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Anatolian Shepherd



    Brief Description: 

    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.

    Source: AKC


    Links to Breed Descriptions: 

    The German Kennel Club (Hint: your browser should be able to Translate to English, at least for text (e.g., right click in Google Chrome or Internet Explorer).)

    Kangal Shepherd Dog: http://www.sivas.gov.tr/kangal-oban-kopegi


    Other Names for Breed: 
    • Karabaş (Blackhead)
    • Anatolian Blackhead (Anadolulu Karabaş)
    • Kangal
    • Chien De Berger D'Anatolie
    • Coban Kopegi

    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club: 

    Country of origin: Turkey


    Health and Well-Being: 

    Some sources of health information include:

    1. National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
    2. Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
    3. Research articles
    4. Breed club surveys


    Breed Standards: 

    There are numerous breed standards.

     

    The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.

     

    Three of the major international standards are:

    The American Kennel Club

    The Kennel Club, UK

    FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)

     


    Breed-Specific Statistics: 

    1. Swedish Insurance Data Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds. This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance. ​Click here to view downloads


    Breeding/Health Strategy Documents: 

    Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:

    1. The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
    2. Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
    3. Finland

     

    Health Surveys:

    Summary Report of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Health Survey - Data collected by Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America (ASDCA) in partnership with OFA from December 1, 2009 to September 5, 2011.

     


    Breed-Specific DNA Tests: 

    The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database.

     


    Breed Clubs: 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.

    Australia:
    Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club (ASDCV)
    Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of New South Wales (ASDNSW)

    USA: Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America (ASDCA)

     


Edited by Dave St. Louis


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