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The Anatolian Shepherd is part of the Working, Molosser; Flock Guard group. The Anatolian Shepherd is a dog with Excellent problem solving abilities. The trainability of the Anatolian Shepherd is Above Average. It was breed to be good for Herding, Protection, Watch Dog The Anatolian Shepherd lifestyle is Prefer to be outside dogs; all weather

Anatolian Shepherds are susceptible to eyelid entropion, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia, they are sensitive to anesthesia. The Anatolian Shepherd's immunity often takes longer to develop than with many other breeds and therefore young Anatolians should be given extra vaccinations against parvo-virus. It is important that when contacting a Anatolian Shepherd breeder that you express health concern issues and ask the breeder what they are doing in order to help mimimize them.

Please don't purchase your Anatolian Shepherd from a petstore which commonly are known to support Anatolian Shepherd puppy mills. Doing so only promotes inproper breeding ethics and promotes current Anatolian Shepherd health issues. The AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC registries recognize the Anatolian Shepherd breed standard.

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Anatolian Shepherd
Group:  Working, Molosser; Flock Guard
Shoulder Height: 29.25 in - 31.75 in
Weight: 80-160 pounds
Exercise req'd: Medium amount
Intelligence: Above Average
Suitability for kids: Excellent
Registries: AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC, SKC, WWKC, FIC


Country of Origin: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a guardian breed with its origin in Turkey. Quite probably more than 6,000 years old, the breed is impressive in size, serving as the Turkish shepherd's frontline defense from predators. Developed to withstand Turkey's harsh climate, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog has evolved to endure the nomadic lifestyle of the shepherds.

Character: Courageous, shy and stubborn.

Temperment: Get along well with animals they have grown up with. Gentle with family and friends, shy around strangers.

Coat: Short and smooth hair, longer around the collar and tail.

Care While shedding, use a metal comb with two rows of teeth to remove dead hairs.

Colour: Black masked fawns; brindle; tricolor; white; black

Comments: Diggers. Will bark at disturbances, especially at night. Need consistent and continuous obedience training.

Purposes: Herding, Protection, Watch Dog

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