I was reading on another forum about banning certain breeds. I came across one post saying that they have banned the Anatolian Shepherd. Have you heard of this before now? Honestly I did not even hear of the breed before reading that you had one, so i obviously never heard anything negative about them! Just wondering. There was a whole breed banning post on the forum that you referred me to and I think that is where I saw this.
Yes it was there. In the chat section first page, last post down on pitt bull banning someone wrote this: read an article a while back about how Germany was considering banning Anatolian Shepherds. It seems that after pit bulls were banned the criminals just picked another breed. Banning breeds never has and never will solve the problem. I am not sure how to check to see if this is correct. I will try a google search.
ha ha ha chi fighting. okay place your bets. will it be chili, allie or ace that wins ? i got 1 response from the asd people. germany is trying to make lots of rules regarding "safe" breeds. but their pride and joy, the gsd, is not on any of their banning lists.
Scout lol the Wonder why??? was sarcastic. lol. I know they treasure those dogs, and would find any excuse for their bad behaviour. Well as long as they do not start spreading rumours around here of that breed. They are not mouthy are they?
anatolians are a natural guardian breed. they have a very low prey drive because their main function is to stay with their flock and protect them. their main defense is barking, then progression to a bigger attack if the predator does not heed the warnings. they will do everything in their power to ward off an attack before engaging in a fight. because while they are fighting their flock is left unprotected. biting for these breeds is usually considered a serious thing, especially biting a human so no, they aren't as likely to bite first and then think of what they have done. they are generally a very placid animal who prefers to lounge around and will only get on the defense if truly needed. as with any breed there are varying degrees with each individual dog. but in general, they would come and sit calmly between you and a perceived threat , unlike a gsd who would be up in your face barking. but guarding is what they do so someone could easily make that into a bad thing.
I was just going to say the German Shepherd is usually more scary then that. Well, you were not planning on moving there right? so don't worry. I don't think the Anatolian Shepherd is even in the top 20 of dogs that are being looked at as a threat.