Anatolian Shepherd
Çoban Köpegi

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Anatolian Shepherd
Çoban Köpegi
Turkish Mountain Dog
Anatolischer Hirtenhund
Perro de pastor de Anatolia
Chien de berger d'Anatolie

Turkey Middle Ages
Although related to the Kangal Dog, The Anatolian Shepherd is considered a seperate breed. Pure Kangal dogs are difficult to obtain from Turkey due to export restrictions.

Sheep Guarding, Companion

Life Expectancy
Anatolians live up to 10-11 years of age on average but some can liver longer

Weight & Height
90 to 150 pounds & 26-31 inches tall

Known Health Problems
hip dysplasia
eyelid entropion
sensitivity to anesthesia

Physical Description
Very large, powerful dog with large head, broad muzzle, dark nose and almond shaped, brown eyes. The drop ears are of medium size, the chest is deep and the tail is long and may curve at the end.

Intelligent and always patient with children. This breed is loving and friendly with their faimilies but are wary of strangers. This breed may not do well with other animals.


Living Conditions
Not Suitable for apartment living. These are sheep guarding dogs and need lots of space

Brush the coat out during shedding season, bath only when needed

Exercise daily on a lead or give fenced in area to run freely

Coat Texture
Double coated with a short or rough coat.

Coat Colors
Any color, with or without black muzzle, Most Anatolians are cream in color with the black muzzle

Anatolians can have around 5-10 puppies per litter.. Puppies should begin training and socialization early.

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club


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Anatolian Shepherd Breeders

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