Family buys a 'Labrador' pup, but soon realise they have a Kangal instead

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The importance of choosing a reputable breeder is evident in this story! This family got more than they bargained for when they purchased a ‘Labrador’ puppy…

By Justine Seraphin

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Several months ago, a German family brought their puppy to the shelter. They’d only had the puppy for a week, but they were already realising that he was too much for them to handle.

They assured shelter staff that the puppy came from a Labrador breeder.

Labrador puppy is something very different

Yet, as days went by and the puppy started to grow, shelter staff realised that the Lab in question had a little secret. Indeed, the pup, named Klausi, was not a Labrador at all. He was a Kangal dog!

Also known as Anatolian Shepherds, Kangals are large dogs who need a firm hand. No doubt Klausi’s previous owners realised this and decided they’d bitten off more than they could chew.

Learn more about the Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherd rescue loves his new life

Beware of backyard breeders and puppy farmers! They’re ready to tell you everything you want to hear just so they can sell you their puppies – who often suffer from a panoply of health issues. Hearing Klausi’s previous family wanted a Lab puppy, this breeder clearly didn’t hesitate to tell them that this Kangal pup he was selling them was indeed a Lab…

Not to worry though, since then, Klausi has joined a new family and he couldn’t be happier. He lives on a farm with lots of other rescue dogs and cats, as well as chickens that he loves to watch! 

Enjoy, Klausi! 

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