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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Origin Turkey
GroupPastoral Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Anatolian Shepherd Dog have? The breed also known as...
Coban Kopegi, Karabash Dog, Kara Bas, Kangal Dog, Kham Kepiji Dogs, Scandinavian Nygaard Dogs
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Anatolian Shepherd Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$500-$600
If you choose to purchase the Anatolian Shepherd Dog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Anatolian Shepherd Dog gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Anatolian Shepherd Dog's size? How big is this dog?
Large
Weight
How much does the Anatolian Shepherd Dog weigh?
Male: 100-150 pounds (45-68 kg), Female: 90-130 pounds (41-59 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 125 pounds (56.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg)
Height
How tall is the Anatolian Shepherd Dog?
Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Anatolian Shepherd Dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
Fine
Colors
What color is the Anatolian Shepherd Dog's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
BiscuitWhiteBrindleLiverBlue FawnRed
Grooming
How to groom the Anatolian Shepherd Dog and how often?
Easy to groom: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Anatolian Shepherd Dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Anatolian Shepherd Dog have?
BoldIndependentProudConfidentIntelligentSteady
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Anatolian Shepherd Dog?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Anatolian Shepherd Dog obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Anatolian Shepherd Dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence. Their happiness doesn't depend on their owners emotional level.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Anatolian Shepherd Dogs bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Anatolian Shepherd Dogs good watchdogs?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Anatolian Shepherd Dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Anatolian Shepherd Dog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Anatolian Shepherd Dog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Anatolian Shepherd Dog do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Anatolian Shepherd Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Anatolian Shepherd Dog to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Wanderlust potential of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have low to average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Are Anatolian Shepherd Dogs good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Anatolian Shepherd Dogs kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Anatolian Shepherd Dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Anatolian Shepherd Dogs get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is not the best choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have health problems?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Anatolian Shepherd Dogs live? What is this dog average life span?
10-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Anatolian Shepherd Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Anatolian Shepherd Dog have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Anatolian Shepherd Dogs require per day?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Anatolian Shepherd Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Anatolian Shepherd Dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers cold weather
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Anatolian Shepherd Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Anatolian Shepherd Dog have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Anatolian Shepherd Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-10 puppies

Advantages

  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Territorial: Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Anatolian Shepherd Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are heavy shedders.
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Apartment Friendly: Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Adaptability: Anatolian Shepherd Dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.

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