Anatolian Shepherd Dog Facts
The name of the domestic breed
|Anatolian Shepherd Dog|
The area where the animal first came from
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
|Average Life Span:|
The average time the animal lives for
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
|Red, Brown, White, Cream|
|Average Litter Size:|
The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
|Courageous, powerful and sturdy|
The level of house-training needed for the animal
|Should be trained from an early age and respond best to motivational training as they can be dominant and stubborn|
Anatolian Shepherd Dog Location
Map of North America
Anatolian Shepherd DogThe Anatolian was developed to be independent and forceful, responsible for guarding its master's flocks without human assistance or direction.
Anatolian shepherd dogs, as name suggests, originates in Kangal region of Sivas, Turkey. they can grow up to be 240 lbs. These traits make it challenging as a pet; owners of dogs of this breed must socialize the dogs to turn them into appropriate companions. They are intelligent and can learn quickly but might choose not to obey; this is not a dog for a beginning or shy owner. They become very protective of other animals in the household, and will treat them as their flock.
They have also been known to kill bears to protect their charges. According to Turkish shepherds, three Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are capable of overcoming a pack of five wolves and kill one of two of them.
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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 6th January 2017 [View Sources]
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