Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Size
Large to Giant
Height
Males - 20 inches, Females - 27 inches
Weight
Males - 110 to 150 pounds; Females - 80 to 120 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Fawn with black mask, pinto, white or brindle
Energy
Medium
Activities
Conformation, Herding

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog originated in rural Turkey about 6,000 years ago to guard livestock and serve as a companion to shepherds. Large, powerful and possessive, this breed adores his family but can be suspicious of strangers. The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has two coat varieties, Short and Rough, both which require little grooming. The breed does best with moderate exercise.

Did you know?

This breed is slow to mature, reaching adulthood at about 4 years of age.

Training Anatolian Shepherd Dogs

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