The Anatolian is first and foremost a guarding breed. The Anatolian is loyal and can be fiercely possessive and protective of his family, stock and territory. He tends to be aloof and suspicious of anything or anyone new that enters his domain. Anatolians are not outgoing dogs that want to make friends with everyone. They often do not want to be boldly approached and usually dislike being touched or stroked on the top of their heads when greeted by a stranger. This is not because of shyness, but because they prefer to be approached on their own terms. This is what people mean when they say that the Anatolian seems to expect a formal introduction. They dislike strangers who are too forward. When greeting a new Anatolian, one may stroke the dog’s chin after the dog has initially sniffed the hand.
The Anatolian is bold and confident without aggression. They will determine on their own whether aggression is warranted and will use a graduated display of increasingly assertive behaviours to control a given situation.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of an Anatolian (Karabash) Shepherd Dog Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
NSW,TRIBOCIE Tribocie Kennels 0433 999 007 Sydney, NSW firstname.lastname@example.org
QLD, COMARKAAN Caroline Hager 0427 178 676 Queensland email@example.com
VIC, TAKAS L. Grgat +61 (0)447 101 585 firstname.lastname@example.org
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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AZ, Phoenix; ARMAGAN Tina Leese (602) 264 7838 email@example.com
WI, Marathan; MIDWEST Gary and Barbara Jakob (715) 443-3509 firstname.lastname@example.org
NM, San Ysidro; SALAD FORK Carol Oleksak (505) email@example.com
FL, Orlando; JAOCIM Jim Box (407) 425 2033 firstname.lastname@example.org
CA, Napa; GERLACH Kathy Gerlach (707) 252 8196 email@example.com
OR, Newberg; Shepherd Rest Chynl Walker firstname.lastname@example.org
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AZ, Huachuca City; ASIRI Albert and Paula Suhajda +(520) 456-1033 firstname.lastname@example.org
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GA, Dallas; ASLAN’S PRIDE Michele Iberr +(678) 363-0251 firstname.lastname@example.org
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