The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a breed of dog which originated in the Anatolia region of central Turkey. It is rugged, large and very strong, with good sight and hearing that allow it to protect livestock. With its high speed and agility, it is able to run down a predator with great efficiency. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are still used to guard flocks and property. The Anatolian Shepherd Dog’s coat is short and rough. It is a double coat and will shed in the spring and summer months.