Anatolian Shepherd

The Anatolian Shepherd is a large, powerful dog breed from the Anatolia region of Turkey. The breed is known for its strength, size, and loyalty.
Anatolian Shepherd Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

27-29 Inches

WEIGHT

80-150 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

10–13 years

Anatolian Shepherd Information

The Anatolian Shepherd is a large, powerful dog breed from the Anatolia region of Turkey. The breed is known for its strength, size, and loyalty.

The Anatolian Shepherd was originally bred to protect livestock from predators such as wolves and jackals. Today, the breed is still used for livestock protection, but it is also popular as a family pet.

The Anatolian Shepherd is an intelligent, independent, and protective breed. They are not suited for everyone and require an owner who is experienced with large, strong dogs.

If properly trained and socialized, the Anatolian Shepherd can be a loving and devoted companion.

Exercise Needs

The Anatolian Shepherd is a large, powerful breed with high exercise needs. They require at least an hour of vigorous exercise per day.

The best way to meet the exercise needs of an Anatolian Shepherd is by providing them with plenty of opportunities to run and play. This can be done through daily walks, runs, or hikes.

Anatolian Shepherd also enjoy playing fetch and other active games.

Training

The Anatolian Shepherd is an intelligent breed that is easy to train. They respond well to positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, treats, and play.

It is essential to start training early with Anatolian Shepherd, as they can become willful and stubborn if left untrained.

Basic obedience training is a must for this breed, as is socialization. Socialization should be started early and continued throughout the dog’s life.

Health Issues

The Anatolian Shepherd is a generally healthy breed with few health concerns. Some of the health issues that have been seen in the breed include Hip Dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and von Willebrand’s Disease.

Anatolian Shepherd are also susceptible to heat stroke, so it is vital to provide them with plenty of shade and water when outdoors in warm weather.

Grooming

The Anatolian Shepherd has a thick, double coat that sheds seasonally. The breed should be brushed weekly to remove loose hair and help reduce shedding.

The coat of an Anatolian Shepherd does not require trimming or other special care. However, the breed does need regular nail trims and ear cleanings.

Breed Identification

COLORS

Any, Most Common Is Fawn With Black Mask

HAIR LENGTH

Short

Breed Care

GROOMING

More than once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

More than an hour per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Bloat, Elbow Dysplasia, Osteochondrosis, Cardiomyopathy, Hip Dysplasia

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