Anatolian Shepherd

Other name: Coban Köpegi

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Life expectancy

The Anatolian Shepherd has a life expectancy of between 10 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 28 and 31 in
Male Between 29 and 32 in

Adult weight

Female Between 99 and 132 lb
Male Between 121 and 154 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
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Purchase price

The Anatolian Shepherd costs between £795 and £1310

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More details about the Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherd: Origins and history

The Anatolian Shepherd is an old breed that most likely descends from the great hunting dogs of Mesopotamia. Over time, the breed has evolved to adapt to a series of particular circumstances: those that have most influenced their formation are the climate (very hot summers, very cold winters), the way of life of populations (sedentary, semi-nomadic or nomadic) and the type of work. The FCI officially recognized this Turkish breed in 1989.

Training a Anatolian Shepherd

The Kangal, as this dog may also be known, is considered to be an intelligent and docile dog, even if it is very independent. This temperament often does not coincide with a high level of obedience and yet, for a hound, this dog is particularly receptive.
For their education to be successful, it is necessary to begin training from a young age in order to prevent the Anatolian Shepherd puppy from developing bad habits.
Be careful never to seek any kind of power relationship with this giant dog as they could quickly begin to consider their master as an incoherent and disrespectful being and therefore stop any form of cooperation.
To overcome their occasionally stubborn side, it is necessary to be firm, consistent and self-confident to build a strong relationship. Concessions must be avoided while fostering an education that respects the principles of positive education.

It should be noted that obedience for this dog is a deliberate, unconditioned act. Therefore, commands must be fair and sensible in order to achieve results.

Anatolian Shepherd: Purchase price

The price of an Anatolian Shepherd varies according to their origin, age and gender. It is necessary to count on average £1310 for a dog registered with the KC.
Concerning the monthly budget necessary to provide for the primary needs of a dog of this size, it is necessary to account for approximately £60/month.

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