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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Anatolian Shepherd Dog Facts

Common NameAnatolian Shepherd Dog
OriginNorth America
Average Size76cm (30in)
Average Weight68kg (150lbs)
Average Lifespan13 years
ColourRed, Brown, White, Cream
Average Litter Size9
TemperamentCourageous, powerful and sturdy
TrainingShould be trained from an early age and respond best to motivational training as they can be dominant and stubborn

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

The Anatolian was developed to be independent and forceful, responsible for guarding its master's flocks without human assistance or direction.

Anatolian shepherd dogs, as the 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.