Turkish Dog Names for an Anatolian Shepherd

Updated on January 7, 2018
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Dr. Mark is a veterinarian. He has been working with dogs for more than 40 years.

Anatolian Shepherds look great anywhere.
Anatolian Shepherds look great anywhere. | Source

The Anatolian Shepherd is huge dog from Turkey that has been bred to protect livestock from all sorts of predators. They were first developed thousands of years ago to be big enough to defend the flocks from wolves and bears, and over time they have adapted to the harsh climate of the Anatolian Plateau.

If you have been lucky enough to bring home one of these intelligent dogs, remember that he is going to grow up to be up to 65 kilos (around 150 pounds): socialization and obedience training need to start right away.

Pick a name that will work well for obedience training. A good name has two syllables, ends with a vowel or sound that attracts your attention, and is easy to pronounce. These names below are all authentic, and I have already deleted hundreds that do not meet good training standards. Even if you find a name whose meaning you like, but it is hard to pronounce and you do not like the way it sounds, do not use it.

Don’t forget to start training with that new name immediately.

Some Good Turkish Dog Names

Name
Meaning
Altay
Anatolian mountains
Aslan
A lion
Boga
A bull
Ceren
A gazelle
Kara
Black
Kartal
An eagle
Kopek
A dog
Kurt
A wolf
Loca
Large
Mizrak
A spear
Sabir
Patient
Sadik
Faithful
Sona
A drake (male duck)
Of course Anatolian Shepherds look great guarding livestock.
Of course Anatolian Shepherds look great guarding livestock. | Source

Turkish Names For Male Dogs

Name
Meaning
Abbas
A lion hero
Acar
Brave and resourceful
Ağca
A pale white
Akna
Frugal
Azma
Powerful
Batu
Strong
Beha
Hard to find
Bolat
Hard as steel
Bora
A rainy storm
Demir
Iron
Dora
The summit of a mountain
Eber
Good
Eberturk
A brave Turk
Ezgü:
A good one
Fecri
A red dawn
Fehmi
Understanding and comprehension
Ferdi
Private
Ferkan
Another form of strong
Fevzi
Winner
Furat
A river in Turkey
Habib
Beloved
Hakki
Justice
Hamdi
To praise Allah
Jefi
Experienced
Kadri
Valuable
Nuri
Bright and shining
Olca
Spoils of war
Osman
The founder of the Ottoman Empire
Sami
High and lofty
Tali
Lucky
Talu
Good
Tutku
Passionate
Tümay:
A full moon
Vefa
Loyalty
Veli
Guardian
Volkan
Volcano
Yekta
Unique
Yusuf
The prophet Joseph
Zeka
Intelligent
Zihni
Smart
Zeya
A bright light

Anatolian Shepherds do tend to wander. As soon as you have picked out a name for your dog, be sure to get a collar with his name and your telephone number.

On the next visit to your vet, ask about having your dog microchipped.

Your efforts may save his life if he becomes lost.

Turkish Names For Female Dogs

Name
Meaning
Abu
A water lily
Ahla
Cute and sweet
Aksu
Clear and cool water
Avi
The color of fresh water
Baci
An older sister
Belma
Docile
Bibi
Aunt
Ceyda
A beautiful long neck
Deva
A homemade medicine
Derya
A great sea
Diba
A light brown silk
Ela
Yellow or chestnut eyes
Hesna
A beautiful woman
Kumru
A dove
Kübra:
Very big
Leyla
A dark beauty
Melda
Young and gentle
Sema
The sky
Tara
A star
Verda
A rose
No livestock to guard? Anatolian Shepherds look great walking around the mall.
No livestock to guard? Anatolian Shepherds look great walking around the mall. | Source

Find any Turkish names you like? If you didn´t, and want to look at some other sites to read other Turkish names, remember:

· Only choose names that are short and easy to pronounce. If you find a long name that you really HAVE to use then decide on a nickname that you will use to call your dog, and start using it right away during training.

· Do not choose an overused name from the top 10 or top 25 lists of dog names.

· Do not give your dog a silly name that he will grow out of.

· Take plenty of pictures. Your Anatolian Shepherd will grow up fast, and you will want to enjoy and remember the days ahead!

I hope you learned all about the Anatolian Shepherd before bringing one home, but if you have not seen this video yet take a few minutes and watch a little more.

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      • DrMark1961 profile imageAUTHOR

        Dr Mark 

        3 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

        Thanks for your list, turkish. You will notice some names are on this list already. How about some meanings in your locale for the other names you suggested?

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        turkish 

        3 years ago

        the name list wrong.

        we using these names

        karabaş

        arap

        panter

        haydut

        aslan

        kaplan

        bozkurt

        sarı

      • DrMark1961 profile imageAUTHOR

        Dr Mark 

        4 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

        Thanks Bob. I do not know how many hours a normal goose can stay in a pond without getting wet, but I think there was something wrong with her ability to oil her feathers. The other geese do it all the time when they are sitting around between meals, Football rarely did so. Plus, as I mentioned above, even with supplemental feeding she was always kind of thin, and birds do not have much resistance when it comes to respiratory problems.

        I appreciate your comment, Will. She has left a hole around here. Labs arent around as long as a Chi, but losing them, no matter the size, is just as hard. One reason I think these Anatolian Shepherds are so amazing is that they have a long lifespan for such a big dog.

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        WillStarr 

        4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

        I'm so sorry to hear that you lost Football. Like you, I'm an all around animal lover, and they all have a place.

        I like all dogs (we currently have a Chihuahua) but prefer big, independent dogs, so this breed is intriguing. Great Hub!

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        Bob Bamberg 

        4 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

        Doc, I'm so saddened to learn of Football's passing. Although it's inevitable, it still takes a piece of one's heart...even for those of us who knew her from a picture and bits and pieces from the comment stream.

        I wonder if she was unable to preen efficiently while in the water, preventing her from distributing oils throughout her plumage. She'll forever be a legend from the Beach of Brazil.

      • DrMark1961 profile imageAUTHOR

        Dr Mark 

        4 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

        Thanks for that comment, Fraser Soul!

        Hi Bob, Samir is one of those Arab names that Turks use a lot. I tried to use Turkish names, but looking over my list I see a few Arab names like "Yusuf". I have to admit that "C´mere Samir" would be a big hit!

        I am training a few large aggressive dogs on the beach so have been getting up every morning at 5:30, before there is anyone else around. It has really messed up my HP schedule.

        On a sad note, I came home last week and found Football soaked to the bone. She had been in the pond a long time since she cannot get in and out like the other geese. She caught pneumonia and, since she never grazed and was always kind of thin, died after only one day. She had become a regular fixture around here, and all my visitors always asked to see my handicapped goose.

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        Bob Bamberg 

        4 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

        I Googled "Turkish movie heroes" and the first entry was a movie directed by a guy named Samir. That has a nice ring to it...or is it a gong. I guess when you called him, you could yell, "C'mere, Samir." Nice to see you again. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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        Mildred Lucille Fraser 

        4 years ago from Bloomfield, CT

        Beautiful dogs. Thanks for the informative hub. it was interesting.

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