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Breed Standard of the Anatolian Shepherd



General Appearance:

It is a large, powerful, rugged dog, having both great agility and endurance.




Dewlap not excessive; eyes almond-shaped; V-shaped ears with rounded apex




Long, highest, with a curl in the end; carried in a wheel when alert




Any, most common is fawn with black mask




Weight:  Male 110 – 150 lb; Female 80 – 120 lb

Height:   Male from 29” up; Female: from 27” up




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.

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