Akbash Dog / German Shepherd Dog Mix

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The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes. 

The pairing between an Akbash Dog and a German Shepherd Dog isn't all that common, but you may occasionally encounter this mix in a rescue. Because of the size and working dog background of this mix, owners need to be confident, consistent alphas to get the best from this mix.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Akbash Dog / German Shepherd Dog Mix is almost guaranteed to be a large, powerful dog.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, the Akbash in the mix could really ramp up the independence level of this particular dog. Know how to properly socialize and manage independent and sometimes stubborn dogs with the urge to take control if you can't demonstrate leadership.