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Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Anatolian Shepherd Dog Bold, calm, and rugged, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog fiercely protects his own.
Height: 27 to 29 inches at shoulder
Weight: 80 to 150 pounds (males average 130 pounds, females average 100 pounds)
Coat: short and thick
Life span: 11 to 13 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a native of Turkey, where he was developed as a shepherd's companion and livestock guardian. He was bred to resemble the size and color of the livestock he defended so predators would not detect him among the flock. Sometimes called the Anatolian Karabash Dog, he's a fiercely loyal guard dog and a large, impressive breed, weighing 120 to 150 pounds at maturity.
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General Characteristics
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Ease of training
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
Heat tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Predatory tendencies
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Mouthiness
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Watchdog ability
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
Easy to groom
  
  
  
  
  
General health