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Difference Between Akbash and Great Pyrenees

Akbash vs Great Pyrenees

Akbash and Great Pyrenees are both livestock guardian breeds. Both the breeds are known for their huge body, keenness and sharp intelligence. But even then they differ in many ways, including their appearance and characteristics.

Akbash is a native of Western Turkey, belonging to the Akbas region. On the other hand, Great Pyrenees is a native of France and Spain. It inhibited the region of Pyrenees Mountains of Northern Spain and Southern France.
Great Pyrenees as a breed was known from the 1400s. It has been said that Akbash was developed about 3,000 years ago.
One can come across slight difference in the height and weight of these two breeds. While Akbash comes with a heaight of 71 to 81 inches, the Great Pyrenees comes with a height of about 69 to 81 inches. When comparing the weight, there is not much difference between Great Pyrenees and Akbash.
Akbash are leaner than Great Pyrenees. They have long legs and heavily feathered tails and have the characteristics of both mastiffs and sight hounds. They have very huge heads and powerful jaws. Akbash, which are white bodied and white-headed dogs, have double coats, having the characteristics of weather resistance.
The Great Pyrenees dogs are also very large and muscular. Just like Akbash, the Great Pyrenees comes with a two-layered coat — outer coat is long and under coat is thick. Moreover, the coats are weather resistant. They come in white with tan patches, solid white, wolf grey and pale yellow coats.
Summary
1. Akbash is a native of Western Turkey, belonging to the Akbas region. On the other hand, Great Pyrenees is a native of France and Spain. It inhibited the region of Pyrenees Mountains of Northern Spain and Southern France.
2. Akbash comes with a heaight of 71 to 81 inches, the Great Pyrenees comes with a height of about 69 to 81 inches.
3. When comparing the weight, there is not much difference between Great Pyrenees and Akbash.
4. Great Pyrenees as a breed was known from the 1400s. It has been said that Akbash was developed about 3,000 years ago.
5. Akbash are leaner than Great Pyrenees. They have long legs and heavily feathered tails and have the characteristics of both mastiffs and sight hounds.
6. Akbash, which are white bodied and white-headed dogs, have double coats, having the characteristics of weather resistance.
7. Great Pyrenees come in white with tan patches, solid white, wolf grey and pale yellow coats.


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