Anatolian Shepherd Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Anatolian Shepherd Dog and want to know if a Anatolian Shepherd Dog is suitable for your household?

Use the Anatolian Shepherd Dog information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Anatolian Shepherd Dog and more.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog Facts

  • Name: Anatolian Shepherd Dog
  • Other Names: Coban Kopegi, Karabash Dog, Kara Bas, Kangal Dog, Kham Kepiji Dogs, Scandinavian Nygaard Dogs
  • Origin: Turkey
  • Breed Group: Working (AKC:1996)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Anatolian Shepherd Dog Facts

Anatolian Shepherd Dog Information

The Anatolian is built tough to do a tough job. It is a large, powerful, rugged dog, having both great agility and endurance. It has good bone and a large head. Its gait is powerful, smooth and fluid. Its coat consists of a thick undercoat and an outer coat that ranges from short (about 1 inch) to rough (about 4 inches), slightly longer around the neck and mane. Its expression is intelligent, and the general impression it gives is one of a bold yet calm protector.

This is a serious dog, devoted to its family and its duty as family protector. At the same time, it is laid back-and easygoing, never on the lookout for trouble. It is suspicious of strangers and is territorial. It is good with children, but it may not be playful enough to satisfy children's desires. As a serious watchdog, it tends to bark a lot when its suspicions are aroused.

What to do if you lose your Anatolian Shepherd Dog

If your Anatolian Shepherd Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Visit the local vet clinics to see if someone has brought in your missing pet.

4. Call the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Anatolian Shepherd Dog

If you find a Anatolian Shepherd Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet who usually scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.