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The Anatolian Shepherd Dog, also known as Kangal Shepherd, Turkish Shepherd, is native to Turkey, where it was bred to guard livestock. They are often called Turkish Mountain Dogs and resemble Mastiff types, except that they have a distinctive black mask and black ears. This breed is believed to be one of the oldest, with ancestors dating back up to 6000 years.
Read our Anatolian Shepherd Buying Advice page for information on this dog breed.