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Determination of some physiological characteristics in Kangal breed of Turkish shepherd dogs

Author(s): Mustafa KOÇKAYA | Yusuf Ziya OĞRAK | Milivoje UROŠEVIĆ

Journal: Journal of Agricultural Faculty of Gaziosmanpasa University
ISSN 1300-2910

Volume: 30;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 91;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Kangal dog | physiology | altitude

: In this study, 24 healthy Kangal dogs, whose fundamental duty is flock guard, were used in three different regions (1950 m altitude of Karasar, 1225 m altitude of Divriği and 918 m altitude of Çiğdemli) of Sivas province (homeland for Kangal dogs). Mean pulse, respiration and body temperature values of the Kangal dogs at rest and 10 minutes post-exercise were respectively; 93.00 and 113.96/m; 22.58 and 35.38/m; 37.60 and 37.77ºC. Male Kangals had higher body temperature than did females only after exercise (P
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