Welcome to the Kangal Dog Club of America!

Kangal Dogs are a traditional and very old livestock guardian breed from Turkey. Noble in character and impressive in conformation, we believe Kangal Dogs combine the very best traits in a working livestock guardian, as well as a partner and companion dog.  Whether you are looking for a LGD or a very special family companion and protector, a carefully bred, authentic Kangal Dog may be the perfect choice.


The Kangal Dog Club of America is the national parent club for the UKC and the only club in North America dedicated to this marvelous breed. Please peruse the webpages for helpful information, answers to your questions, and contact information. You can find answers to the following questions in the Resources link.


  • Do you want to learn more about our breed's characteristics, history, and health, livestock guarding abilities?


  • Are you looking for a breeder, possibilities for rescue, or do you want to meet other dogs and their owners?


  • Do you own a registered Kangal Dog already? We invite you to join us and learn more about our breed's spirit and working abilities.


  • Do you have an unregistered Kangal dog? Are you thinking of importing a Kangal dog? Please contact us for more information. The KDCA is committed to maintaining an open registry for qualified dogs and promoting diversity and health and mental soundness in our breed. 


We hold a friendly, educational and fun national specialty - where learning and meeting other owners is our main focus. We also host a members only KDCA Facebook group, publish an informative newsletter, and an annual Kangal Dog calendar. Check out our shop for more unique Kangal products.

2018 National Specialty Show

The 2018 KDCA National Specialty will be held on June 13, 2018 in conjunction with UKC's Premier in Kalamazoo, MI.

Time is yet to be determined and will be announced.

Thinking of Buying a Kangal Dog?


We are always looking for qualified adoption homes for Kangal Dogs!
Please see our Rescue page for more information.

KDCA Membership

Do you own a Kangal Dog? Want to meet others who own the same wonderful breed? 


Download the PDF membership form, and send it in to begin!


Contact the KDCA to:

  • Subscribe to our membership email list

  • And share stories and training tips with other Kangal owners!

  • Once a member, join our Facebook community! Post photos and videos, get notified of rescues efforts, lots of helpful Q&A. As a KDCA Member, you have exclusive access to this knowledgeable community of Kangal Dog lovers. 

Kangal Dog Registration

Registration of your dog is important to:


  • Establish your dog as a purebred Kangal Dog 

  • Protect the integrity of the Kangal Dog gene pool 

  • Provide puppy owners with official pedigrees


See our page on Single Registration for more information.


Contact the Single Registration Committee to learn about UKC Registration for imported dogs and their progeny.


For more information about the United Kennel club, visit www.ukcdogs.com.

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