Originated in central Turkey. Recognized breed in U.S. since 1968. Known for silky coat and playful personality.
Medium-sized muscular body. Distinctive features include long fur coat, tufted ears and eyes like precious metals.
Requires daily brushing and combing to prevent matting and manage shedding. Trim nails every 2-3 weeks.
Intelligent, energetic and curious. Bonds strongly with families. Loves toys and interactive play.
This active breed requires regular play sessions and puzzle feeders to meet mental and physical needs.
Exercise & Toys
Feed high-quality food rich in taurine and fatty acids for skin/coat health. Ensure access to clean, fresh water.
Diet & Care
Some genetic health issues exist like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Research breeder health screens carefully.