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Anatolian Shepherd


The Anatolian Shepherd was bred for directing a flock, and therefore are independent and used to directing themselves in leiu of humans. They are brave and powerful, and according to Turkish shepherd legend can withstand an attack from a pack of wolves. While they are not a natural fit for everyone, an owner who can manage their independence and provide ample room for exercise can have a wonderful relationship with the brave Anatolian Shepherd Dog.  

Adult Size

  • Huge
  • Very Large

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Excessively

Appropriate Environment

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Working Group

Coat Length

  • Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Double Coat


  • Biscuit & White
  • Blue Fawn
  • Brindle
  • Fawn
  • Gray Fawn
  • Liver
  • Red Fawn
  • White


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 27-30″

Full Grown Weight

  • 101-110lbs
  • 121-130lbs
  • 131-140lbs
  • 141-150lbs
  • 151-160lbs
  • 80-90lbs
  • 91-100lbs

General Health

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Thrives in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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