2003, Cilt 19, Sayı 1-2, Sayfa(lar) 017-020
A Study on Mead Measurements ol' Kangal and Akbaş Turkish Shepherd Dogs
Cafer Tepeli, Orhan Çetin
Ş.U, Veteriner Fakülıesi, Zootekni Anabilim Dalı, KONYA
Keywords: Kangal, Akbaş, Turkish Shepherd Dogs, Head Measurements

The compare of head measurements of Kangal and Akbaş Turkish Shepherd Dogs has been aimed in this study. Four different head measurements of 63 dogs {33 Kangal and 30 Akbaş Dogs) at one year of age were taken. The Least Squares Melhod was used as statistical analysis. At first age, in Kangal and Akbaş dogs, average length of head were 28.36 and 27.90 cm, length of muzzle were 11.81 and 11.84 cm. circumference of head were 48.43 and 44.72 cm. circumference of muzzle were 28.83 and 25.33 cm. respectively. As a result, It can be said thai Kangal and Akbaş Shepherd Dogs have mesaticephalic skull type and Kangal dogs have wider head and thicker muzzle than Akbaş dogs (P<0.05).