Anatolian Shepherd dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Turkey
- Group: Working
- Weight: Male: 50-65 kg Females: 40-55 kg
- Height: Males: 74-80 cm Females: 70-80 cm
- Colors: Red, brown, white, brindle
- Training: Medium
- Grooming: needs movement
- Temperament: proud, independent, intelligent
- Health: Beware of hereditary diseases
- Litter size: 5 - 10 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Coban Kopegi, Karabas, Perro pastor of Anatolia, Anatolischer Hirtenhund, Chien de Berger d'Anatolie, Anatolian Shepherd dog
Anatolian Shepherd is considered by many as the best watchdog worldwide, especially in terms of cattle.
With ancient origins in Turkey, this breed is designed to withstand harsh climates and nomadic life.
For this reason, Anatolian Shepherd prefer to live outdoors. Anatolian plateau, while summers are hot and winters cold, Anatolian shepherd dog lives outdoors all year round.
Food Anatolian Shepherd
Anatolian Shepherd a food is different from individual to individual. Anatolian Shepherd needs minerals and vitamins such as puppies and adult. Proteins should not miss from the menu; most affordable food is meat. Apart from protein and calcium needs dog.
Unlike other breeds Anatolian Shepherd easily assimilated calcium.
A fancier describes in his book more than 170 foods that can be fed to offer dog calcium. Food can be purchased at the store, personally I recommend home-cooked food that has all the nutrients the animal needs, even if it takes some more time to prepare.
Two or three meals per day are sufficient. Attention to the quantity of food because it can be prone to obesity. Water must be present permanently somewhere handy and changed to be fresh.
Description Anatolian Shepherd
The fur is thick and short, generally about 2-2.5 cm long. The hair is longer in the neck, forming a ridge.
Most frequent color is brown, but other colors such as brown, red, burgundy and gray substance vargatul are also observed.
Anatolian Shepherd requires brushing once a week with special attention given during shedding coat. It should be washed only when absolutely necessary.
This breed is very sensitive to fleas, ticks and intepturi.Pot be also prone to hip dysplasia, sensitivity to anesthesia and hypothyroidism.
Behavior Anatolian Shepherd
Anatolian Shepherd is a very loyal dog. Incredibly intelligent, he needs mental stimulation to prevent boredom. This shepherd is extremely territorial and not too friendly with strangers, but generally not aggressive.
Anatolian Shepherd is possessive house and property, and will not allow anyone to enter the property if the owner or his family is not home, except people who had frequent contacts being extremely friendly with those whom he knows.
Anatolian Shepherd is patient and protective of children's family, but it may have knocked down accidentally in play. It will always be supervised when they are around children and especially around the children.
He also is tolerant of other pets, especially if they grow together, but tends to be dominant with other dogs. The breed is well known as being strong and unyielding, with unequaled protective qualities, especially in terms of security and protection herds of cattle.
He guards and protects, but not sheep and cattle Priest. Dogs are receiving sense of smell and hearing very fine qualities that help them in their activities.
Training Anatolian Shepherd
Anatolian Shepherd is an independent breed that does not require too much training to be a watchdog. In other areas of training, Anatolian Shepherd responds more slowly to commands.
Early socialization and obedience training is absolutely necessary to reduce the potential for aggressive behavior Anatolian Shepherd dog is loyal, vigilant and possessive. His intelligence makes him a dog remarkable easily trained and trained, not sent a dog for beginners.
He needs a master to impose. Calm, strong and courageous, but not aggressive, Shepherd Anatolian be trained as quickly as possible, because a dog fully developed may be too strong and too big to still be controlled, so that it can become independent and dominant, we having lost the interest of satisfying his master's every whim.
Anatolian shepherd dogs are a late development, reaching maturity body around the age of 4 years. Early socialization and extensive, the training of and obedience, and a master firm, consistent and dominant aspects are essential to keep in mind when you want to buy an Anatolian Shepherd.
Characteristics Anatolian Shepherd
Anatolian Shepherd longs for a life outside environment and is not too happy if raised in an apartment.
If trained properly, Anatolian Shepherd can adapt to living in a big house.
It is relatively inactive inside the home, which is why I must make available a large yard to consume energy. He is happiest when he has something guarded and protected.
Withdrawn their nature and their impressive size, does not make a successful choice for families with small children.
Not suitable for apartment, it needs a large yard with high fence and well secured.
Health Anatolian Shepherd
All breeds are large and very large arranged more or less tumors, cancer and hip dysplasia.
The breed can suffer from skin allergies.
These allergies can occur in the form of itching or food stains due to poor quality or substandard food digestion dog.
Anatolian Shepherd breed can suffer in proportion of 10% of eye problems.
Apart from the problems mentioned above, some of which may be genetic dog does not suffer from other diseases in general.
Life expectancy is 12-15 years.