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Anatolian Shepherds

Aliases: Coban Kopegi, Karabas, Perro de pastor de Anatolia, Anatolischer Hirtenhund, Chien de berger d'Anatolie, Kangal Dog, Karabash

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The Guardian: An Anatolian Shepherd Overview

The Anatolian Shepherd was bred to be the guardian over the livestock and watch the grounds around for potential dangers. The breeding of these dogs for work has made them a typical work dog that does not have a desire to play. Even as a puppy, the Anatolian Shepherd will remain alert and watchful of everything going on around them. They will not be overly friendly, which makes them a nice pet for someone looking for companionship with little need for playtimes. The large dog breed will warm up to a new owner and become a very lovable dog. [...]

The Unique Personality of the Anatolian Shepherd

The personality of the Anatolian Shepherd is unique as they are guardians of the flock. You as their owner are considered their flock and take pride in protecting you. However, the Anatolian is a stubborn dog with territorial instincts. If early training is not received to control temperament and personalities that are natural to the breed, they can become a dominant dog with an obstinate personality. [...]

Large, Strong and Fast: The Anatomy of an Anatolian and Appearance

The Anatolian Shepherd is a strong, fast and dog that has endurance, power and agility. The appearance of the dog reflects its ability to overpower and conquer any animal or person trying to enter its territory without permission. The Anatolian is a large breed that is all muscle and strength. The large build of the dog shows its tolerability to endure months of being in the mountains taking care of the flock protecting them from animals such as wolves. [...]

Understanding The Anatolian Shepherds

The Anatolian Shepherd is a smart dog, which makes them the ideal working dog. They are the guardians of the flock. They can and will show affection to their owners and the family as long as they are cared for properly. This breed of dog has energy and will stand guard over its territory rather than run around. This is what makes so them so valuable to farmers everywhere. They will serve and protect the flock without concern for their own safety. [...]

Buying a Female or a Male, Puppy or an Older Anatolian Shepherd

If you are thinking about owning an Anatolian Shepherd, you need to consider a few things. The first thing to consider is whether you want a female or a male. There are some differences between the Anatolian female and male that you should consider when you start your search. The next thing you want to consider is if you want a puppy or an older dog. Taking into consideration how much time you have to spend with the dog is also a factor. [...]

Obedience Training Your Anatolian Shepherd

Obedience training is vital for any breed, but for the Anatolian Shepherd it is almost a necessity. Since this breed is a natural protector and guardian, they need more training to overcome some of their basic instincts. The number one instinct they have is to chase away other animals from their territory. Although they accept other family animals, they will show protection by barking and chasing the predator. [...]

Training The Anatolian Shepherds To Guard The Flock

As soon as the puppy reaches the age of three months, it should be placed with the flock. What this is doing is letting the natural guarding instinct of the dog know this is his flock to take care of and protect. Now when you do this, you do have to keep an eye on the puppy, since he is likely to try to play with his flock. He will out grow this in a few months, but if the puppy over does it, the flock can actually become overworked and die. [...]

Should You Breed the Anatolian Shepherd

Before you even consider breeding the Anatolian Shepherd, you should consider if you can find enough homes for the puppies. This is not a popular house breed and some people will find that the training and care that is needed is too much for a dog. This is a common mistake with beginning breeders. Learning the facts about the breed and if there are enough homes for them is important. [...]

Five Reasons Why an Anatolian Shepherd is not For Everyone

There are five good reasons why an Anatolian Shepherd is not right for everyone. The reasons are that they are an overly protective dog, they need plenty of room in the yard, they are harder to train, they have socialization issues and they have a tendency to dig and chase. [...]

Anatolian Shepherd Weird Facts/ Did You Know

The Anatolian Shepherd is also known as a Goban Kopegi and Anatolian Karabash Dog and their native country is Turkey. The Anatolian Shepherd dog breed is very sensitive to anesthesia. When vets perform any type of surgery, they have to monitor the dog very closely. [...]

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