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July 18, 2017

Anatolian Shepherds: Living Conditions

 

Anatolian Shepherds are not recommended for apartment life. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least a large yard. This breed is very suspicious of strangers, and it is therefore necessary to provide a secure, fenced yard.

Highlights

Anatolian Shepherds are independent and less eager to please as compared to the other breeds.
They will act if they think there is a threat.
Secure fencing is required.
Best diggers.
Good Guardians.
Some can be dog-aggressive.
Shed profusely, specially in the spring.
Sensitive to anesthesia.

Details

Height: Males 28 – 30 inches, Females 26 – 28 inches
Weight: Males 100 – 150 pounds, Females 90 – 130 pounds
Life span: 10-15 years.
Litter Size: 5 – 10 puppies
Large, rugged and powerful livestock guardian
Neck is thick, powerful and has a slight dewlap
Back is muscular and level