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Anatolian Shepherd

Appearance

AKC Height:

Ideally, dogs 29"

Colors:

Any color or markings.

Basic Requirements

Anatolian Shepherds need a securely fenced yard with room to run. Begin obedience training at an early age. Bi-weekly brushing will help to control moderate shedding.

Temperament

Anatolian Shepherds are loyal to and protective of their owners. They are often wary of strangers, and they can be independent. They make good watch dogs. They are good with children if raised with them.

Anatolian Shepherd Housebreaking

Housebreaking requires consistency on your part. Dogs are creatures of habit, and knowing the tips and tricks of training will make the process so much easier and less stressful. PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/puppy-housebreaking/ ADULT MARKING AND RETRAINING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/dog-housebreaking-marking-page/

Health

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The average lifespan is thirteen years. Watch for Hip Dysplasia; Hypothyroidism

Where to find puppies and adults

If you are looking for a puppy or adult dog, please read our important information on choosing a puppy from a breeder and adopting a dog from a rescue. There are good dog breeders and good dog rescues and there are bad dog breeders and bad dog rescues. Our information will help you to make an informed decision and will give you tips on what to look for and what to avoid.

Pet shops are not the best place to look for a puppy. Dogs from pet shops often come from puppy mills, and puppy mill dogs are often kept in unhealthy conditions. The best way to end puppy mills is to rescue or buy from reputable sources.