Anatolian Shepherd Puppies

All About Anatolian Shepherd Puppies


In spite of their large size, Anatolian shepherds can be a wonderful family pet. When considering the addition of Anatolian shepherd puppies to your family, however, there are some things you should take into consideration.


Most of their attributes make them a great pet, but you should get to know the breed before making a decision. Here is some basic information about Anatolian shepherd puppies followed by information about where to buy one.


Size


As mentioned above, Anatolian shepherd puppies turn into to quite large dogs. Females can weigh up to 130 pounds and males just over 140 pounds.


Because of their sheer size, as well as other factors, these dogs do not make good apartment dogs. Also, it is important that the owner be able to be firmly in control of the dog.


Children


These dogs are very caring and tender toward the children in their household. That being said, when other children come around, be sure the dog is slowly introduced to them before allowing them to play together.


Also, as a general rule, you should not allow the dog to be alone with children, especially children they do not know very well.


Other Pets


If Anatolian shepherd puppies are raised with other pets, they usually do fine. However, if that is not the case, it is very important to closely monitor their interactions.  This dog will have no problem doing away with another pet that they think is a threat in any way.


Loyalty


Anatolian shepherd puppies and dogs are very loyal. That is one of the reasons that they make exceptional guard dogs. In addition to being very loyal and protective of their family, they are also rather wary of strangers.


They will definitely let you know when someone who doesn’t belong is coming, and they will do what they have to do to protect the ones they love.

 


Temperament


Because these dogs have a strong will, they are best handled by someone with experience with similar breeds.  If you are new to dog ownership, or have never worked with such a strong willed dog before, you should definitely put the dog through obedience classes.


This will not only help the dog, but it will also give you the skills that you need to be able to work effectively with him.


Exercise Requirements


Anatolian shepherd puppies and dogs require quite a bit of exercise. They need a large yard in which they can play, and will very much appreciate it if their owners will take them on long walks each day.  If you do not have a yard for them to run, long, brisk walks will be absolutely necessary. Also, frequent trips to the local dog park, where he will be able to run freely, will help as well.


Where to Buy


Anatolian shepherd puppies are available through reputable breeders throughout the country. Unfortunately, they are also available through puppy mills.  Follow these tips to be sure you are getting your dog from a reputable breeder.


Do not order over the internet.  Many “breeders” who advertise on the internet are nothing more than a puppy mill. These operations abuse the animals. When you buy a puppy from such a place, you are supporting the abuse of animals.


Visit in person.  This is the best way to know that you are dealing with a reputable breeder. In fact, most reputable breeders will insist on a site visit. Those who truly care about the dogs insist on meeting any person who intends buy one of their animals.


When you visit the breeder, be sure to see the conditions in which the animals are kept. Make sure to see the mother as well. She should be in good health and seem happy and fit. If not, you could you be dealing with a puppy mill.


Anatolian shepherd puppies can make a great addition to your family.  Just know what you are getting into and the best place to buy.  This will ensure a long and happy relationship between you and your new pet.