This gorgeous girl is Sadie, she is a 13 month old Turkish Akbash. She lived on the end of a one meter chain until she was 10 months old, when she was rescued by Paws Patas animal shelter in Spain. Sadie is microchipped, vaccinated, neutered, and passported, she has been fostered and assessed in a home in the UK. She is house trained and can be left for up to 3 hours, she is not a chewer and she is not noisy. She stands 64cm from floor to shoulder and she weighs 38kg.
Sadie has been tested with horses, poultry, sheep, goats and other dogs and she is not reactive. The Akbash is a very large dog and Sadie weighs in at over 40kg. Her ideal home would be in a rural environment, with large breed experience preferred (but not essential to the right family). She can be homed with livestock but needs to be the only dog in the house unless there is another similar type dog because she is a young and BIG girl and will overwhelm smaller dogs. We would not home her with children under 15 because she is really still a big bouncy puppy and this would be too much for smaller children. She is a super friendly, all round big cuddly baby.
The Akbash is a large, white coated livestock guardian, originating from Western Turkey. The beautiful white coat does not smell and does not tangle or matt, but it will shed if not brushed 2 or 3 times a week. The coat is not fluffy and seems to repell dirt; a white dog that stays remarkably clean! Livestock guardians are bred to live with and protect livestock and if you are interested in Sadie, please research this breed. Livestock guardians are not big sheep dogs, they are guard dogs. Sadie will not work animals on a farm and she will not do agility but she will make an absolutely superb companion dog. The Akbash is not an aggressive guard, it is quietly vigilant and Sadie does not bark at every visitor coming to her fosterer’s house, because the breed are very discriminating. They are not a high energy dog; Sadie will be content with moderate exercise on walks but she must have the opportunity to mooch around outdoors in a decent sized garden, this is what she likes doing best. This is what she has been bred to do and this, which she does with her heart and soul for her family, is what makes her happy and keeps her content.
These dogs live with their charges 24/7, watching and surveying the perimeter of their territory, being quietly satisfied that all is well. Sadie is such an affectionate girl, so grateful for attention and this chance of a life that she has been given. She is now ready for a home of her own with people who can give her one on one attention and spend the time required to give her some training and structure. She would absolutely give her all to a devoted family and if you think that could be you please call Gillian.
Sadie is very friendly and affectionate. She is eager and willing to learn and is intelligent enough to learn quickly. Current location is in a foster home in Solihull West Midlands. Vaccinated, wormed, flea treated, Spayed, Microchipped and has a Pet Passport. Adoption Fee : £ 245.