At heart this is a working breed who takes his duties seriously, and if he doesn't have a flock of goats to look after he will look after you instead.
Devoted to his family, the Anatolian’s modus operandi is to warn off danger with a deep loud bark and a threatening appearance. The Anatolian Shepherd's temperament is strong willed and independent minded.
They can be stubborn and being a guardian breed are naturally suspicious of strangers. This is a breed that will benefit greatly from an experienced trainer with good leadership skills.