What is a Kangal Dog?
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 verify the authenticity of any pedigrees BEFORE importing any dogs purporting to have KIF or FCI pedigrees as Kangal Dogs.