Get to know the Anatolian Shepherd Dog
All you need to know about the breed
Friendly, and calm define the Anatolian Shepherd Dog, as do their characteristics of intensity and self-reliance. Bred for work in the treacherous hills and vast plains of ancient Anatolia, or modern-day Turkey, and charged with protecting flocks of livestock, this is a breed that’s most content when given a job and allowed to do it. They assume their post without training or needing to be told - and that’s no joke: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog breed instinctively needs little-to-no instruction on how to patrol and protect. A breed that’s been in existence for so long surely knows, by now, what to do.
Despite their serious side, they are affectionate with family and those closest to them. Known to be devoted to other family pets and good with children once they are trained, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is downright enjoyable to have in the house. They will however protect their “flock” with all they have, if needed, and be hard-pressed to allow strangers - and even those they have met before - into their realm unless their owner gives them the OK.
Thorough training then should start for the Anatolian Shepherd Dog in puppyhood as the breed will thrive with solid leadership. Given their protection history, they are swift on their feet. Their very hardy constitution means the breed is always up for outdoor work or just accompanying owners on a walk or short jog around the neighborhood. They are always ready to go!
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From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Anatolian Shepherd Dog
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