To determine which breeds are truly the hottest breeds, we searched Vetstreet's data and looked at how many places each breed climbed between 2002 and 2012. The results included a plethora of designer mixes and about 800 pounds of giant breeds, plus a few surprises. Did your favorite breed make the list? -By Kristen Seymour No. 19 (tie): Anatolian Shepherd
No. 151 in 2002, No. 129 in 2012
Tied with the Mountain Cur, the Anatolian Shepherd
is a giant breed originally used to guard livestock in Turkey. He’s very protective, wary of strangers and aggressive toward unknown dogs, so while he’s certainly big and beautiful, he’s best matched with an experienced and prepared owner.
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