Anatolian Shepherd Dogs
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are regarded as flock guardians of the mountain molossian-type by the FCI. Large, rugged and impressive, they possess great endurance and agility. These dogs are tall and powerful, yet not massive in build. This magnificent ancient working dog presents an impression of functional utility without exaggerated features. Large size is important, but correct breed type, soundness of movement, overall balance with correct temperament should be given precedence so as to preserve working ability.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs International, Inc.TM
ASDI, Inc., was founded in 1991 with the goal of preserving the Anatolian Shepherd Dog's working heritage and promoting sound breeding practices. Many people who are involved with the Anatolian were attracted by the breed's intelligence, working instincts, and temperament. While a dog with a sound structure of an identifiable breedtype is desired, selection of breeding stock on the basis of conformation titles alone is not. In fact, while some Anatolian Shepherd fanciers do enjoy showing their dogs (and a dog titled in both conformation and obedience is considered best), most Anatolians are used either for their original purpose as livestock guardians, or as family companions.
ASDI, Inc., is known for its commitment to the education of members and others about the Anatolian Shepherd, attention to health issues , the quality of our newsletter, the Choban Chatter, and in working to better understand the Anatolian Shepherd's working behavior and to ensure successful performance of our dogs in their area of expertise. ASDI, Inc. is affiliated with the United Kennel Club, as their emphasis on the "total dog" parallels the emphasis on soundness, working ability, and intelligence which are the tenets upon which ASDI is founded. ASDI has generally felt that over-popularization of the breed and recognition by the AKC is not in the best interests of the breed. ASDI recognizes all color varieties of Anatolians, as well as imports, and seeks to preserve a strong genetic base for the future. The club and its members are dedicated to preserving the mental stability, soundness, and working ability of this majestic and noble animal.
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Bushnell, FL 33513
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