The Anatolian Shepherd dog is a livestock guardian breed in the AKC’s Working group. He is fiercely loyal, independent and brave. He thrives outdoors in all environments with proper care and facilities. He bonds closely to his livestock, family and pack. He requires appropriate handling and leadership from his human(s), and he never forgets- so consistency and fairness are key in all aspects of his life.
Anatolians can reach up to 150 lbs, and are stronger than most humans they come across. Selected for thousands of years to be a guardian of livestock and the shepherd, these dogs are formidable towards any perceived threats against their stock and family.
Great sources for information about Anatolian Shepherds:
American Kennel Club – Anatolian Shepherd Breed Information