Dikkulak
Other namesTurkish Dikkulak, Dikkulak Köpeği, Çivikulak, Zagar
OriginTurkey
Traits
Height Males 11.0 in (27.9 cm)
Females 10.9 in (27.7 cm)
Weight Males 22 lb (10.1 kg)
Females 23 lb (10.5 kg)
Coat short
Color white, black, brown, tan, piebald
Dog (domestic dog)

The Dikkulak is a small spitz dog native to the Agri, Ardahan, Erzurum, Igdir, and Kars provinces in Turkey, the same areas as the Kangal. It is used as a small guard dog.[1]

History

The Dikkulak is a local breed native to the Agri, Ardahan, Erzurum, Igdir and Kars Provinces in Turkey.[2]

It is used as a watch dog, for which it is either tethered or allowed to roam in an enclosed area. Breeders say that the number of dogs is gradually decreasing.[3]

Characteristics

The Dikkulak is a small, compact spitz dog with erect ears. It is similar in appearance to the Pembroke Corgi. It has a short haired coat in white, black, brown, tan, and piebald.[4][1]

As a watch dog, the Dikkulak is vocal and not friendly to strangers. They are able to distinguish between a stranger and someone they know. They do not attack people but they do bark.

They are not suitable as pet dogs, because they need to be outside and have space to run around.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Yilmaz, Orhan; Ertuğrul, Mehmet; Wilson, Richard Trevor (2019-09-22). "The domestic livestock resources of Turkey: breed descriptions and status of guard and hunting dogs". Research Gate. Retrieved 2023-07-27.
  2. ^ Yilmaz, Orhan (2012). "Native Dog Breeds Of Turkey". Academia. Retrieved 2023-07-27.
  3. ^ Yilmaz, Orhan; Ertuğrul, Mehmet (2012). "Türkiye Yerli Köpek Irk ve Tipleri" [Native Dogs Breeds and Types of Turkey]. Iğdır Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi [Iğdır University Journal of the Institute of Science and Technology] (in Turkish). 2 (1): 99–106. Retrieved 2023-07-27.
  4. ^ a b Yilmaz, Orhan; Ertuğrul, Mehmet (2015). "Some Morphological Traits Of The Erect-Ear (Zağar) Dog in Turkey". academia. Retrieved 2023-07-27.