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The Anatolian is a giant breed who originated as a livestock guardian in Turkey. He is highly protective, and ownership of him should not be entered into lightly. He is suspicious of strangers and aggressive toward unknown dogs. He is not a child’s pet.He is very similar to the Great Pyrenees and the Kuvasz, but is more slender and agile.The Anatolian Shepherd has many good qualities, but he is not the easiest dog to live with. If you want the calm, confident dog that is the Anatolian at his best, be prepared to do your due diligence to find him, and put in plenty of effort training and socializing him once you bring him home.
Name Anatolian Shepherd DogOther Names Coban Kopegi, Karabash Dog, Kara Bas, Kangal Dog, Kham Kepiji Dogs, Scandinavian Nygaard DogsDogs For Kids And FamiliesOrigin TurkeyBreed Group Working (AKC:1996)Guardian Dog (UKC)Size LargeType PurebredLife Span 10-13 yearsTemperament BoldConfidentIndependentIntelligentProudSteadyHeight 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 & WhiteBlue FawnBrindleFawnLiverRed FawnWhiteLitter Size 5-10 puppiesPuppy Price Average $700 - $900 USD