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Anatolian Shepherds

Anatolian Shepherds are intelligent, independent, and dominant dogs.  They are very portective of their family and flock, and consider themselves to be constantly "on-duty".

Anatolian Shepherds are calm, friendly and affectionate with their family.  The are not friendly with strangers, and is very reserved with those outside the family.

Their temperament is affected by a number of factors, including heredity, training, and social exposure.  Puppies with nice temperaments are curious, playful and willing to approach people.  One should choose an average puppy, not the one who is fighting with his mates or the one who is hiding in the corner.

Like other dogs, Anatolian Shepherds need early social exposure.  They should be exposed to many people, places, sounds and climates when they are young.  This ensures that your Anatolian Shepherd puppy grows up to be a fit dog.

 

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.

Updated September 17, 2017