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Overview
Originating over 6,000 years ago in Turkey, the Anatolian Shepherd were bred to be used as a guardian of both property and livestock. This breed was noted for being able to make independent decisions as well as for their ability to withstand harsh climates, which was necessary for their nomadic way of life. This ancient breed is regarded as the national emblem of Turkey.
Character
The Anatolian Shepherd is large and bold. This breed possesses great endurance and is extremely agile. They are confident, reliable, proud, and hard-working. A majestic and noble breed, the Anatolian Shepherds versatility enables them to fulfill such duties as companion, guardian, and show dog.

Does your Anatolian Shepherd bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
A loyal, deeply devoted, and intelligent breed, the Anatolian Shepherd is calm, affectionate, and brave. They are possessive and protective of their family, home, and territory. Due to their large size they are not recommended for homes with small children. They will generally get along with dogs and other household pets they have been raised with. They are wary and suspicious of strangers. This breed has a tendency to bark loudly for extended periods of time and is prone to digging. The Anatolian Shepherd may be stubborn and dominant. They are not recommended for the sedentary, apathetic, or novice dog owner.
Care
The Anatolian Shepherd requires brushing once a week with special attention given to the coat during the heavy seasonal shedding. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. This breed is highly susceptible to fleas, ticks, and fly bites. They may also be prone to hip dysplasia, eyelid entropion, sensitivity to anesthesia, and hypothyroidism.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Anatolian Shepherd has two basic coat types: short and rough. The short coat is approximately one inch in length; the rough coat is approximately four inches in length. The neck hair is longer and thicker than the hair on the body. This is a double coat breed that has a thick undercoat. The color of the coat is typically fawn with the mask being black. However, other frequently seen colors are brindle, pinto, or white. The Anatolian Shepherd is a seasonal heavy shedder.
Training
This breed must have early socialization and basic obedience training. They will not respond to harshness or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with respect, firmness, fairness, patience, consistency, and love. The Anatolian Shepherd requires a dominant owner. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Anatolian Shepherd puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Anatolian Shepherd needs an inordinate amount of exercise and thrives on being given a job to do. This breed is not recommended for apartment, condominium, or city dwelling. They do best in a rural farm setting where they can romp and roam; or in a home with a large securely fenced yard. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
Male: 110-150; Female: 80-120 lbs
Height
Male: 29; Female 27 inches
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any, most common is fawn with black mask
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Member Since: March 2004
Location: Gainesville, Florida
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Anatolian Shepherd Dogs - Ancient Flock Guardians from Turkey and Asia Minor - Helping mankind for thousands of years. Now taking reservations for 2004 litter - all pups AKC/UKC registered and come with up to date vaccinations, dewormed, health certificate and written contract. Only dogs that have been cleared of all genetic defects tested for in the Anatolian are used for breeding. From Grand Champion and Champion, Best In Show lines with only OFA Excellent/Good parents ... pups are home raised with love to ensure happy, healthy, confident attitudes. Our pups come with LIVETIME SUPPORT -- Code of Ethics Breeders!!

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Anonymous asked:
How old are they generally when they first cycle?

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Giant breed dogs can be anywhere from 8 months to a year and a half old before they have their first heat. One of my girl's didn't have her first heat until she was 1 year and 7 months old. If by 2 years old the dog has not had her first heat yet, then it is time to contact your vet with concerns.

Anonymous asked:
I have an Anatolian Shepherd and she is a "light skinned". The women who we got her from said she was going to put her down because she could go blind or deaf. So my question is, what are the chances that my dog will go blind or deaf?

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If your dog is not already blind, then she will not go blind. However, there is a possibility that she may have deafness. Puppies whom have the gene that causes deafness that shows with really light colored skin, are normally born with some sort of deafness or not at all. Take your pup to a vet and have them do a hearing test on her, if she has no deafness, it is not likely she will develop any at all.

Anonymous asked:
Will Anatolians keep deer off our 4 acres? We have fruit trees that deer will try to eat.

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Your trees will be safe, but you must have VERY secure fencing for Anatolians. We have 6 anatolians on 200 acres, and we get deer, but not within 20 acres of the house, and not anywhere they are patrolling or guarding! Ours guard our goats, chickens and Cows, and we have never lost a domestic animal to a predator, or a fruit tree within our 3 acre yard to a deer!

Anonymous

Anatolians were bred, and are used today, to protect herds against predators and wild cats in Africa such as Cheetahs. Anatolians can be easily trained and are fearless defenders of their herds and pack; their bark is extremely intimidating. So, in answer to your question, yes, Anatolians will definitely protect your deer. They are also wonderful family dogs and will protect your family with the same fervor, yet are incredibly gentle with children.

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Anatolians are the BEST and very GOOD guard dogs. My Rocky is an Anatolian and just a wonderful pet, keeps me very SAFE all day. Anatolians require a fair amount of exercise, I jog regularily with mine. They make great pets in homes with kids.

Anonymous asked:
When will my Anatolian be full grown? How much will he weigh?

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Your dog will physically mature at about 3 years old. Our males are 128 and 136 pounds. Remember, ASD's are not supposed to be heavy looking like a Mastiff, and should be lean and athletic looking, and run like a cheetah.

Anonymous asked:
We have two Anatolian (3 years old) that were litter mates (one boy and one girl). We live on 500 acres and have a 20-acre fenced pasture where they live. We'd love to be able to let them out to play and protect the house, but every time we do so, they leave the property and go upwards of 5-7 miles away. The neighbors are not amused. Is there ANYTHING that can be done train them to stay within the confines of the ranch?

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3 suggestions. 1) use a training collar 2) Get them something to protect at home. 3) An electric fence on the 20 acres.

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We've had our Anatolian for 13 years now on 30 acres. He laughed at the training collar but fortunately, the neighbors put up with him patrolling. He did stay closer to home as he aged until about 10 years, however, our solution was to fence him to keep him where we wanted him.

Anonymous

Anatolians think anything they can see is their domain. So only a very tall fence which blocks the view will prevent them from straying.

Anonymous

We had the same problem with our Anatolian's and have finally been able to keep them in. Like you, most of our neighbors were ok with them as, they did not bother livestock or other dogs and ran the pigs out of our area. But 2 or 3 distant neighbors (3 to 10 miles away) did not appreciate them, especially during hunting season. We have 200+ acres that are capable of keeping ASD in. ASD respect electric, but if it is only 1 strand, they will figure it out, or endure the shock. We have put a 4'6" red line 2x4 fence in with 2 stranded barbed wire at the top, with a hot wire 6" off the ground around our entire property and have not had an escapee in 5 months. Ours have livestock to protect, and a job important.

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I have 7 acres with in ground radio collar stops my 3 anatolians .2 meters before the line.

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