Anatolian Shepherd

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Breed Group: Working
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 110-150; Female: 80-120 lbs
Male: 29; Female 27 inches
any, most common is fawn with black mask
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How much do Anatolian Shepherd puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Anatolian Shepherd varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Anatolian Shepherd puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Anatolian Shepherds sold is $725.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Anatolian Shepherd with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,700 upwards to $5,000 or even more for an Anatolian Shepherd with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Anatolian Shepherds sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $725.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,700.00 to $5,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 1540 Anatolian Shepherd puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning an Anatolian Shepherd puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Anatolian Shepherds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Anatolian Shepherd Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 1540 Anatolian Shepherd dogs.
  • 1. Maddie
  • 2. Milo
  • 3. Simba
  • 4. Max
  • 5. Puppy Boy
  • 6. Farrah
  • 7. Mash
  • 8. Molly
  • 9. Anna
  • 10. Lucy
  • 11. Macho
  • 12. Bandit
  • 13. Fancy
  • 14. Lgd Girl
  • 15. Minnie
  • 16. Nina
  • 17. Pinto
  • 18. Ranger
  • 19. Barney
  • 20. Black

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I have raised and shown Skye Terriers for over 20 years and Anatolian Shepherds since 2009. I am a member in good standing of the Skye Terrier Club of America, Skye Terrier Club of Southern California, Skye Terrier Club of Finland, and the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America. I am also an AKC Breeder of Merit. Responsibly and ethically representing the Skye Terrier and Anatolian Shepherd. Puppies are available on occasion to loving homes..

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Anonymous asked:
Do Anatolian Shepard’s have web feet?

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The Anatolian Shepherd does have webbed feet, however they are not as webbed as a water-breed of dog. This breed has webbed feet because of the rough terrain and the webbing gives the dog better traction to do its job.

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Is the Anatolian Shepherd the kind of dog that Butch was in the movie cats vs dogs?

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Yes, the dog that played Butch in the Cats vs Dogs movie was an Anatolian Shepherd.

Anonymous asked:
How often does an Anatolian go through their heat cycle? Our female only seems to come in once a year.

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Large and giant breed dogs such as the Anatolian Shepherd come into their heat cycle anywhere from once every 6 months to once a year. It depends on the dog and their genetic's. I had a female Anatolian that went through a heat cycle once every 11 months; so it was basically once a year. It is normal for this breed.

Anonymous asked:
How much should a 12 week old Anatolian Shepherd puppy weigh?

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Every puppy will be different depending on the weight of the parents. If you are concerned by the weight of your pup, it is best to take him/her to a vet for consultation. A drastic weight change at this age can be very bad for the puppy's continual growth.

Anonymous asked:
How old are they generally when they first cycle?

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Giant breed dogs can be anywhere from 8 months to a year and a half old before they have their first heat. One of my girl's didn't have her first heat until she was 1 year and 7 months old. If by 2 years old the dog has not had her first heat yet, then it is time to contact your vet with concerns.

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Updated: 7/2/2022