Anatolian Shepherd Dog


The Anatolian Shepherd Dogis a breed of dog which originated in the Anatolia region of central Turkey. It is rugged, large and very strong, with good sight and hearing that allow it to protect livestock. With its high speed and agility it is able to run down a predator with great efficiency. The Kennel Club of the United Kingdom classifies it as a shepherd dog and Fédération Cynologique Internationale classifies it as molossus/mountain dog #331


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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Anatolian Shepherd Dogwill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog Photos

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