The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a breed of dog which originated in the Anatolia region of central Turkey. It is rugged, large and very strong, with good sight and hearing that allow it to protect livestock. With its high speed and agility it is able to run down a predator with great efficiency.
Historically, it has been treated as a separate breed to the Kangal Shepherd Dog by many canine registries, but is now generally
treated as part of the same breed population