Anatolian Karabash (Anatolian Cattle Dog)
Homeland and time of occurrence: Turkey, the Middle Ages; height 71-81 cm, weight 41-64 kg
Description: These are big, strong, powerful and impressive dogs, whose main purpose is grazing of herds. However, sometimes as a result of special training, it is possible to accustom the Anatolian Karabash to live in a house as a companion.Karabash is distinguished by a large head, a thick muscular neck, somewhat sagging black lips and a smooth, short and thick hair with a thick undercoat. Any color options are possible.
Breed history: The breed is considered quite ancient. The ancestors of the breed, large dogs guarding the herds, first entered the territory of Asia Minor about 1000 years ago. The original place of their habitat was the area occupied today by Turkey.
Games, entertainment, recreation: These big dogs are not meant to live in a house. It is best to keep them outside, on a large, carefully fenced site, as Karabashi are unfamiliar with undisguised suspicion.
Relatively inactive in the house, they are more than making up for lost time when they are barely outside.
Anatolian Karabash (Anatolian shepherd’s dog) Attractive features: Anatolian shepherd’s dogs are distinguished by their obedience, calm and confident disposition, as well as outstanding bravery. They will never allow anyone out of strangers into the territory protected by them if they were not properly “represented” by the owner. It is curious that karabashi tend to take a position somewhere on a dais, from where they vigilantly monitor the space entrusted to them
Health problems: Anatolian shepherd dogs are sensitive to anesthesia. As these dogs do not mature as quickly as individuals of other breeds, immunity is also established late. In order to prevent the development of infectious diseases, vaccinations against parvo viruses at an early age are recommended.
It is curious that karabashi eat pretty little for their size. A low-protein diet is highly indicated, and a rice diet is appropriate.
Features of the content: These dogs need significant physical exertion. They need a lot of space to improve their running qualities.
Training is better to start from an early age. Consider that Karabash has an independent character, it is inherent desire to dominate. Do not be surprised if he becomes stubborn and does not want to carry out some kind of unpleasant or incomprehensible to him commands.
During the walk you will have to take special care, trying to choose a route, following which, the probability of meeting other dogs is the least possible.
Miscellaneous: The average life expectancy of Anatolian Karabash is about 10-11 years.