Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, "Scientific name for Anatolian Shepherd Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is bold, calm, rugged and protects his own people and pets fiercely. Native to Turkey, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog breed was developed as companion to a shepherd and a guardian to livestock. The size and color of the breed was almost identical to the livestock it used to guard so that the predators would not identify it from a flock. The average height of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is 27 to 29 inches (68.9 to 73.7 cm) tall at the shoulder. Females 26 to 28 inches (66 to 71.1 cm). The average weight is 100 to 150 pounds (45.4 to 68 kg) The female is 90 to 130 pounds (40.8 to 59 kg). The average life span is up to 11 to 13 years. So, it can become a great companion and protector for a long time in a human’s life. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Anatolian Shepherd Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Anatolian Shepherd Dogs eye protected and moist. Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
A Anatolian Shepherd Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog should be given proper training in socializing so that it could distinguish between a normal incident and a threat. Otherwise, because of its attacking nature, it could consider almost everything happening around it as threats and cause losses to many. Post training, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog need to be kept in proper guidance to not to let them become over protective, aggressive and uncontrollable.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Anatolian Shepherd Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Anatolian Shepherd Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Anatolian Shepherd puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Anatolian Shepherd Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Anatolian Shepherd Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Anatolian Shepherd Dog don’t wait for an order most of the times and take action of their own. They also don’t have the tendency not to please others. So if the Anatolian Shepherd Dog are not well trained or they don’t show any change of sign, they shouldn’t be adopted at all.
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog can be barkers, diggers and even dog-aggressive, depending upon situation (time to time).
As the Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are huge, maintaining them might be expensive. They are sensitive to anesthesia.
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog temperament can be modified by exposing them to early socialization. Exposure to sounds, people, sights and other animals could be helpful to make a well rounded dog.
Female Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Anatolian Shepherd Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves. The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a hardy one. It can adapt itself to all kind of environments such as indoors, outdoors. It doesn’t like to be chained always, but it could be left to roam around in the backyard with a strong and high fence. As the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a huge breed, fences up to six feet(1.82 meters) height may be required.
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog should be given around 4 to 6 cups of high quality dry dog food each day, in two meals, once in the day and once in the night.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Anatolian Shepherd Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Anatolian Shepherd Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Anatolian Shepherd Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
The number one heath problems amongst Anatolian Shepherd Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Anatolian Shepherd Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Average body temperature for a Anatolian Shepherd Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
When purchasing a Anatolian Shepherd Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
In 1995 the (AKC) American Kennel Club recognized Anatolian Shepherd.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.