Anatolian Shepherd Dog
- Large to Giant
- Males - 20 inches, Females - 27 inches
- Males - 110 to 150 pounds; Females - 80 to 120 pounds
- Fawn with black mask, pinto, white or brindle
- 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.