| Anatolian Shepherds have long been valued by herdsmen for their ability to best wolves in a fight. Anatolian Shepherds are very closely related, some say identical, to the Kangal, which is the national dog of Turkey. Exporting Kangal dogs from Turkey involves so many restrictions that it is effectively outlawed. Dogs similar to the Anatolian Shepherd existed over 6,000 years ago in Mesopotamia. Anatolian Shepherds have such strong herding instincts that they will treat other household pets as their flock and become very protective of them. Anatolian Shepherds are very independent and will take personal responsibility for guarding a flock.
Anatolian Shepherd Rescue
North Dakota Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Grand Forks County - Grand Forks, ND 58203
Circle of Friends Humane Society 701-775-3732
Stutsman County - Jamestown, North Dakota 58402
James River Humane Society 701-252-0747
Ward County - Minot, North Dakota 58701
Souris Valley Humane Society 701-852-6133
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