Akbash breed guard dogs Zoe and Toby choose a fallen tree to watch over the flock at Shepherd's Dairy, Anselmo, NE. Shepherd's is the only Grade A inspected sheep dairy in Nebraska. Before they got these dogs, coyotes once killed seven sheep in one night. The Akbash breed are naturally protective of animals they are raised with. The dogs can grow to 140 pounds. If they see a coyote, they'll chase it down and kill it, yet they are extremely gentle and calming with the sheep.