Anatolian Shepherd Puppies
Anatolian Shepherd is known for its large size, ruggedness and its being a great livestock guardian. The breed looks more like the Great Pyrenees and Kuvasz though it is more agile and slender. The rounded large head is in good proportion with the body. The muzzle is black in color and rectangular. The lips of the Anatolian Shepherd puppy are black and hang somewhat down. The dewlap of the lips should, however, not be extreme. The teeth, on the other hand, make a scissor bite. The ears, which are triangular in shape, should not go higher than the head’s plane. The ears are rounded at the tip and are more often than not black.
In all San Diego Anatolian Shepherd puppies, the eyes are medium sized, set apart and are usually dark brown and almond in shape. The eye rims are black in all dogs. This is in exception of dogs with the liver colors. The neck of the breed is thick and slightly arched. The tail is long and reaches the hocks. It curls upward when relaxed. When it comes to gaiting, both the wheel and low carriage is accepted. The breed with the wheel carriage is more preferred in show rings.
The Anatolian Shepherd puppies San Diego have a double coat. The coat is fawn with black masks. However, all the color markings and patterns are acceptable. The coat is normally long around the tail and collar. The length of the Anatolian Shepherd puppy’s hair will depend on its lineage or season. The two coat types are medium long and medium length.
The San Diego Anatolian Shepherd puppies are great flock guardians with superior hearing and sight senses. It is loyal, alert and can withstand great speeds. Due to its intelligence and alertness, the dog is easy to train.
All in all, it is important to note that the Anatolian Shepherd puppy is not recommended for beginners. It needs a person that exudes great leadership else it will develop undesirable behaviors. It can be possessive and see itself above the family.
In general, the breed is calm, independent, brave and unwavering. It is never aggressive. It backs at night. It you do not need the barking, you should train this dog at an early age to correct the behavior. This is particularly so if you wish to keep it indoors. The breed has also been known to keep great watch.
The San Diego Anatolian Shepherd puppies are prone to eyelid entropion and hypothyroidism. Hip dysplasia may also be seen. Additionally, it is important to note that the immune system of the breed may take longer to develop. Extra vaccinations are recommended as the puppy grows.
The breed requires exercising. They do best when running freely around a yard.
Male: 28 to 30 inches
Female: 26 to 28 inches
Male: 100 to 150 pounds
Female: 90 to 130 pounds
12 to 15 years
The Anatolian Shepherd puppies San Diego are mainly purchased as pets. This is because of their intelligence and good relationship with humans. However, it is important to note that they can be suspicious of strangers. They can be used in guarding livestock.