Anatolian Shepherd Dog

When you look into the eyes of an Anatolian, you're looking into their soul.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is an Anatolian Shepherd Dog's temperament like? Are they good with kids and other animals? Are they a healthy breed? How easy is it to train them?

You can find your answers to all of these questions and more on the About ASDs page on this site. Please read over it to determine if you feel this would be the right breed for you. If you have any further questions that were not covered, please feel free to contact me.

What kinds of homes do you sell your Anatolian Shepherd puppies to?

Our puppies will be available to both pet homes and working homes. We would also be proud to have some of our puppies go off into show homes.

Can I breed my Anatolian Shepherd?

Most of our puppies will be sold under a spay/neuter contract with a limited registration. Only approved homes will be eligible to breed their dog.

What are your requirements for puppy buyers?

Here at Mystic Anatolians, these dogs are not just dogs. They are family! We expect our puppy buyers to love, cherish and treasure their Anatolian Shepherd Dog for it's entire life. You will need to properly care for, train and give this dog proper health care. We will expect you to give this dog the best life possible for it's entire lifetime. We do require that our puppy buyers remain in contact with us throughout the dogs lifetime and send updates and pictures. We care about the puppies that we are bringing into this world and would like to know how they are doing from time to time. We have a Sales Contract that will show all of our requirements. You can see more of our requirements in the contract. If you feel that you would be a proper home for one of our dogs and if we approve you for one of our puppies, you will be required to sign this contract.

Do you have any puppies available? If not, when will you have puppies available?

We will have puppies available occasionally. For available puppies or information on upcoming litters, please visit our Litters page.

How much does a puppy cost?

Prices will vary depending on if you are purchasing a puppy on a spay/neuter contract or one that will remain intact for breeding/show purposes.

Do the puppies come with a health guarantee?

Yes. All puppies will come with a health guarantee. Please look at our Breeder Guarantee/Sales Contract to find out more.

Will my Anatolian Shepherd Dog be AKC registered?

We will register the litter with the AKC and provide you with the official registration application once we receive it and once all names for the pups have been chosen. We will fill in the chosen name for the dog and then supply you with the application to send in. The new owner will be responsible for permanent registration costs.

Will my Anatolian Shepherd Dog be UKC registered?

We will register the litter with the UKC and provide you with the official registration application once we receive it and once all names for the pups have been chosen. We will fill in the chosen name for the dog and then supply you with the application to send in. The new owner will be responsible for permanent registration costs.

Can I name my own puppy?

Yes. Choosing a name for a puppy is a very important thing and a major decision. The dog will need to live with the name and get to know their name. To me, choosing a name for a new puppy is always a fun time. I do not want to take that away from anyone and give everyone a chance to name their own puppy that they will be living with. We do require that the registered name begin with "Mystic's" followed by the name that the new owner will choose. We do ask that you be creative, tasteful and respectful when choosing the official registered name. Breeder will need to approve the chosen registered names. You can use any call name that you would like but please be respectful of the dog when choosing a call name that the dog will be called by on a daily basis. As soon as you know the call name, please notify us so we can start calling the puppy by that name and it can start learning it's name as soon as possible.

Will my puppy be microchipped?

Yes. Your puppy will be microchipped. The microchip will be registered under the breeder's name as a safety precaution for the dog. You will need to keep us informed of any address, phone number or contact information changes so we can contact you in the case of an emergency. You will be receiving the microchip information along with the puppy.

How do I purchase a puppy from you?

If you feel that an Anatolian is the right breed for you and you would like to bring one into your family, you will need to fill out our Puppy Application. We will also talk to you and decide if we feel you are the right home for one of our puppies. If we decide you are able to get a puppy from us, you will be asked to send a deposit to us along with our signed Breeder Guarantee/Sales Contract to hold your place on our waiting list. You will be required to pay for the puppy in full before it leaves our premises.

Why do I need to fill out a puppy application?

This is our way of initially finding out if you would be an acceptable home for one of our puppies. We want the best for our puppies that we breed and have expectations that we would like met. We want to know about you/your family, your home/property, the thought you have put into acquiring one of our puppies, the living situation that one of our puppies would be living in, the care you plan on providing and most of all to see if we would feel comfortable with you having one of our puppies. All applicants will be thoroughly scanned before we place a puppy with you.

What is a waiting list?

The waiting list is to ensure that we have available homes for puppies from an upcoming litter. Your name will go on the list once the deposit has been received. The sooner the deposit is received, the better chance you have of getting a puppy from a specific breeding.

Why do I need to send a deposit?

Your deposit is to ensure that you are serious about acquiring one of our puppies. This deposit will place you on our waiting list for current or future puppies. We will only breed a planned litter depending on the number of deposits that have been made. We will not breed a planned litter if not enough homes are available for the upcoming puppies.

Will my deposit be refundable?

Your deposit will be refundable only as long as the guidelines stated in our Sales Contract have been met. Your deposit will also be refunded if no puppy is available.

What if I decide that I don't want a puppy after I have sent my deposit?

Your deposit will not be refunded. It will only be refunded as stated above.

How do I pay for my puppy?

All payments must be made in the forms of a Cashier's Check or Money Order.

When do I pay for my puppy?

You will need to send the deposit along with the signed Sales Contract once you are approved for one of our puppies in order to be placed on our waiting list. You will not be required to send payment for the puppy until it has been born. Payments should be made no later than 9 weeks of age. If you do not make the final payment by the time the puppy reaches 9 weeks of age, we will assume that you are no longer interested and you will not receive a puppy. Your deposit will not be refunded. The puppy will be made available to the next home on our waiting list. Puppies will not leave our premises until full payment has been made.

Can I pick out my own puppy?

You will have pick according to what you are looking for (Family Companion/Livestock Guardian on a spay/neuter contract or Family Companion/Livestock Guardian for breeding or show). We will be evaluating puppies as they grow and working with you to help get you one that will meet what you are looking for.

At what age can my Anatolian puppy come home?

Puppies will be ready to go home between the ages of 9-12 weeks old once they have had their health checks and first round of immunizations. We will not, under any circumstances, allow a puppy to leave before the age of 8 weeks old.

Do you have any older puppies or dogs available?

There could be times when older puppies or dogs are available. Look at the Available page on this site to find out if any are available at this time. Prices of these dogs will vary depending on age, training and quality.

If I purchase a puppy from you, what is the easiest way to get my puppy?

We do prefer that all new puppy owners pick up their puppy in person. We do however understand that sometimes it's not always possible to pick up the puppy in person. We do offer airline shipping to those who cannot pick up their new puppy. It will be the buyers responsibility to cover all shipping costs. The shipping costs will be in addition to the purchase price of the puppy. The shipping costs include shipping, crate, collar/leash and food/water bowls. Older puppies and dogs that may be available at times must be picked up in person. We strongly urge all prospective buyers to pick up their puppies/dogs in person.

What if I cannot keep or no longer want my Anatolian Shepherd Dog?

If the time arises that you cannot keep or no longer want your Anatolian Shepherd for any reason, you will be required to give the dog back to us. At that time, you will be required to sign a Surrender Contract stating that you are surrendering all ownership rights back to us and that you are forgoing all rights of ownership to said dog. Any further questions or situations will be discussed on an individual basis.