Rare Anatolian guard dog has eye operation
AKSARAY - Anadolu Agency
The Akasaray Malaklısı breed is the largest canine breed in Anatolia.Kiyaki, an 18-month-old dog of the rare Akasaray Malaklısı breed, the largest canine breed in Anatolia, has had an eye operation.
During the one hour operation, a hernia in Kiyaki’s eye was removed by İbrahim Demirkan, dean professor at the Veterinary Faculty of Aksaray University.
Demirkan said they had so far completed 15 operations on the Akasaray Malaklısı dogs, and had started compiling data on the anatomic structure of these dogs thanks to these operations.
In a project that started two years ago, the Aksaray Malaklısı dogs were sent to museums and ancient sites throughout Turkey in order to protect these sites.
Kiyaki is one of the dogs owned by the Aksaray Museum. “We brought Kiyaki to the faculty because of an eye infection. We are happy that he is healthy again,” said the museum’s deputy director, Fariz Demir.