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
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

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.

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