Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Bloodhound

Compare the Anatolian Shepherd Dog to the Bloodhound. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Anatolian Shepherd Dogs and Bloodhounds.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Anatolian Shepherd Dog and Bloodhound are okay choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - The Bloodhound is very child friendly. The Anatolian Shepherd Dog does okay around kids, but is not as tolerant as the Bloodhound.
  • Grooming - The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is very easy to groom. The Bloodhound has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - The Bloodhound bark/howls frequently. The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has an average level of barking.
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Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Bloodhound
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Black and Tan Bloodhound
Breed NameAnatolian Shepherd DogBloodhound
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan11-13 yrs.11-15 yrs.
Height26-30 in.23-27 in.
Weight80-150 lb80-110 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryTurkeyFrance
Origin Year4000 BC1000 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessBelow AverageVery Good
Family FriendlyGoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Stranger FriendlyPoorVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Stubborn
  • Protective
  • Affectionate
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 70°F45°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed22 mph20 mph
StrengthVery HighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowMedium
SheddingHighMedium
DanderLowMedium
Drool AmountMediumHigh

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameAnatolian Shepherd DogBloodhound
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesNo
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoYes
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageBelow Average
FightingAverageVery Low
GuardingHighBelow Average
HerdingHighBelow Average
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionHighVery Low
Remove VerminAverageVery Low
SleddingAverageBelow Average
WatchHighBelow Average
Health Comparison
Breed NameAnatolian Shepherd DogBloodhound
Lifespan
Lifespan11-13 yrs.11-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatNoYes
Ectopic CiliaNoYes
EctropionNoYes
Elbow DysplasiaNoYes
EntropionNoYes
EpilepsyNoYes
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
HypothyroidismNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameAnatolian Shepherd DogBloodhound
Coat
HairYesNo
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatYesNo
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Blue FawnYesNo
BrindleYesNo
FawnYesNo
Fawn&whiteYesNo
GrayYesNo
LiverYesNo
Red FawnYesNo
WhiteYesNo
Black & TanNoYes
BrownNoYes
Liver & TanNoYes
RedNoYes
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