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Anatolian Shepherd Dog Breed Information
If you are new to dogs and are looking for a good companion pet for your home, you should not consider getting Anatolian Shepherd Dogs. This breed has some excellent properties, but these dogs can hardly be managed by dog newbies. Even though Anatolian Shepherd Dog breed was recognized and registered by AKC only in 1995, this breed is very ancient. It has been used in the present territory of Turkey as shepherd and guard dog. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs were used as war dogs, too. They could fight both people and wolves, who used to attack people, their settlements and herds. Anatolian Shepherd Dog Breeders and owners used to put spike collars on them to protect their throat from wolves’ teeth. These dogs adopt well to any climate conditions. They can endure both hot summers and cold winters and live outdoors. Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a rare breed. So always look for reputable Anatolian Shepherd Dog breeders. Anatolian Shepherd puppies for sale are real working dogs. They have strong inborn guarding and leadership instinct. This means, they can become bossy, if no strong human leadership is shown over them. They are calm, loving, loyal and alert. The dogs of this breed have excellent sight and hearing. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are tall, a bit slender and strong. They are built very proportionately. The head is large, but comes in proportion to the rest of the body. The muzzle and lips are black. The nose is black. However, dogs in liver color come with brown nose and eyes. The eyes are dark and rimmed with black. The front legs are long and straight. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are capable of developing high speed, when running. The Anatolian Shepherd Dogs coat is short and has two layers. It is rough to the touch. Most dogs come in fawn color with black muzzle, lips and eye rims. However, all colors and patches are acceptable. The height of Anatolian Shepherd Dog reaches up to 30 inches. The weight may range from 90 to 150 pounds. The bitches are slightly smaller, than the male Anatolian Shepherd.