Anatolian Shepherd Dog Information

Anatolian Shepherd DogThe 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.

Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 2ft 2in - 2ft 5in     Weight: 80-127lbs
Lifespan: 11 - 13 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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