Bold, calm, and rugged, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog fiercely protects his own.

Vital Stats

Height: 27 to 29 inches at shoulder
Weight: 80 to 150 pounds (males average 130 pounds, females average 100 pounds)
Coat: short and thick
Life span: 11 to 13 years

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a native of Turkey, where he was developed as a shepherd’s companion and livestock guardian.

He was bred to resemble the size and color of the livestock he defended so predators would not detect him among the flock. Sometimes called the Anatolian Karabash Dog, he’s a fiercely loyal guard dog and a large, impressive breed, weighing 120 to 150 pounds at maturity. Full Anatolian Shepherd Dog profile on

[usrlist “Cold tolerance:5” “Intelligence:4” “Mouthiness:4” “Sensitivity:4” “Vigor:3” “Need for exercise:3” “Playfulness:3” “Drooling potential:3” “Ease at being home alone:3” “Compatible with kids:2” “Dog friendly:2” “Wanderlust:2” “Good for new owners:2” “Friendly toward strangers:1” ]