anatolian shepherd

region Turkey
cut 70cm to 90cm
weight 90 to 100 kg
hair  short or half-long, dense, with a thick undercoat
dress all colors allowed
head strong skull, slightly marked stop, black or brown nose, strong teeth
eyes small, well spaced, deep set, golden to brown in color
ear triangular, rounded at the end, drooping against the cheeks
tail long, tied high
behaviour Wise, bold, faithful, affectionate for his masters
federation FCI nomenclature group FCI=2 section 2.2 no 331
The Anatolian Shepherd is a breed of dogs originating, as their name suggests, from the Anatolian plateau in Turkey where the climate is continental, that is to say very hot in summer and very cold in winter. . The International Cynological Federation recognizes it under the name of Çoban Köpeg(i. FCI Standard N°331 / 06.06.1989 / F ANATOLIC SHEEPDOG (Coban Köpegi) Origin: Anatolia Patronage: FCI Date of publication of the original standard in force: 10 April 1989. Use: Originally, this breed was used for herding sheep; hard working, it tolerates extreme heat and cold. Active. Classification FCI: Group 2 Dogs of the Pinscher and Schnauzer type - Molossoids - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs and other breeds Section 2.2 Molossoids, mountain type No working trial.
The Anatolian Shepherd is a very old herding dog. He is probably descended from the powerful hunting dogs that existed in Mesopotamia. The breed has evolved over time to suit a specific set of circumstances. Those which have had the most influence on the formation of the breed are the climate (very hot and very dry summers, very cold winters), the way of life of the populations (sedentarized, semi-nomadic, nomadic) and the work that we ask the dogs (they guard the herds that move over great distances on the central plateau of Anatolia). The dogs are outside in all weathers.
Wise and bold, non-aggressive, independent in nature, very intelligent and docile, proud and sure of himself. Loyal and affectionate to his masters, but wary of strangers as an adult.