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Working Dogs & Puppies

Anatolian Shepherd

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a livestock guardian dog, meaning he is in charge of watching over a flock and protecting the defenseless animals from predators. In modern-day Turkey, where the breed originated, Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are still used to guard flocks and property.


ifespan: 10 – 13 years

Gestation period: 62-day asdca.org

Height: Female: 28–31 inches (71–79 cm), Male: 29–32 inches (74–81 cm)

Temperament: Steady, Intelligent, Bold, Independent, Confident, Proud

Weight: Female: 88–120 lbs (40–55 kg), Male: 110–140 lbs (50–65 kg)

Colors: White, Brindle, Blue Fawn, White & Biscuit, Liver, Red Fawn