Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Training: Puppy, Obedience, Guard dog
Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Posted January 14, 2020
Kuma was born on the 4th of July and came to us in early September. He hadn't been handled much as a puppy as the breeder stated that the breed bonds quite early and it was harder for them to acclimate to their new homes. He was a bit skittish at first but never nipped or anything like some of the other breeds we've owned in the past. Within a week he was Cuddling and licking his way into our hearts!
We started training early on after hearing that both breeds could be a bit headstrong and found that he was quite intelligent! He picked up leash work within the second training session and knew place and Lay down within another few weeks. Sadly most of this progress was lost after someone attempted to steal him from our backyard and he has since reacted negatively to leashes (though he has been doing much better! just a bit of tugging now)
His protective side came out after my Father moved out and decided to stop by without telling us. We had Kuma tethered out in the front yard by the steps while we mowed the back yard and He wouldn't let him on the porch till we came out and had him stand down.
Kuma is overall a sweet pooch if a bit excitable. He can get agitated when owners are emotional and upset and can be aggressive towards the thing making them upset. He has a very flock oriented thinking and thinks himself the protector, even guarding our Cats from strays and other cats! a good boy if a bit rough around the edges!
i would not recommend his mix nor a full anatolian for inexperienced owners. They are intelligent and they will bully you if they know they can. I have Owned, Trained, and been around big bull-headed dogs my whole life and know how to handle said actions. Please do your research before adopting a dog of these breeds. Thank you for reading!