Anatolsk Gjeterhund
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Anatolsk Gjeterhund:
Anerkjent av FCI
FCI nummer: 331
Gruppe 2: Pinscher-, schnauzer-, molosser og sennenhunder
Seksjon 2: Molosser
Anerkjent av AKC
Dogs of the Working Group were bred to perform such jobs as guarding property, pulling sleds and performing water rescues. They have been invaluable assets to man throughout the ages. The Doberman Pinscher, Siberian Husky and Great Dane are included in this Group, to name just a few. Quick to learn, these intelligent, capable animals make solid companions. Their considerable dimensions and strength alone, however, make many working dogs unsuitable as pets for average families. And again, by virtue of their size alone, these dogs must be properly trained.
ANDRE NAVN: anatolsk karabash, tyrkisk gjeterhund, karabash, kangalhund, coban köpegi, Anatolian Shepherd Dog
VEKT: Hann: 50-65kg
Tispe: 40-55kg
HØYDE: Hann: 74-81cm
Tispe: 71-79cm
FARGE(R): Ofte kremhvit men alle farger tillatt og maske er vanlig
PELS: Tykk dobbel pels med kort tett underull, noe stritt
PELSSTELL: Svært mye

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Om Anatolian Shepherd Dog:

Large, rugged and powerful, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a working guard dog, possessing a superior ability to protect livestock. While not a "glamour" breed, the Anatolian’s loyalty, independence and hardiness is cherished by breeders and owners. The breed’s coat can be short (one inch) or rough (approximately four inches), with all color patterns and markings, including fawn and brindle, equally acceptable.

A Look Back
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a guardian breed that originated in Turkey more than 6,000 years ago. Well-suited to Turkey’s harsh climate and a nomadic lifestyle, he served shepherds as the frontline defense against predators. Breeders created a dog of the same size and colors as the livestock they guarded so that they would remain undetected by these predators. Anatolians entered the United States in the 1950s.

Right Breed for You?
Instinctively protective, the Anatolian is a calm, reserved breed around strangers, showing his loyal and loving nature only to his family. He enjoys children, but should be supervised around them in case he interprets rough play as a need to guard "his" child. Because he was bred to make independent decisions while working, owner commands may not be followed to the letter, but the Anatolian is trainable. Regular exercise and grooming is necessary.

  • Working Group; AKC recognized in 1996.
  • Ideal size: Males – 29 inches tall at the shoulder and 110 to 150 pounds; Females – 27 inches tall at the shoulder and 80-120 pounds.
  • Guardian.


General Appearance
Large, rugged, powerful and impressive, possessing great endurance and agility. Developed through a set of very demanding circumstances for a purely utilitarian purpose; he is a working guard dog without equal, with a unique ability to protect livestock. General impression - Appears bold, but calm, unless challenged. He possesses size, good bone, a well-muscled torso with a strong head. Reserve out of its territory is acceptable. Fluid movement and even temperament is desirable.

Size, Proportion, Substance
General balance is more important than absolute size. Dogs should be from 29 inches and weighing from 110 to 150 pounds proportionate to size and structure. Bitches should be from 27 inches, weighing from 80 to 120 pounds, proportionate to size and structure. Neither dog nor bitch appear fat. Both dog and bitch should be rectangular, in direct proportion to height. Measurements and weights apply at age 2 or older.

Expression should be intelligent. Eyes are medium size, set apart, almond shaped and dark brown to light amber in color. Blue eyes or eyes of two different colors are a disqualification. Eye rims will be black or brown and without sag or looseness of haw. Incomplete pigment is a serious fault. Ears should be set on no higher than the plane of the head. V-shaped, rounded apex, measuring about four inches at the base to six inches in length. The tip should be just long enough to reach the outside corner of the eyelid. Ears dropped to sides. Erect ears are a disqualification. Skull is large but in proportion to the body. There is a slight centerline furrow, fore and aft, from apparent stop to moderate occiput. Broader in dogs than in bitches. Muzzle is blockier and stronger for the dog, but neither dog nor bitch would have a snipey head or muzzle. Nose and flews must be solid black or brown. Seasonal fading is not to be penalized. Incomplete pigment is a serious fault. Flews are normally dry but pronounced enough to contribute to "squaring" the overall muzzle appearance. Teeth and gums strong and healthy. Scissors bite preferred, level bite acceptable. Broken teeth are not to be faulted. Overshot, undershot or wry bite are disqualifications.

Neck, Topline, Body
Neck slightly arched, powerful, and muscular, moderate in length with more skin and fur than elsewhere on the body, forming a protective ruff. The dewlap should not be pendulous and excessive. Topline will appear level when gaiting. Back will be powerful, muscular, and level, with drop behind withers and gradual arch over loin, sloping slightly downward at the croup. Body well proportioned, functional, without exaggeration. Never fat or soft. Chest is deep (to the elbow) and well-sprung with a distinct tuck up at the loin. Tail should be long and reaching to the hocks. Set on rather high. When relaxed, it is carried low with the end curled upwards. When alert, the tail is carried high, making a "wheel." Both low and wheel carriage are acceptable, when gaiting. "Wheel" carriage preferred. The tail will not necessarily uncurl totally.

Shoulders should be muscular and well developed, blades long, broad and sloping. Elbows should be neither in nor out. Forelegs should be relatively long, well-boned and set straight with strong pasterns. The feet are strong and compact with well-arched toes, oval in shape. They should have stout nails with pads thick and tough. Dewclaws may be removed.

Strong, with broad thighs and heavily muscled. Angulation at the stifle and hock are in proportion to the forequarters. As seen from behind, the legs are parallel. The feet are strong and compact with well-arched toes, oval in shape. Double dewclaws may exist. Dewclaws may be removed.

Short (one inch minimum, not tight) to Rough (approximately 4 inches in length) with neck hair slightly longer. Somewhat longer and thicker at the neck and mane. A thick undercoat is common to all. Feathering may occur on the ear fringes, legs, breeching, and tail.

All color patterns and markings are equally acceptable.

At the trot, the gait is powerful yet fluid. When viewed from the front or rear, the legs turn neither in nor out, nor do feet cross or interfere with each other. With increased speed, footfall converges toward the center line of gravity. When viewed from the side, the front legs should reach out smoothly with no obvious pounding. The withers and backline should stay nearly level with little rise or fall. The rear assembly should push out smoothly with hocks doing their share of the work and flexing well.

Alert and intelligent, calm and observant. Instinctively protective, he is courageous and highly adaptable. He is very loyal and responsive. Highly territorial, he is a natural guard. Reserve around strangers and off its territory is acceptable. Responsiveness with animation is not characteristic of the breed. Overhandling would be discouraged.

Blue eyes or eyes of two different colors.
Erect ears.
Overshot, undershot, or wry bite.

Approved: June 1995
Effective: June 1, 1996


The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a guardian breed with its origin in Turkey. Quite probably more than 6,000 years old, the breed is impressive in size, serving as the Turkish shepherd's frontline defense from predators. Developed to withstand Turkey's harsh climate, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog has evolved to endure the nomadic lifestyle of the shepherds.

Loyalty, independence, and hardiness are the three factors most appreciated by fanciers of the breed. First entering the United States in the 1950s, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a fiercely loyal guard dog not considered a "glamor breed." Faithful to its job, the Anatolian is highly intelligent and responsive to its master. However, its independent nature means it can be slow to respond to commands.

Farger og egenheter:

Description Type Code
Biscuit & White S 376
Blue Fawn S 036
Brindle S 057
Fawn S 082
Gray Fawn S 377
Liver S 123
Red Fawn S 150
White S 199
Description Type Code
Black Mask S 004
Brown Mask S 076
Dutch Markings S 077
Pinto S 018
Pinto, Black Mask S 079
Silver Mask S 078



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  • The Anatolian Shepherd Dog entered the AKC registry on Oct. 31, 1995, and entered the Miscellaneous Class on June 1, 1996 and moved to the Working Group on August 10, 1998.
  • The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is AKC's 144th breed.
  • The Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America was formed in 1970.
  • Anatolian Shepherds are also known as Goban Kopegi or Anatolian Karabash Dogs.
  • From ancient times Anatolian Shepherd Dogs served as shepherds' frontline defense from predators. Breeders created the dog of the same size and colors with the livestock they guarded in order to fit in among the flock undetected by predators. Anatolians had to guard their livestock at all times, in remote areas, so they were sure to make independent decisions.
  • Anatolians entered the US in the 1950s and are originally from the Anatolian Plateau in Turkey.