Status: Current Dam
Classification: Outside Cross. Farm/Ranch/Family Guardian.
Height/weight: 31" 145 lbs
Sire: Turkish Malakli
Dam: Central Asian Shepherd
The Malabais are very much in line with the Olympic farm/ranch dog branch of the Olympicdogs Holy Trinity, and at least one will be bred to one of my Kangal x Boerboel males at their next heat.
The "Malakli" or "Aksaray dog" or Aksaray Malakli, or "boz", are basically a kangal with some Turkish mastiff in the mix IMO.
Which translates to an already a less independent, more biddable, type of Kangal. You might argue that all of those are the Turkish version of an Olympic farm/ranch dog. By whatever name they are Kangal with more mastiff, they will certainly be less independent than straight kangal
And the Central Asain are farther along the Molloser scale toward mastiffs, then some of the other LGD's like kangal, akbash, etc. as well.
So this "Malabai" combination is already half way home as an Olympic farm/ranch dog. Having witnessed how right and strong their natural instincts are as LGD's ( which is a thing you really don't teach ) I'm very excited to add them to program. Particularly so in lite of the fact they don't roam or demonstrate many of the traits associated with independence.
Is named as such cause she's gigantic.
She was the biggest pup in a litter that where all going to be freakishly large from a 180 lb. male Malakli and legit 160 lb female Alabai.
The most notable quality of Biggun is probably her over the top nurturing tendency. She wants to mother all creatures; goats, cats, anybody's puppies.... you name it. I've never seen maternal instincts quite like hers. And it makes her a very useful sort of brood mother, and great example, for any new pups we want to socialize around livestock, chickens, cats, etc. But don't let that fool you, everything outside the gate is considered a threat by Biggun, and she's as quick dog out here to raise her hackles on the run at any perceived trespass.
In short she's got all the right instincts for our farm/Ranch dog branch.
As the most recent additions to the program in the dusty camera era, there are very few photos, but I'll include some links to videos, which is more telling anyway. And interested parties can simply plug her name into the search window of our youtube channel, or combine "olympicdogs: and malabais" to bring them up from the general search window of youtube.
There is an interesting backstory on how I came to have the Malabais, if I get around to writing it will be the the word of dog section, under Backstories. And I think I may have spoken a bit about it in the some of the videos that feature the Malabais already.