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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

Anonymous asked:

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

3 suggestions. 1) use a training collar 2) Get them something to protect at home. 3) An electric fence on the 20 acres.
11/24/2012 1:00:02 PM

Anonymous

We've had our Anatolian for 13 years now on 30 acres. He laughed at the training collar and fortunately, the neighbors put up with him patrolling. He did stay closer to home as he aged,, at about 10 years...however, our solution was to fence him to keep him where we wanted him.
12/1/2012 12:50:39 PM

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 would question to what type of breed your boy is mixed with. Anatolians are NOT attack dogs, but they are protective. Our anatolians will stand between me and someone but will push me back first. Growl second and only if someone continues would I expect any other action. Ive had animal sensitive people tell me they are not allergic to our dogs, but that is individual.
11/24/2012 12:56:53 PM

Anonymous

Take him to a dog park or public place and correct him for his bad behavior. It has nothing to do with the breed and everything to do with your training. The dog is recognizing your reaction to men and you are not correcting it.
11/26/2012 10:07:57 PM

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

Anonymous asked:

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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

my 10 month female doesn't like to walk more than 25-30 minutes.
10/26/2012 4:05:14 PM

Anonymous

Not usually - they have the nickname "Couch Potato Breed" ... because UNLESS there is something threatening or they percieve as threatening their FAMILY they do not do much. But LOOK OUT IF YOU THREATEN THEIR FAMILIES!!!!! ... They can run with Cheetahs (See Narobi Stories from Cheetah Rescue) and WILL FIGHT FOR THEM (FAMILY) as long as they can still draw a breath - THEY DO NOT SLINK AWAY when injured!
12/10/2012 12:23:21 PM

Anonymous

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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Anonymous

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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Anonymous

Odds of a dog with that mix weighting only 65# is low. The average weight for those two pure breeds is almost double that amount. They are also working dogs so need something to do. Bad for small homes/apartments. However I'd love to have that mixed blood dog.
8/1/2011 4:05:17 PM

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

An english mastiff can get too be up to 200+ lbs and an anatolian can get up to 130+. So you have two breeds that are of the biggest breeds. They are also loyal and protective when they bond with their family. You need to find out from the people that have the dog what are the problems you might have with him. And you need to read up on both breeds so you know what to expect. I know that I would like to have her they are both great breeds good luck with her if you get her.
12/23/2014 10:20:04 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/3/2011 5:26:46 PM

7/3/2011 5:26:46 PM

are Anatolian Shepherds good with kids around the ages of 10-13???

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Anonymous

Yes. I'm seventeen and I have an anatolian that if introduced properly, loves people. She's protective of our family and has done great with children as young as two. She's very gentle and reserved and she's still a puppy.
7/10/2011 11:54:05 AM

Anonymous

My anatolian, if properly introduced, does great with kids of just about every age even as young as two. She's very gentle and reserved and she's still a puppy. I think as long as they know how to treat the dog there shouldn't be a problem. In fact they'll be very loyal and protective of their family no matter what their age.
7/10/2011 11:57:44 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/27/2011 1:06:42 PM

5/27/2011 1:06:42 PM

What type of weather conditions are good for the Anatolian Shepherd breed? I live in Florida,... What type of weather conditions are good for the Anatolian Shepherd breed? I live in Florida, are they able to handle the heat and do they like to swim?

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Anonymous

Well im in afghanistan and the only reason im looking into the Anatolian Shepherd dog is it has proved its self time and time again, they are very protective and can sense hostile intent so in my eyes they are great but to answer your question they do like water and when they get hot they will cool themselves off. They are not stupid and they know they can fix being hot.. like i said im in afghanistan if they can handle the heat of the desert i am 100% positive they can handle florida
6/3/2011 9:44:15 PM

Anonymous

Anatolian Shepherds do not like water.
12/9/2011 7:50:28 PM

Anonymous

my anatolian loves to swim, get bathed and play in my bath water, so he def LOVES water
2/12/2012 10:17:33 PM

Anonymous

I also live in Florida and have an Anatolian Shepherd. We have 5 acres with a large pond, small goldfish pond and a pool, our Anatolian Shepherd has never gone in the ponds or the pool. He avoids water from the hose but drinks out of the goldfish pond. We also have an American Bulldog which loves water, swims in the pond and gets in the pool and tries to eat the water out of the hose. So my opinion is that Anatolian Shepherd do not like water except to drink it. Our ASD is a wonderful pet, guardian and companion. We have not lost any geese, ducks, chickens or goats since we bought him two years ago. Very intelligent and funny breed. He loves being out in any weather, heat, rain or cold. He will lay in the shade in the summer and the winter and doesn't mind the rain at all.
12/13/2012 12:23:25 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/5/2011 10:05:24 PM

4/5/2011 10:05:24 PM

I have a 275 acre pasture that is over-run with coyotes. The only livestock in the pasture is a... I have a 275 acre pasture that is over-run with coyotes. The only livestock in the pasture is a large number of whitetail deer.....thus, the coyote problem. I'm considering getting either a Great Pyrenees, an Analolian Shepherd, or a hybrid cross to rid my pasture of coyotes. Will this work? Thanks for your assistance!!

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Anonymous

Only if you have secure fencing to keep the Pyr or Anatolian contained. Otherwise they will leave your property and expand their territory. They can get into a lot of trouble if they are loose. Example: killing/injuring/chasing neighbors dogs, cats, livestock, etc. Or biting a person. You will be financially responsible for any damages. They are wonderful guardians but you need fencing to keep them home.
5/1/2011 7:05:18 PM

Anonymous

If you have Coyotes that hunt in packs, especially with that much acreage, you should consider 2-3 dogs minimum. GPs bark a lot, Anatolians, less so.
2/23/2012 12:05:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/3/2011 7:14:02 PM

4/3/2011 7:14:02 PM

Are Anatolian Shepherd's playful?

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Anonymous

Anatolian Shepherd's are the worlds strongest breed so to be strong they need a lot of exercise so yes they are playful
4/5/2011 1:12:12 PM

Anonymous

NO Anatolian Shepherd's are not playful. They will not play fetch or any other doggy games
5/1/2011 7:02:56 PM

Anonymous

Yes Anatolian Shepherd's are extremely playful, at least ours is. Fetch and hugs are his favorite to play
6/15/2011 11:29:54 AM

Anonymous

Our Anatolian Shepherd doesn't really play games, but she loves to run around with us and our other dog and she's pretty cute when she has her favorite fox toy which she sometimes holds when she sleeps. She's also really affectionate with our family.
7/10/2011 12:00:49 PM

Anonymous

Ours Anatolian Shepherd is very playful and just as another person said, loves to give hugs. Ours is 10 months old now and still in the chewing stage but will not chew up her favorite toys, a stuffed sheep and knotted rope. SHe does play fetch but likes to run after the item and have us chase her to get it back.
8/10/2011 1:52:38 AM

Anonymous

my anatolian loves to play catch, with a football and will do so for hours if i didnt poop out. he also loves to play with a squeaker toy, will retrieve it if u throw it, so mine DEF loves to play.
2/12/2012 10:18:59 PM

Anonymous

I have a 10 month old female Anatolian Shepherd and she isn't very playful. She will fetch for about 10 minutes then will go and lay down and want to be left alone. She isn't an inside family dog however and this might be why. Sometimes she will play hide and seek with my husband or myself and enjoys that much more.
10/26/2012 4:09:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/30/2011 10:35:16 PM

1/30/2011 10:35:16 PM

I've heard alot about the anatolian shepherd, but I haven't heard anything about loyalty. This... I've heard alot about the anatolian shepherd, but I haven't heard anything about loyalty. This breed of dog would be the best for me if they're exremely loyal. Are these dogs very loyal to their owner?

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Anonymous

I adopted an Anatolian from a shelter who was approx. 2 years of age. He is now 5/6. He shows a somewhat independent loyalty to me. Not to compare with the kind that Shepherds or Collies would display. He is very protective of me and my property and takes time to warm up to strangers/neighbors/distant family menbers. If you are looking for a dog that will follow you everywhere, will not leave your side, I would say this breed is not for you. We live on acreage bordering a forest and go on daily hikes, plus he has lifestock he looks out for. However, when I call him, it doesn't mean he'll come. He might be at the end of the driveway or across the pasture. Sometimes he listens, more often he doesn't. It took me quite awhile to get used to his stubborness and independence, since all my dogs are to the advanced level obidience trained. Nevertheless, I love this breed and its character. It all depends on what you are looking for.
3/12/2011 10:21:18 AM

Anonymous

My Anatolian Shepherd is about a year and a half and i have to be really firm in my instructions, but she's already really devoted to me. Since I did most of her training she is most apt to respond to what I want and when we encounter other dogs she takes on a very protective stance. I would say she's very loyal but also very independent.
7/10/2011 12:04:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/9/2010 8:50:57 AM

12/9/2010 8:50:57 AM

I know this is a stupid question. And I think I know the answer to it. But need it... I know this is a stupid question. And I think I know the answer to it. But need it confirmed. I am wondering if Anatolian Shepherd's make good Livestock Guardians if socialized with their flock and show property boundaries, etc.?

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Anonymous

Yes Anatolian Shepherds make Great livestock guardians. They have been bred for about 3000 years for the purpose of protecting not only the livestock but also the shepherd and the shepherds property and family. In their county of origin (turkey) the Anatolian shepherd is also used to protect the children in the family by tying a rope to the child and then to the Anatolians collar and the Anatolian will watch the child all day and bring the child home before dark. The Anatolian Shepherd is just as good with livestock as it is with children and they are extremely protective.
1/28/2011 10:51:15 AM

Anonymous

Anatolian Shepherd's are not good with birds. Like chickens,geese and ducks found out the hard way.
7/31/2011 12:59:59 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/22/2010 11:35:58 AM

11/22/2010 11:35:58 AM

Are Anatolian Shepherd's real good house pets? And are they good with children ages 5 and... Are Anatolian Shepherd's real good house pets? And are they good with children ages 5 and younger? And are they very protective??

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Anonymous

Anatolians are large dogs but not aggressive. They do bark at night and may be too large for children or living inside. They love to play and to be petted and will get between you and another "rival". It is sometimes said they "hug" their owners trying to get as close as possible for attention.
12/8/2010 2:49:35 PM

Anonymous

My Anatolian hugs me all the time... she Also trys to hug my 2 year old ... they are massive dogs and with the proper training they can be "ok" around those younger than 5, however when they get excited it is common for them to run over adults as well as children.
12/22/2010 6:05:00 AM

Anonymous

Yes Anatolian Shepherds are great for indoor home and personal companions and guardians they are no more out of place in the home then in the Great Dane they are very gentle with children. My sister age 6 at the time, was approached by an aggressive stray dog while playing in the yard I seen the stray and started running to my sister by but I was too far away (the yard is 4 acres setting in the middle of an 80 acre farm) the dog attempted to attack my sister but my female Anatolian intercepted and attacked the stray dog, long before I could get there the stray was running for its life with my Anatolian Shepherd chasing it down. My dog saved my sister. I recommend these dogs for anyone with children. I will have them my entire life.
1/28/2011 11:05:21 AM

Anonymous

My Anatolian latches on to little kids and won't let them out of her site. She's a big sweetie!
7/10/2011 12:05:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/19/2010 9:08:30 AM

10/19/2010 9:08:30 AM

Are Anatolian Shepherds a perfect pet????

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Anonymous

Yes, Anatolian Shepherds are. If you have a garden, they are the best choice for you and your family. They are not very aggressive but protective for family members and garden or any other pets in the garden. They are more protective at nights.
10/27/2010 8:26:23 PM

Anonymous

No, Anatolian Shepherds are not perfect pets! Unless you are getting them as a pup and start training them right away. I adopted mine from a local shelter, when he was approx. 2 years of age. He is now 5/6. I don't think there is such a thing as a perfect pet. It all depends on how much training you are willing to do. And this breed needs training, from very early on, just alone due to their size.
3/12/2011 10:28:44 AM

Anonymous

I think my Anatolian Shepherd is perfect. Believe it or not, I've come to love that she's so independent even if she gives me a hard time. I think because training has been an arduous process, it's part of the reason we have such a strong bond. She's not perfect and people pleasing the way a labrador or a border collie might be, but she's perfect in her own protective right and I think that's true of the breed.
7/10/2011 12:09:17 PM

Anonymous

If you want an inside dog get use to living with hair all over everything including your clothes.
7/31/2011 1:01:24 PM

Anonymous

Not perfect due to the fact that Anatolian Shepherds are so protective. My dog is 3 and I love the fact that he looks after my household (horses, goats, even kitty) and family, but he is NOT good with other dogs and worrisome with folks he does not know. I understand that he is protecting his family, but they are not good for taking into unfamiliar situations or places.
2/26/2012 4:43:20 PM

Anonymous

We got our Anatolian at a shelter at 5 months, he had never had a forever home before we got him. 75lbs & he got along w our 25lb dauschaund (the alpha dog at the time). Our dauschaund has since died and Thunder has taken over the Alpha pet spot in our home...he is now 5 years old & 110 lbs. He is loyal and loving and tolerent of the kids both ours, low teens and our extended family, toddlers. Our only concern has been his protective behavior when other dogs approach our family...he sometimes gets aggressive. He also is impatient w puppies. This may have something to do with his history up to being adopted or the breed. But overall this is an AWESOME DOG!!!!
6/25/2012 12:23:08 AM

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