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Detect says 'We you can make each other etc dog or you have a more headstrong dog to deal with. If possible, get him into puppy kindergarten class by the time he is 10 to 12 weeks old, and socialize, socialize, socialize. However, be aware that puppy training classes require certain vaccines to be up to date, and veterinarians recommend limited exposure to other dogs and public places until puppy vaccines have been completed. lieu of formal training, you can begin training your puppy at home and socializing him among family and friends until puppy vaccines are completed. Without the right upbringing the Anatolian can be hard to control. Too often, people believe they can change the breed through training. That's not realistic. But for the family who understands this dog's nature as a guardian and respects his power and intelligence, he is a treasure well worth the effort. All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, just as all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, 't walk, from any breeder who does not offer a health guarantee on puppies, who tells you that the breed is 100 percent healthy and has no known problems, or who tells you that her puppies are isolated from the main part of the household for health reasons. A reputable breeder be honest and open about health problems the breed and the incidence with which they occur her lines. The Anatolian is -lived for a large breed. It has a typical lifespan of 11 to 13 years, with some living longer. Orthopedic problems such as hip and elbow dysplasia are the main concern the breed. Also seen the breed are ankyloglossia, a condition affecting the tongue, carpal laxity syndrome and congenital deafness. Not all of these conditions are detectable a growing puppy, and it is impossible to predict whether animal be free of these maladies, which is why you must find a reputable breeder who is committed to breeding the healthiest animals possible. They should be able to produce independent certification that the parents of the dog have been screened for common defects and deemed healthy for breeding. That's where health registries come Ask the breeder to show evidence that a puppy's parents have hip and elbow clearances from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals The Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of code of ethics says owners and breeders must x- all dogs before breeding them. If a breeder tells you she doesn't need to do those tests because she's never had problems her lines and her dogs have been vet checked, then you should go find a breeder who is more rigorous about genetic testing. Careful breeders screen their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and best-looking specimens, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances veterinary medicine mean that most cases the dogs can still live a good life. If you're getting a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs her lines and what they died of. Not every Anatolian visit to the vet is for a genetic problem. Common injuries and accidents include snakebite, poisoning with rodent or snail bait, heatstroke and, rural areas, gunshot or trauma from being hit by a car. Anatolians also be prone to bloat, a condition which the stomach distends with air. This can become the more serious condition, gastric torsion or gastric dilatation volvulus if the stomach twists on itself, cutting off the blood supply. Gastric torsion strikes suddenly, and a dog who was fine one minute can be dead a few hours later. Watch for symptoms like restlessness and pacing, drooling, pale gums and lip licking, trying to throw up but without bringing anything up, and signs