That really is a sheep dog! Shepherd’s hound suckles two rejected lambs alongside her own five puppies
- Kezban, the three-year-old Kangal Shepherd Dog, took in two abandoned lambs
- The dog looks after the lambs and feeds them, alongside her own five puppies
- The lambs were born the same time as the puppies but ewe refused to feed them
This heartwarming footage shows a sheepdog suckling two young lambs after their mother rejected them – alongside her own five pups.
Kezban, the three-year-old Kangal Shepherd Dog, lives in the village of Ihsaniye in Caycuma, which is in the north-western province of Zonguldak, Turkey.
According to Kezban’s owner, Suat Karakas, the dog gave birth to five puppies last month while at the same time a ewe delivered two lambs – but refused to feed them.
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Luckily, Kezban ‘adopted’ the lambs and lets them suckle on her teats to build up their strength.
Saban Erol, 46, who works as a shepherd on the farm, told local media that he was stunned to see Kezban caring for the lambs alongside her puppy litter.
He said: ‘The lambs are constantly running after Kezban. She takes more care of the lambs than her own puppies.
According to Kezban’s owner, the dog gave birth to five puppies last month while at the same time a ewe delivered two lambs – but refused to feed them
‘Kangals are very loyal dogs so maybe she acts like this because she spends most of her time with sheep.
‘We give extra food to the lambs too. This way, they will grow up to be healthy.
‘Even when we try to separate them, they still go after the dog.’
Luckily, Kezban, the three-year-old Kangal Shepherd Dog, took in the two lambs and feeds them alongside her own puppies
The Kangal Shepherd Dog is a large livestock dog originating from the Sivas Province of Turkey and the Caspian region of Iran and Azerbaijan.
They are typically used to protect flocks against wolves, bears and jackals in Turkey.
In recent years, Kangals have been exported to African countries like Namibia and Kenya because of their commanding size and effectiveness as a guard dog.
Saban Erol, 46 (pictured), who works as a shepherd on the farm, said he was stunned to see Kezban caring for the lambs
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