Anatolian Shepherd Dog

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The Anatolian Shepherd breed are a Mastiff dog bred originally in Turkey.

This dog was originally used as a guard dog for nomadic farmers and used to extremes of temperatures.

In both Turkey and Australia, it has been found these dogs work in very well with goats and sheep. Farmers hold them in high regards. Although tough and hardy, they get on well with other dogs, not always good domestic pets, as their independent natures and devotion to their duties as a herder is such that they have been known to attack their owners if the dog thought one of the herd was to be hurt.

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