This study was carried, out to determine growth and survival characteristics of Kangal Turkish shepherd puppies during suckling period. Body weight, survival ratio and some body measurements of the Kangal, Turkish shepherd puppies during this period were examined. In addition, effects of mother's age, litter size and sex of the puppy on these body measurements were investigated. The study was conducted on 38 puppies. (12 female, 26 male) born from six Kangal Turkish Shepherd bitches.