Welcome to Barkery Bones
Home of Our Anatolians
Dakota and Mercedes
Kota (Dakota), our male is now 3 years old .
He weighs 185 lbs.
Mercedes was 3 years old Jan 1, 2012 and she now weighs 130 lbs.
The picture below was taken when he was 7 months old, and he has grown so much since then.
This picture was taken when Mercedes was only 5 months old so she has also grown a lot since then.
Mercedes may be a lady and a bit smaller than Kota, but believe me she can hold her own with him.
Kobe was our first Anatolian. We lost Kobe at Christmas in 2008.
I Got A Dog........
I asked for strength that I might rear her perfectly;
I was given weakness that I might feed her more treats.
I asked for good health that I might rest easy;
I was given a "special needs" dog that I might know nurturing.
I asked for an obedient dog that I might feel proud;
I was given stubbornness that I might feel humble.
I asked for compliance that I might feel masterful;
I was given a clown that I might laugh.
I asked for a companion that I might not feel lonely;
I was given a best friend that I would feel loved.
I got nothing I asked for,
But everything that I needed.
About the Breed:
Known for their large, strong frame and their courage. Anatolian Shepherds are laid back, easy going, intelligent, reliable, and very serious when it comes to guard duty. They are very devoted to family and suspicious of strangers. They do not do well around strangers, and are protective.
The Anatolian is territorial and reserved, but affectionate with friends and family. They are independent, watchful and calm. The Anatolian is always on alert, loyal and trainable. The Anatolian does not like small spaces to live in. They have a natural affinity for keeping themselves clean. They are gentle and playful with children and family. This breed is not a "gentle giant", and they should be properly introduced to any kind of stranger.
Country of Origin: Turkey/Asia Minor
History: The Anatolian Shepherd is an ancient guardian breed that descended from Roman war dogs and came to Turkey more then 4,000 years ago. They have existed on the plateaus of Turkey across from Afghanistan for years.
Guard-dog: Very High. They are suspicious of strangers and a guard-dog by nature.
Other Names: Coban Kopegi (Shepherd's Dog), Karabash Dog, Kara bas, Kangal Dog