So you’re looking to adopt an Anatolian Shepherd Dog, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Anatolian Shepherd Dog stands between 27 and 29 inches at the shoulder and can weigh as much as 150 pounds. Profusely muscled but nimble afoot, Anatolians are more than a match for the predators and harsh terrain of their homeland. Anatolians descend from some of the oldest known domestic-canine bloodlines. This lends the breed a sense of timelessness, a no-frills, untouched quality that takes us back 6,000 years to the Bronze Age.Anatolians are smart, devoted, responsive, and adaptable. They will protect their flock—livestock, children, smaller dogs, even the family cat—with intensity. Anatolian owners must be strong leaders, willing and able to handle a dog as dominating and demanding as he is calm and loving. An Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a rugged, imposing flock guardian of ancient lineage. Protective and territorial, but also intelligent, patient, and profoundly loyal, these muscular avengers are prized as working guard dogs without equal.”
An Anatolian Shepherd Dog typically ranges from 68.58cm to 73.66cm in height, and weighs from 36.287389600000004kg to 68.0388555kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Anatolian Shepherd Dog breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Anatolian Shepherd Dog insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.