Anatolian Shepherd Question

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?

    In Anatolian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 5/27/2011 1:06:42 PM
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
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/3/2011 9:44:15 PM

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

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

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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/13/2012 12:23:25 PM