The Anatolian Retriever is not at all a typical hybrid dog, and there seems to be very few around and even less information regarding these dogs. Mating two purebred dogs can result in any ratio of either breed contributing to the litter, and puppies are rarely alike in a litter of hybrid dogs. iIt is most likely that the this mix is produced to calm the more naturally aggressive aspect of the Anatolian.
As both breeds are very intelligent in different ways, there is no doubt that the Anatolian Retriever is a smart dog. They may be headstrong, however, if there is more Anatolian due to this latter breed being all about guarding flocks, herds, and property. Still, as both dogs are accustomed to working on their own, they know how to get the job done once trained.
Anatolian Retrievers are loyal dogs, but they may show it in different ways depending on how much of each parent they inherit. Labrador Retrievers can be loyal in that they are always by your side whereas Anatolians exhibit loyalty by getting their work done whether with or without your presence.
These dogs are very active and require a lot of activity — both physical and mental — to maintain their happiness and health. Anatolians in particular accustomed to long days of constant movement both forward with and constantly encircling their flocks.