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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Anatolian Shepherd Dog
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This breed has its starting point in-Turkey, where they have been used as guard-dogs for property & livestock. The Anatolian-sheepdog is an old-fashioned-breed that is more than 6000-years old. These dogs were famous for their-ability to decide on autonomous-decisions and, in addition, for the ability to survive in severe-climates. This was necessary for the itinerant-lifestyle of which they were a-part. The Anatolian-sheepdog is seen as the national-image of Turkey.


The breed is an exceptionally-given breed that’s also regularly used as-watchdogs. The Anatolian-sheepdog is intelligent and highly-trainable. They acquire new skills that are really-easy, but not suitable to beginners. The Anatolian-Sheepdog will require an owner to-prevail and be ready to control these dog. The dogs are calm, courageous & free; They aren’t aggressive either, though they could be careful with-strangers.

Seeing that this breed is a characteristic-guard dog, they could become possessive. The Anatolian-sheepdog is also hard on himself &, at times, he could be exceptionally stubborn. It’s vital that the dogs are legitimately-socialized, since they are to slow to achieve-development.

The Anatolian-Shepherd Dog isn’t aggressive among children, relatives or either different pets, as long as every ones mentioned are considered & calm in consequence. The dog is a dog that likes to invent his own-brain for anything, and instead of being-intelligent & fun, he likes to play-more as a job of supervision & defense.

However, one will still remain a decent friend if one receive a correct preparation. Insubordinately it’s not a race best for newcomers to the-life of the dog & reproduced to work & knows that it has an occupation-to do. Unless they’re properly socialized, both will quickly take upon the pioneer's work.


To think-about this breed, one’s should brush one’s jacket every day to have it clean & tangle free. This dog requires more of exercise & vast areas to move-openly. Because they’re a cunning race, both also need mental-stimulation to stay optimistic & healthy. If it’s properly reflected, it could be 15-years.


This breed remains a low maintenance-animal with respect on preparation. Your leather-garment needs to remain brushed week after-week, although this visit-should be done more & more in moments of greater-detachment. A heavier-spill may happen seasonally. Depending at the sex, these Anatolian Shepherd-Dog could develop to be between twenty eight and 32-inches long, weighing-between ninety and 145-pounds.

Anatolian-sheepdog fur garment is normally short, rough & dense, & with a thick-coat. The breed has a general-lifespan of twelve to fifteen years, and these most well-known-disorders are thyroid-problems, entropion & sensitivity to chemicals & medications. In general it’s a solid species. Thoroughbred-Anatolian shepherd-dogs have smooth movements & are uniform & calm. They won’t be aggressive-unless they respond to different aggressive species. Both are light & have a great-resistance. 

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #86
2017: #86
2016: #84
2015: #92
Breed Group:Working (AKC:1996)
Guardian Dog (UKC)
Life span:10-13 years
Height:Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm)
Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm)
Weight:Male: 100-150 pounds (45-68 kg)
Female: 90-130 pounds (41-59 kg)
Colors:Biscuit & White
Blue Fawn
Red Fawn
Litter Size:5-10 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $700 - $900 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Buddy Daisy
2 Duke Sophie
3 Oliver Luna
4 Dexter Zoe
5 Leo Abbie
6 Henry Pepper
7 Diesel Maya
8 Jasper Olive
9 Hank Belle
10 Moose Millie
11 George Sandy
12 Finn Shelby
13 Tyson Scout
14 Joey Athena
15 Peanut Trixie
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