Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Colour: Cream to fawn, with black mask and ears
Lifespan: 10–11 years
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is strong-willed and bold but also independent and confident.
Bred to guard, Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are a force to be reckoned with. Strongly built, they have a strong nature and are bold and independent, requiring a great deal of socialization to ensure they are pleasant to visitors and other dogs.
Originally bred to guard sheep from wolves and bears.
This dog is naturally suspicious.
Low. Needs plenty of mental stimulation.
Owners: loyal, affectionate
Children: natural guard
Other Pets: accepted
Strangers: suspicious, territorial
Unfamiliar Dogs: not tolerant of others
Experienced, strong-willed, physically strong owner with a secure garden or yard who is willing to give this powerful dog a job to do to keep its lively mind occupied.
May be aggressive to strangers and unfamiliar dogs. May display status-related aggression towards gentle owners.
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