The Kangal dog may not be an ideal choice for a novice and/or uneducated owner. They are an independent breed with a headstrong nature. Extra vigilance is required when the dogs are brought into urban settings. Experience has shown that some of them eventually get abandoned due to their size and unique needs. Kangals tend to be avid chewers and diggers. They need lengthy, daily walks as roaming large distances is in their nature. They also need a large yard, tall and secure fencing. Their extra-large size, strength and autonomous personality make Kangal a challenge, even for the experienced. Our hope is that potential buyers educate themselves about the breed, consider all aspects of caring for a Kangal dog, and access support from a responsible breeder, or local Kangal club.