is on the "Total Dog."

The Kangal Dog Club of America (KDCA) is the National UKC Breed Club for the Kangal Dog.

        WARNING: Fraudulent Pedigrees

We are still seeing examples of fraudulent pedigrees on dogs being imported from Eastern Europe. These pedigrees lie about the names of dogs, owners/breeders of dogs, have inaccurate registration numbers, and bear unauthorized copies of KIFand FCI seals. These dogs are being imported as Kangals, Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, Turkish Shepherds, and others.


Please consult with our Single Registration Committee to help you verify the authenticity of any pedigrees BEFORE you import any dogs purporting to have KIF or FCI pedigrees as Kangal Dogs.


Kangal Dogs are a traditional and very old livestock guardian breed from Turkey. Noble in character and impressive in conformation, we believe Kangal Dogs combine the very best traits in a working livestock guardian, as well as a partner and companion dog.


Whether you are looking for a LGD or a very special family companion and protector, a carefully bred, authentic Kangal Dog may be the perfect choice.​ Check out our page Is a Kangal Dog Right For Me?

We hold a friendly, educational and fun National Specialty Show - where learning and meeting other owners is our main focus. You can see photos of our Specialty in the Gallery


We also host a members-only KDCA Facebook group, publish an informative newsletter, and an annual Kangal Dog calendar. Check out our KDCA Shop for more unique Kangal products.

The Kangal Dog Club of America is the national parent club for the UKC and the only club in North America dedicated to this marvelous breed. You can find answers to the following questions:


  • Do you want to learn more about our breed's characteristics, history, and health, livestock guarding abilities? See Breed History & Standard.


  • Are you looking for a breeder, possibilities for rescue, or do you want to meet other dogs and their owners? Check out our Breeders.


  • Do you own a registered Kangal Dog already? We invite you to join us and learn more about our breed's spirit and working abilities by checking out our new Blog and Reading Room.


  • Do you have an unregistered Kangal dog? Are you thinking of importing a Kangal? The KDCA is committed to maintaining an open registry for qualified dogs and promoting diversity and health and mental soundness in our breed. Please feel free to contact us for more information, and also  check out our page on Registration and Importing Dogs.

KDCA Membership

Do you own a Kangal Dog?

Would you like to meet others who own the same wonderful breed? 


Click the button below to download the membership form. It's quick and easy!

To learn more before filling out the form, head to our Membership page. There you'll find some of the many reasons why membership is worth it for both you and your dog.


Feel free to contact the KDCA to:

  • Ask specific questions

  • Get more information on how to volunteer as a KDCA member.

Kangal Dog UKC Registration

Why is registering your dog important?

  • Establishes your dog as a purebred Kangal Dog 

  • Protects the integrity of the Kangal Dog gene pool 

  • Provides puppy owners with official pedigrees

Contact the KDCA's Single Registration Committee to learn more about UKC (United Kennel Club) Registration for imported dogs and their progeny. 


Click the button below, or the following link, for more information on Single Registration.


For more information about the UKC visit them here:

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