Dog Breeds

  • Anatolian Shepherd Dog

    These large and impressive dogs have a rugged appearance that’s indicative of their working background. They are muscular and heavy-boned, with a strong head and almond-shaped eyes that convey their intelligence.

  • Group: Middle Eastern and African
    Lifespan: 11–13 yr
    Height: 27–30 in
    Weight: 81–147 lb

  • Care

    The Anatolian Shepherd is a working dog, which means they have a working dog’s coat. Their fur includes a thick, protective undercoat, as well as an outer coat that requires brushing once a week to stay healthy. You can also expect your Anatolian Shepherd Dog to shed twice a year, during which time they will need more frequent brushing to remove loose and dead hair. Brushing their hair every few days during this time should help. All dogs require regular dental care, including at-home teeth brushing and professional dental cleanings, and the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is no exception. Maintaining good dental hygiene is important for their overall long-term health.

    It’s important to monitor the amount of food and treats that you give your Anatolian Shepherd Dog, especially since some dogs may be prone to gaining weight as they age.

  • Disorders

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.