The Anatolian Shepherd
Weight: Female: 40–55 kg, Male: 50–65 kg
Height: Female: 71–79 cm, Male: 74–81 cm
The Anatolian Shepherd is another livestock guardian dog that comes originally from Turkey but you can find them in the US.
They are intelligent, steady, and proud dogs that are strong enough to take on predators such as wolves and coyotes without much trouble.
They are also intelligent and independent, which can make training them quite tricky, especially with their large size.
Weight: Male: 35–45 kg, Female: 30–40 kg
Height: Male: 56–62 cm, Female: 54–60 cm
The Šarplaninac, also known as the Illyrian Shepherd dog, is a livestock guardian dog that comes originally from the Balkans and have been used for centuries to protect livestock from coyotes, wolves, and other predators.
They have a large, muscular build and strong jaws. They are also smart dogs with very strong protective instincts. They are usually calm but they are very alert and can detect threats quickly and move on to counter them.
However, they can be independent, stubborn, and quite difficult to train, but they can definitely take on wolves and come out on top.
The Alabai breed is one of the oldest breeds in the world. They are currently referred to as the Central Asian Shepherd Dogs. They are large and intelligent gentle giants. Despite their overall calmness, Alabais are pretty bold, strong, and can put their gentleness aside and use violence when necessary.
This breed is dignified and has strong protective instincts. Their height ranges from 24 to 28 inches, while they weigh between 88 to 110 pounds. Alabais are healthy dogs who do not have any specific illness that their breed is prone to. They are highly adaptive to different environments, which historically made them the ideal guard dogs for long journeys.
10 Dogs That Can Defeat Wolves
Wolves are one of the most powerful carnivores in the animal kingdom. Ever wondered whether there are dog breeds strong enough to finish off a wolf? You’re about to find out.
There are several dog breeds capable of killing a wolf when attacked. These include the Irish Wolfhound, Kangal, Caucasian Shepherd dog, Tibetan Mastiff, Cane Corso, Boerboel, Alabai, and Dogo Argentino amongst others.
Want to know more about the advantage these dogs have over the ever-brutal wolves? Read on as I discuss what makes them capable of winning a fight against wolves.