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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:13 AM

Turkmenistan dedicates holiday to enormous national dog breed

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/26/turkmenistan-dedicates-holiday-to-enormous-national-dog-breed


Turkmenistan marked a new holiday on Sunday dedicated to its national and very large Alabai dog breed, to which its longtime leader has already erected a gilded monument and written an ode.

I am sure Turkmenistan is a horrible country in some way I am ignorant, but I can't hate a country that like its puppies.



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Reply Turkmenistan dedicates holiday to enormous national dog breed (Original post)
cinematicdiversions Apr 26 OP
mopinko Apr 26 #1
MissB Apr 26 #2
mopinko Apr 26 #3
get the red out Apr 26 #9
mopinko Apr 26 #4
Bayard Apr 26 #5
jmbar2 Apr 26 #6
get the red out Apr 26 #7
hlthe2b Apr 26 #8
Effete Snob Apr 26 #10

Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:15 AM

1. pics not showing.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:19 AM

2. They do show for me

The dogs are huge.

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Response to MissB (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:21 AM

3. yeah, i googled a bit.

110 lb min for a male. that's a big dog.
must be related to pyrenees. i have a 120 lb gp mutt, and saw pics that looked just like him.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:11 PM

9. Has to be a herd guardian

Like GPs and Anatolian Shepherds. Herd guardings look so noble.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:21 AM

4. now i see them.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:31 AM

5. That's a whole heap of dog!

Interesting that such a large breed would be livestock herders originally, instead of guardians. I will look them up.

The Turkmenistan Akhal-Teke breed of horse is quite beautiful as well. They look metalic.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:03 PM

6. I've seen pics of this breed and thought it was clickbait

Amazing. Had to look it up. Very cute as puppies

Here's another pic for comparison

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:06 PM

7. WOW

You'd need a saw to trim those nails!

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:09 PM

8. I LOVE giant breed dogs. I'd take that guy in a heartbeat, but doubt I could afford the feed bill..

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:12 PM

10. Every dog has his day

But it is worth pointing out that Turkmenistan is ruled by a brutal and quite insane dictator who took power after being the previous president's dentist.

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