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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

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.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children when properly trained
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
This breed is slow to mature, reaching adulthood at about 4 years of age.
Also Known As:
Karabaş (Blackhead)
Anatolian Blackhead (Anadolulu Karabaş)
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
  • Size Large to Giant
  • Height Males - 50 centimetres, Females - 69 centimetres
  • Weight Males - 49 to 68 kilograms; Females - 36 to 55 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Fawn with black mask, pinto, white or brindle
  • Activities Conformation, Herding
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both