Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Broholmer

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Anatolian Shepherd Dog and Broholmer are okay choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - The Broholmer is very child friendly. The Anatolian Shepherd Dog does okay around kids, but is not as tolerant as the Broholmer.
  • Grooming - The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is very easy to groom. The Broholmer has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both the Anatolian Shepherd Dog and Broholmer are average barkers.
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Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Broholmer
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Broholmer Dog Breed
Breed NameAnatolian Shepherd DogBroholmer
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan11-13 yrs.7-12 yrs.
Height26-30 in.22-30 in.
Weight80-150 lb90-150 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryTurkeyDenmark
Origin Year4000 BC1500 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessBelow AverageGood
Family FriendlyGoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageGood
Stranger FriendlyPoorAverage
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Stubborn
  • Protective
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 70°F30°F to 75°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed22 mph20 mph
StrengthVery HighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowHigh
SheddingHighHigh
DanderLowMedium
Drool AmountMediumMedium

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 DogBroholmer
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesNo
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageVery Low
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsAverageBelow Average
FightingAverageBelow Average
GuardingHighHigh
HerdingHighAverage
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionHighBelow Average
Remove VerminAverageBelow Average
SleddingAverageBelow Average
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameAnatolian Shepherd DogBroholmer
Lifespan
Lifespan11-13 yrs.7-12 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsNoYes
EctropionNoYes
Elbow DysplasiaNoYes
EntropionNoYes
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
Progressive Retinal AtrophyNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameAnatolian Shepherd DogBroholmer
Coat
HairYesNo
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatYesNo
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
Blue FawnYesNo
BrindleYesNo
FawnYesNo
Fawn&whiteYesNo
GrayYesNo
LiverYesNo
Red FawnYesNo
WhiteYesNo
Red GoldenNoYes
YellowNoYes