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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Sighthounds and Hound Group.

Weight:

Approximately 65 pounds (30 kg).

Height:

24-27.5 inches (60-70 cm) at the shoulders.

Color(s):

Fawn is the most common colour for Anatolian Greyhounds. However, other colours such as tan, red, white, black, and brindle can also occur.

Coat:

There are both shorthaired and semi-longhaired Anatolian Greyhounds.


Overview

Character:

Anatolian Greyhounds are intelligent, quiet dogs that rarely ever bark. Bred for speed, these dogs like to run fast and just about anything that moves will grab their attention.

Country of Origin:

Anatolia.

History:

This is an ancient breed originating in Anatolia. Known for their intelligence, speed, and hunting abilities, Anatolian Greyhounds have been bred with shepherd dogs to add speed to the latter breed. Anatolian Greyhounds can be found all over Anatolia.

Name:

This breed is also known as the Turkmen Tazi.

Temperament:

Anatolian Greyhounds have non-aggressive dispositions. Due to this type of temperament, more than one of these dogs can be kept together.


Care

Training:

Anatolian Greyhounds are intelligent and quite easy to train, although they are easily distracted by anything that moves. Initial training for hunting typically begins by taking the young Anatolian Greyhound out into the field with more experienced Anatolian Greyhounds.

Activity:

Anatolian Greyhounds like to run and chase, and can move very fast.

Ownership:

These dogs have excellent, non-aggressive dispositions but they also have a very strong chase instinct. Anatolian Greyhounds are great hunting dogs and are known for their speed and intelligence. Some Anatolian Greyhounds are very sensitive to cold and require protection during the wintertime.


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