Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherd Dog (Turkish: Anadolu Çoban Kopegi) is a breed of dog that originated in Anatolia (central Turkey). It is robust, large and very strong, with eyes and ears that allow you to protect the superior cattle. With its high speed and agility that is able to run for a predator with great efficiency. [1] [2] The Kennel Club classifies it as a shepherd dog and International Kennel Club dog classified as moloso / mountain # 331


The Anatolian shepherd dog is a muscular breed. They have thick necks, large heads and stout bodies. His lips are tight to his mouth and ears are triangular drop. 660 males are placed 790 mm (26 to 31 inches) high, 680 females and 760 mm between (27 to 30 inches). They are weighing between 40 and 70 kg (90 and 150 pounds), with females on the smaller side and men on the larger side. The coat can be any color, but most common are the white cream “Sesame,” and white with large patches of color that do not cover more than 30% of the body. Known as piebald, these colors may or may not be accompanied by a mask and / or black ears.

They have a double layer thickness that is a little rough, and needs to be brushed 1-2 times a week in warm weather due to excessive shedding. They have very thick hair on the neck to protect your throat. They are seen with docked, and the tails intact. They are a naturally thin animal with a small ribcage and stomach. They look like they are heavier than they really are, due to the layer thickness.

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog was developed to be independent, energetic, responsible for keeping the herds of his master without human help or direction. These features make it a challenge as a pet; dog owners should socialize this breed dogs to make them suitable companions. They are intelligent and can learn quickly, but may choose not to obey.

According to the Turkish shepherds, three dogs Anatolian Shepherd are able to overcome a pack of wolves and wounding one or two of them. These dogs like to roam as they were bred to travel with his flock and the herd out to hunt predators before predators could attack the flock. Therefore, microchip recommended label and pets.

The Anatolian Shepherd is not recommended for life in small rooms. They do well with other animals, including cats if introduced when he was still a puppy and have your own space. Mature 18-30 months. Because of its history, both puppies and adults seem to have little interest in going to look for. By contrast, they prefer running and swimming times.

There is some discussion about whether the Anatolian Shepherd is a different race, or a general name for different types of dogs Anatolian Shepherd that look like (such as Kangal, which is used as a synonym for Anatolian Shepherd and has the same ‘nickname -karabas- shin’). This view accepts the name of Anatolian Shepherd as a general name for races like the dog Kangal dog and the Akbash Dog Malaklisi Aksaray. Kangal recognition of a different race than the Anatolian Shepherd retreated in Australia.