One of the largest breeds in the world, the Anatolian Shepherd is a guard dog with a laid-back personality. Calm, alert and intelligent, this breed’s origins are unknown, but it has been used to guard flocks of animals in recent history. The Anatolian’s long, slender legs give it speed and endurance along with its strength and immense size. This dog is loyal, aloof and independent, and would make an excellent family dog in a large environment.
The Anatolian Shepherd is named for the Anatolia region in Turkey, where it was bred to protect flocks of sheep and goats.
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog originated in Turkey thousands of years ago.