Anatolian Shepherd Question

Will an Anatolian Shepherd enjoy running long distances?

Will an Anatolian Shepherd enjoy running long distances?

    In Anatolian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 6/25/2012 5:38:14 PM
my 10 month female doesn't like to walk more than 25-30 minutes.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/26/2012 4:05:14 PM

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!
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/10/2012 12:23:21 PM

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 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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/17/2013 4:37:23 PM

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