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Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken Comparison - Dog breed selector: Coban Kopegi or Akbash dog or Tosa Inu? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken" Compare Anatolian Shepherd Dog and Akbash Dog. Which is better: Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken?
Name Anatolian Shepherd Dog Akbash Dog Tosa Ken
OriginsTurkey Turkey Japan
Group Pastoral / Herding Dogs Guard Dogs Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank86192352
Reviews220
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Coban Kopegi, Karabash Dog, Kara Bas, Kangal Dog, Kham Kepiji Dogs, Scandinavian Nygaard Dogs Akbash dog, Akbaş Çoban Köpeği, Coban Kopegi
Turkish Shepherd
Tosa Inu, Tosa Ken, Tosa Tōken, Japanese Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff, Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Tosa
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price
Which is cheaper, Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken? Which is more expensive?
No data available No data available No data available
Availability
Very frequent
Frequent
Average

Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken size comparison:
Large Large Large
Giant
Weight
Which is heavier, Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Akbash Dog? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken weight comparison:
Male: 100-150 pounds (45-68 kg), Female: 90-130 pounds (41-59 kg) Male: 90–140 pounds (41–64 kg), Female: 75–105 pounds (34–48 kg) Male: 88-176 lbs (40-80 kg), Female: 84-120 lbs (38-54 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 125 pounds (56.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 115 pounds (52,5 kg), Female: 90 pounds (41 kg) Male: 132 pounds (60 kg), Female: 102 pounds (46 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken height comparison:
Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm) Male: 28–32 inches (71–81 cm), Female: 27–30 inches (69–76 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (55-62 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (54-60 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 28,5 inches (72,5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken coat comparison:
Fine Thick
Smooth
Dense
Hard
Colors
What are the original Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Akbash Dog and Tosa Ken color?
Biscuit
White
Brindle
Liver
Blue
Fawn
Red
White Black
Brindle
Brown
Fawn
Yellow
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Akbash Dog requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Tosa Ken requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken? Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or {name3 shedding:
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are heavy shedders.
Akbash Dogs shed moderately.
Tosa Kens shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
4-6 weeks
Average.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken behavior/temperament comparison:
Bold
Independent
Proud
Confident
Intelligent
Steady
Affectionate
Alert
Courageous
Independent
Intelligent
Loyal
Aggressive
Fearless
Sensitive
Brave
Intelligent
Suspicious
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Tosa Ken.
Trainability
Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken trainability comparison.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are quite easy to train.
Akbash Dogs are quite easy to train.
Tosa Kens aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken playfulness comparison:
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Akbash Dogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Tosa Kens, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Akbash Dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Akbash Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Tosa Kens are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken social needs comparison:
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are kinda antisocial.
Akbash Dogs are kinda antisocial.
Tosa Kens are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken?
Average: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog barks occasionally.
Average: The Akbash Dog barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Tosa Ken rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Akbash Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Tosa Kens are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Akbash Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Tosa Kens are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
High
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Akbash Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Tosa Ken has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Above 400 PSI
The strongest: Dogs that have a strong bite force are usually quite powerful and large.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken mouthiness comparison:
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Akbash Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Tosa Kens have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Akbash Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Tosa Ken is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Akbash Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Tosa Kens have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Anatolian Shepherd Dog.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Akbash Dog.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Tosa Ken.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Akbash Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tosa Kens don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs handle alone time quite well.
Akbash Dogs handle alone time quite well.
Tosa Kens do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken? Which dog is more friendly?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not stranger friendly dogs.
Akbash Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Tosa Kens are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Akbash Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Tosa Kens are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Akbash Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Tosa Kens are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not dog-friendly.
Akbash Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Tosa Kens are not dog-friendly.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken?
No
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Akbash Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Tosa Kens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken? Which is better for autism?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Anatolian Shepherd Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Akbash Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Tosa Ken is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Akbash Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Tosa Kens are commonly okay with elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken?
Not really
Anatolian Shepherd Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Akbash Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Tosa Ken breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Akbash Dogs are generally with other pets.
Tosa Kens usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken health comparison. Which is the healthier: Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are commonly healthy dogs.
Akbash Dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Tosa Kens tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken health problems comparison:
No data available Bloat
Epilepsy
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Luxating Patella
Umbilical Hernias
Bloat
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The Akbash Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Frequent
The Tosa Ken should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken lifespan comparison. How long do Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Akbash Dog and Tosa Ken breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-13 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken energy level comparison:
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Akbash Dogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Tosa Kens have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have an average exercise need.
Akbash Dogs exercise need is minimal.
Tosa Kens exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken?
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Akbash Dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Tosa Kens like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Anatolian Shepherd Dog or Akbash Dog or Tosa Ken?
4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3-4 cup high-quality commercial dog food (that is formulated for large-breed dogs), divided into two meals. 4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
Average.
High: The Tosa Ken breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken?
Prefers cold weather
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Akbash Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken?
Medium
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Akbash Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Tosa Ken has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is an average drooler.
The Akbash Dog is an average drooler.
The Tosa Ken is an average drooler.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog vs Akbash Dog vs Tosa Ken Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can Anatolian Shepherd Dog and Akbash Dog and Tosa Ken have?
5-10 puppies 6-8 puppies 6-8 puppies

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