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Anatolian Shepherd Dog Breed Information

Anatolian Shepherd Dog is native of Turkey, and was bred as a livestock guardian and shepherd’s companion. He was bred to resemble the color and size of the livestock that he defended so that predators won’t detect this dog among the flock. These dogs are fiercely loyal guarding dogs, weighing 120 to 150 pounds when they get maturity.


Breed Name Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Origin Turkey
Other Names Karabas (Blackhead), Anatolian Blackhead (Anadolulu Karabas), Kangal Dogs
Lifespan 13-15 years
Breed Group Flock Guard
Size Type Small dog breeds
Height 28-32inches (71-76cms)
Weight 90-150 Pounds (41-68 kg)
Temperament Willful,Active,Trainable,Independent,LearnQuickly
Coat Color Fawns with Black Masks,Red,Fawns with White
Coat Characteristics Rough, Short
What to Feed Recommended daily amount is 4 to 6 cups of high-quality dry dog food, divided into two meals
Litter size     5-10 puppies
Training Needs Easy to train,Intelligence,Potential for Mouthiness,Prey Drive
Living condition Not Recommended For Apartments,Very Suspicious to strangers
Exercise need 60-120 minutes per day
Grooming Needs Once a week
Club Recognition
  • AKC Classification: Working Dog
  • UKC Classification: Guardian Dog
Highlights of this Breed Live indoor with human family,Not Suited for cold,damp climates,Socialization & Training must for Bull Terriers
Similar Dogs Greater Swiss Dog,Kuvasz,Mastiff,Great Pyrenees


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