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Breed Group: Working
Anatolian Shepherd

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Weight
Male: 110-150; Female: 80-120 lbs
Height
Male: 29; Female 27 inches
Color(s)
any, most common is fawn with black mask
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Anatolian Shepherd puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

3/19/2013 9:40:18 PM

3/19/2013 9:40:18 PM

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

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Anonymous

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!
4/30/2013 11:39:29 PM

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.
12/25/2013 7:35:13 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/15/2012 2:26:22 AM

12/15/2012 2:26:22 AM

how long till my dog is full grown when will my anatolian be full grown?and how much will he weight?

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Anonymous

Your dog will physically mature at about 3 years old. Our Males are 128 and 136 pounds. Remember, ASD are not supposed to be heavy looking like a Mastiff, and should be lean and athletic looking, and run like a cheetah!
4/30/2013 11:45:34 PM

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11/11/2012 6:54:57 PM

11/11/2012 6:54:57 PM

We have two Anatolian (3 years old) that were litter mates... one boy and one girl. We live on... 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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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 - sorry : (
12/10/2012 12:12:18 PM

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 4'6" red line 2x4 fence in with 2 strand of 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!
5/1/2013 12:00:15 AM

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11/3/2012 11:57:42 AM

11/3/2012 11:57:42 AM

My Anatolian mixs is too protective of me & has bitten 4 people. He does not break the skin but... My Anatolian mixs is too protective of me & has bitten 4 people. He does not break the skin but you have been bitten. He is good with all other animals & puts up with kids, but men are NOT welcomed, women either but he focuses on men. I am always fighting skin irratation. Is that typical of this breed? As a puppy he would carry his one hind leg was that sign of hip problems in the future? Will he worsen with his bitting & protectiveness as he gets older? Have a too damaged a dog to change him or is there a chance to train him to do better with people & barking!?

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Anonymous

I am by no means a "dog whisperer", but I know enough about animals in general, and that goes for dogs as well, to know that you have a real problem on your hands. First of all, I have had several Anatolians - some purebred, and some mixed with German Shepherd. All of them have been the sweetest, funniest, most affectionate and gentle dogs I've ever owned - more so, even, than my Labradors and Golden Retrievers, so that's saying something! I agree with what the previous person said, in that you don't know: A, what your dog is mixed with (could be many things, several times over) and B, what that poor dog went through, or learned, before you adopted him/her. There is also the possibility that it was abused, and/or that it suffered some form of brain damage at some point and is (for lack of a better word) "disturbed". Either way, you really need to address this behavior and correct it before this dog does you, itself or someone else serious harm. Best of luck to you and the pup.
12/25/2013 7:42:45 PM

Anonymous

they are very protective of those they bond with you need to teach him with positive reinforcement what you expect
11/29/2014 5:49:41 PM

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9/17/2012 11:01:11 AM

9/17/2012 11:01:11 AM

My boyfriend and I recently rescued an anatolian shepherd mix from a home where he was... My boyfriend and I recently rescued an anatolian shepherd mix from a home where he was neglected. He is almost a year old and we love him so much already but we are having some behavior issues with him and are not sure how to deal with them at his age. we have a huge yard which him and our other dog(black lab shepherd mix) can play all day in but our anatolian seems to chew up everything in site, even his bed. he also digs up the yard constantly, now after reading this website I see that digging is one of their characteristics but is there anyway to teach him to stop? and is the chewing still a process of growing? or can I teach him to stop that as well? Any tips and info I can get on how to help our little buddy learn would be greatly appreciated.

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I have 4 anatolians and find that they do not dig much if they get enough exercise. Exercising in a fenced yard is often not enough. they need a bit of structure such as a 30 minute walk. good time to bond and teach the basic commands. Do not let them walk you. this can be difficult at first but be consistant and it will pay off. Anatolians also dig to get to cool earth. make sure they have enough shade so that this is not necessary. Good luck.
9/24/2012 7:52:08 AM

Anonymous

The digging MAY be an attempt to build his "mound" ... anatolian shepherd's like to have a place to survey their domains. They consider ANYTHING they can see as theirs! For the chewing try redirecting with a nyla bone. We had a rescue who was left in a garage by himself beforevwe took him in - we just lost him at 12+ years but he was a GREAT LOVE to us.
12/10/2012 12:17:25 PM

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7/25/2012 10:31:57 AM

7/25/2012 10:31:57 AM

I adopted a puppy at the shelter about 4 months ago. All the paper said when I adopted him was... I adopted a puppy at the shelter about 4 months ago. All the paper said when I adopted him was shepherd mix and I just recently found out that he is indeed an anatolian shepherd mix but I have no clue what else he is mixed with. He is currently 7 months old and at his last vet visit (about a month ago) he was pushing 35 lbs. Any clue about how large he is going to be? I have been researching and I adore big dogs, but he seems a bit on the smaller side for the pictures I've been looking at and the information I have found pertaining to their size, so I was just curious! Any information I can get would be wonderful!

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Anonymous

My purebred male Anatolian Shepherd as of 8/17/2012 or approximately 6 1/2 months of age was 28" at the withers (shoulder), and weighs approximately 90-lbs. Although I don't know what your dog is mixed with, I do know that my will be over 100-lbs by the time he reaches 7 months. A male Anatolian Shepherd weighing over 100-lbs. at 7 months is not uncommon. For comparison purposes, my American Pitbull Terrier weighed about 45-lbs at 7 months and he's currently full grown now at 80-lbs. My Anatolian's growth at 12 weeks was 20" tall (withers) and 35.6-lbs. By week 15, he was 22" tall (withers) and 47.8-lbs. The figures I stated are for my dogs and yours may hit a sudden growth rate later than my did. I do believe you care about dogs or you wouldn't have adopted one. Even though you prefer big dogs (so do I), your dog will bring you unlimited happiness regardless of how big he ends up being. Goodluck!
8/17/2012 8:16:33 AM

Anonymous

Check out the website ASDCA.org (Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America) lots of resources for you.
12/10/2012 12:19:34 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/25/2012 5:38:14 PM

6/25/2012 5:38:14 PM

Will an Anatolian Shepherd enjoy running long distances?

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Anatolians are not the most energetic breed or the most "wanting to please you" breed! If he can run on his own bid...he loves it...if you put him on a leash and try to go for a jog...be prepared to get your arms worked out as well. My Anatolian would constantly lag when I had him on a leash, but when I put him on an electric collar (which I controlled with a remote) and he thought he was "free", he kept up pretty well and I would assume he would have done even better if I had started that when he was a puppy.
7/17/2013 4:37:23 PM

Anonymous

Easy answer - NO. Anatolians are not "athletes" - they are "bodyguards"...big, intimidating animals who's bark is probably worse than their bite.
12/25/2013 7:46:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/15/2012 9:09:42 AM

5/15/2012 9:09:42 AM

We have a 6 month old Anatolian/German Shepherd Mix and we have been having quite a few behavior... We have a 6 month old Anatolian/German Shepherd Mix and we have been having quite a few behavior issues. First of all, when we take him outside to use the bathroom he will get distracted and not do anything until we come inside and he will either pee on the floor or in his kennel. Secondly, when he is inside and outside of his kennel he cannot seem to calm down and jumps on and knocks over everything in his path. We scold him and put him in his kennel for a few minutes and then when we let him out for another chance he does it all over again. We really love him and feel like he is a great dog, but would love some advice.

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i hope this helps. what i'd do for the potty is put him on a leash and take him outside. don't let him wander around, just stay in the same spot until he goes potty. if he goes, praise him generously. you can let him off leash as soon as he goes potty. it lets him know that 'if i dont go potty, i can't play.' for the jumping, i would ignore him and walk away, don't even look at him. as soon as he calms down, you can pet him. if he does it all over again, do the same thing and ignore. if he jumps up on everything, well, unfortunately, to avoid damage, it's best to remove it from his reach. i have the dog that did the same thing.
5/21/2012 1:27:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/27/2011 8:05:59 PM

12/27/2011 8:05:59 PM

My husband and I just got 2 anatolians. They are 4 months old and very nervous, won't let us... My husband and I just got 2 anatolians. They are 4 months old and very nervous, won't let us pet them until we have sat with them and let them come to us. We have them in a small pasture until we can get them comfortable to bring them in the house. Any thoughts on how to make this go a little faster.

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Anonymous

My anatolian was like this as a puppy at first, to be honest they love food, snacks and stuff, meat, so u may want to use food as a way of convincing them to get close to you.
2/12/2012 10:21:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/21/2011 5:10:03 PM

7/21/2011 5:10:03 PM

HI! I AM CONSIDERING ADOPTING A 2 YEAR OLD FEMALE MASTIFF/ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD. ONE PROBLEM IS... HI! I AM CONSIDERING ADOPTING A 2 YEAR OLD FEMALE MASTIFF/ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD. ONE PROBLEM IS THAT THE CAR RIDE IS 45 MINUTES, WILL THIS BE TOO MUCH FOR HER? ARE THEY BEAUTIFUL AND SHE ENDED UP IN A HIGH KILL SHELTER. I'M LOOKING FOR A LARGE DOG, ARE THEY USUALLY 65+ POUNDS? ARE THEY GOOD DOGS? WILL SHE BE READY TO GO HOME AND WILL SHE MAKE A WONDERFUL COMPANION? WILL SHE BE VERY FRIENDLY AND WILL SHE BE ANXIOUS TO PLEASE? CAN I BE CERTAIN OF HER TRUE MIX? THANKS!

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My female Anatolian/Mastiff mix is over 90lbs at 7 months and still growing. We expect her to top 29" and 120lbs. These are big, strong dogs used for livestock guarding - they are independent, dominant, and need lots of exercise. Acquiring an adult might mean serious rehabilitation work. I suggest a full temperament evaluation before adopting.
2/23/2012 11:46:54 AM

Anonymous

that blood-mixed is good being that they both are in the mastiff family,but it will be well over 65lbs more close to 130lbs or more.
1/13/2013 9:35:44 PM

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