|Barked: Mon Nov 23, '09 3:58pm PST |
|A kangal is a somewhat primative, hard-hitting livestock guardian from Asia. They're relatively high energy, high protection drive, challenging to obedience train, and very, very large. Pound for pound, they're some of the strongest dogs you could ever, ever hope to meet. 120 pounds of the strongest pound for pound dog, to be exact. They're also moderately heavy shedders. They're not a dog for the average dog fancier, and they're a hard dog to handle.
Boxers are happy, over-the-top active brachycephalic dogs bred to guard and bait bulls, but lately just a fun family dog that is boisterous, playful, and all-around delightful.
NOW. How is that dog anything like your number two match, a Golden Retriever? Does a mix between those breeds sound like a good idea to anyone?!
I'm not against crossbreeding or creating new breeds if done responsibly, but I can't imagine a responsible breeder creating a BoxerXKangal cross.
If any dogsters know of anyone who does so responsibly, please let me know.
Although I did appreciate that general mixed breed was on there. I can't remember how they phrased it, but I liked that.