Country of Origin: Turkey
  • Activity Level: moderate
  • Grooming Level: low
  • Trainability: moderate
  • Adaptability: moderate
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: sometimes
  • Average Size: Large
  • Average Lifespan: 11-13 years
  • Prey Drive: low
  • Watchdog: chill
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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Anatolian Shepherd Breed Profile


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The Anatolian Shepherd is independent and strong-willed. This dog breed is very loyal and courageous. They make excellent watchdogs.

Obediance training would be a great benefit to this breed.

The Anatolian Shepherd has a very soft and dense undercoat. However, their outer coat is straight and coarse. This dog breed requires moderate grooming.

They need a moderate amount of activity.

Shoulder height: 26 – 31 inches. Weight: 90 – 150 pounds.