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      Anatolian Shepherd Dog

      Size
      Medium
      Energy
      Moderate
      Coat
      Short, sometimes with feathering; doublecoated.
      Weight
      80-150 lbs
      • Size

        Medium

      • Energy

        Moderate

      • Weight

        80-150 lbs

      • Coat

        Short, sometimes with feathering; doublecoated.

      About Anatolian Shepherd Dogs

      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.

      Did You Know?

      The Anatolian Shepherd is named for the Anatolia region in Turkey, where it was bred to protect flocks of sheep and goats.

      Origin

      The Anatolian Shepherd Dog originated in Turkey thousands of years ago.