- AKC Ranking:123
- Family: Livestock Dog, Mastiff, Flock Guard
- Area of origin: Turkey
- Date of Orifgin: Ancient Times
- Original Function: Flock Guard
- Today's Function: Flock Guard, security
- Other Name: Coban Kopegi, Karabash Dog, Kara bas, Kangal Dog
The Anatolian Shepherd is an ancient guardian breed with a long working history. Its roots probably lie in the Tibetan Mastiff and Roman Mollosain war dogs that came to Turkey more than 4000 years ago...