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The Anatolian is built tough to do a tough job. It is a large, powerful, rugged dog, having both great agility and endurance. It has good bone and a large head. Its gait is powerful, smooth and fluid. Its coat consists of a thick undercoat and an outer coat that ranges from short (about 1 inch) to rough (about 4 inches), slightly longer around the neck and mane. Its expression is intelligent, and the general impression it gives is one of a bold yet calm protector.
This is a serious dog, devoted to its family and its duty as family protector. At the same time, it is laid back-and easygoing, never on the lookout for trouble. It is suspicious of strangers and is territorial. It is good with children, but it may not be playful enough to satisfy children's desires. As a serious watchdog, it tends to bark a lot when its suspicions are aroused.
|Height||Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm)Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm)|
|Weight||Male: 100-150 pounds (45-68 kg)Female: 90-130 pounds (41-59 kg)|
|Colors||Biscuit & White Blue Fawn Brindle Fawn Liver Red Fawn White|
|Good In Apartments||
Anatolian Shepherds are not recommended for apartment life. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least a large yard. This breed is very suspicious of strangers, and it is therefore necessary to provide a secure, fenced yard.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
This breed needs a lot of exercise. They do best when they can run free in their own fenced-in yard, but still need to go on long daily walks. Does best with a job to do; a flock to protect.
Moderately Easy Training: The Anatolian Shepherd is not a dog for the beginner. This breed requires a very firm, loving and authoritative hand when training. Motivational methods appear to work best when training the Anatolian Shepherd. Training should begin at a very young age with this breed. The Anatolian Shepherd grows to quite a large size, making it difficult to correct them when full grown.
Low Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep. Little to no trimming or stripping needed.
Constant Shedding: This is a double-coated breed that sheds heavily. Grooming the Anatolian requires at least weekly brushing -- daily during the twice yearly shedding season -- and dogs with a thick, plush coat may need to be brushed more frequently. That comes as an unpleasant surprise to some people.