Anatolian World

The Akbash Origins

In the dog fancy, enthusiasm often develops among breeders to "specialize"; whereupon certain colors, strains, coat types, or general appearances or ability which they favor becomes a goal for their kennel. One way of attempting to establish uniformity to their goals is to inbreed.

A study of foundation dog photos and their pedigrees can be especially enlightening 'snapshots in Time'. Sometimes breeders succeed in 'fixing' a certain 'look' (and perhaps, other unexpected genetic tendencies) to the dogs of their specific kennels. Others take a different route and contribute yet more variables.

It is this same general tendency to select by phenotype, which causes shifts in native dogs regional types - each one playing a part in a snapshot of time.


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