The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is powerful, very tall and well balanced. His beautifully built and strong silhouette reflects all the animal's power. His vigorous gait leaves the impression of a strong and courageous dog.
Between 74 and 81 cm (29.13 to 31.89 inches) for the male
Between 71 and 79 cm (27.95 to 31.10 inches) for the female
Between 55 and 70 kg (121.25 to 154.32 pounds) for the male
Between 45 and 60 kg (99.21 to 132.28 pounds) for the female
All colors are allowed for his dress.
His semi long or short coat is dense and its length varies according to the climate where he lives. He also has a very thick undercoat.
His strong head is large. His small eyes are well sunken and are rather disproportionate to the head. His medium size ears are triangular and rounded at the tips. They are erect when he is attentive and fall back when he is at rest. His nose is black or brown as the case may be. His tail is low at rest. It is generally erect upwards with the tip slightly curved over the back when the dog is on the lookout, especially in males.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 2, section 2 and is #331