Anatolian Shepherd Question

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!

    In Anatolian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 7/21/2011 5:10:03 PM
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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/1/2011 4:05:17 PM


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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/23/2012 11:46:54 AM


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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/13/2013 9:35:44 PM