SOME MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND GROWTH OF KANGAL TURKISH SHEPHERD PUPPIES UNTIL THE WEANING AGE


Elmaz O., Aksoy O. A. , DİKMEN S.

BULGARIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE, vol.18, no.6, pp.980-986, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : BULGARIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.980-986

Abstract

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.