Region: Sivas - Kangal
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Kangal is a town and a district of Sivas Province of Turkey and world famous for its dogs.
The Sivas Kangal Dog is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris), and is the national breed of Turkey. This dog, which can grow as large as pounds (75 kg), was originally used as a Livestock guardian dog.
The Kangal Dog's protectiveness and gentleness with small children and animals has led to its growing popularity as a guardian for families as well as it watches members of its flock with extreme devotion.
There is also a thermal bath which has become famous world-wide for the alleviation of symptoms related to the skin diseases psoriasis and dermatitis.