Anatolian Shepherd Dog Information
The Anatolian Shepherd is a working dog bred to guard and protect livestock. Rugged and powerful, this pup isn’t glamorous by any means, but he is loyal and affectionate with his immediate family, acting as a great protector.
It’s hard to believe, but this breed may be over 6,000 years old. Tracing its origins back to Turkey, the Anatolian Shepherd helped shepherds protect their flocks from predators.
Today the breed just barely makes the top 100 list of most popular dogs in America. They do best if they have a big yard to play in, go on regular walks or have something or someone to protect.