A series of tests were conducted on the shaking table at San Diego State University to determine the shear behavior of non-structural components and their anchor bolts. Three different anchor types were tested, selected because of their varying levels of ductility when forced to failure under shear loading. Anchors were tested in various non-structural component setups and configurations that were observed in building surveys during the initial investigations of the overall project. The dynamic responses of the anchors were compared to the monotonic responses in the different test setups to determine the reduction or increase in capacity, as well as overall anchor response and behavior. Measured anchor results are compared to time-history analysis results and interpretations of this data are presented. The results demonstrate that all anchors have lower dynamic capacities than their monotonic counterparts. Anchors tested with confined and unconfined concrete yielded similar results due to overturning of the non-structural component. Anchor capacity for all anchor types was reduced when cork anti-vibration pads were used. Tests results also show a reduction in anchor capacity when an annular gap is present around anchors. Based on results of the series of tests performed, generalizations and design recommendations are presented and can be summarized as follows. The reduction in anchor capacity when annular gap or cork pads are present should result in designs that reduce the capacity of these anchors accordingly. The confinement of concrete around the anchors does not increase anchor capacity when any uplift is expected at high force and acceleration levels. Also the ductility difference between two of the most comparable anchors tested showed that ductility capacity does not increase the dynamic force or displacement capacity of the anchors or earthquake load level at failure. In the tests performed as part of this project the more ductile anchors proved to yield at lower load levels than their brittle counterparts, and both anchor types failed at the same amplification of the selected earthquake record. It is suggested that further investigations be completed to look into the design recommendations given based on the results gathered as part of this thesis. The data provided in this thesis represents an initial step of the testing required to change the design codes that consider non-structural components and anchorage performance under dynamic loading.