The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a native of Turkey, where they were bred as a shepherd’s companion and livestock guardian. They were created with specific traits to resemble the size and color of livestock they defended so predators wouldn’t detect them among the flock. Sometimes called the Anatolian Karabash Dog or Kangal, they’re a fiercely loyal guard dog and a large, impressive dog breed, frequently weighing 120 to 150 pounds at maturity. Novice owners beware. Not only are dogs of this breed big; they’re known to be stubborn. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs require firm, consistent trainers with experience handling dogs. Also, while grooming requirements are fairly minimal, owners should have the vacuum on standby. Be ready to clean up all the fur they shed throughout the year. A trained and well-socialized Anatolian Shepherd is a friend and guardian for anyone they consider to be their “flock,” which includes the human members of their family. They are even friendly with their human children, though their size makes it easy for them to knock over a kid during vigorous play. They may also chase other pets or animals if they owners don’t train them properly. Therefore, socialization and behavior training should start early on, ideally in puppyhood. If you’re willing to stay firm with training, you have the strength to handle a large pooch, and you’re willing to put in the time and dedication, an Anatolian Shepherd Dog will be your friend and guardian for life. See below for complete list of Anatolian Shepherd Dog breed characteristics!Anatolian Shepherd Dog Breed Pictures Anatolian Shepherd Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts - DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles that will interest you:AdoptionChoosing The Best Dog NameBringing Home Your DogTraining To Walk On-LeashHousetraining PuppiesFeeding A PuppyIndoor Activities For DogsTeaching Your Dog TricksHow To Take Pictures Of Your Dog If you’re looking to buy an Anatolian Shepherd Dog for sale, click here. Additionally, if you’re looking to buy Anatolian Shepherd Dog puppies, click here.

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Key Vitals of Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Anatolian Shepherd Dog Working Dogs 2 feet, 3 inches to 2 feet, 5 inches tall at the shoulder 80 to 150 pounds 11 to 13 years