The Anatolian shepherd dog (Turkish: Anadolu çoban köpeği) is a breed of dog which originated in Anatolia (central Turkey) and was further developed as a breed in America. With acute hearing, exceptional eyesight, and the strength to take down wolves, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a superb guardian of his flock. (Wikipedia)
WORKING LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN DOGS
ALL OF US HERE AT JACKSON RANCH LIVESTOCK ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR BOY, MURRAY (GOD'S COUNTRY MURRAY) HAS BEEN CHOSEN BY
ERICK CONARD FROM LUCKY HIT RANCH
(Thank you, Leslie Ayers)
SANDIE KING AND LINDA CURRAN FROM ALATURKAY ANATOLIANS
TO BREED TO SOME OF THEIR AMAZING FEMALE ANATOLIAN SHEPHERDS.
WE ARE VERY PROUD AND EXCITED TO BE PART OF THESE AMAZING LIVESTOCK GUARDIANS!
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ASD HOUSE RULES:
I am the keeper of this place, which I call home! I am guardian and protector of my humans, livestock, and their stuff. I am the boss!!! If you enter this area by any other way than the front door, not invited and introduced to me by my family, your are MINE!
I AM AN ANATOLIAN!
Called many things: (Coban Kopegi/Kopek, Karabas, Akbas, Sivas Kangal, Chien de Berger D' Anatolie, Anatolischer Hirtenhund, Perro de Pastor de Anatolia), though I may not answer to any!!!
The nomadic history of my ancestors goes six thousand years back to the time of ancient Mesopotamia. Anatolia was named for me! Is this not awesome? I am very important and do not forget it!
In the canine world, I am a one dog army phenomenon, and like my fellow Anatolians, a true force to be reckoned with! I am told I'm agile, alert, loyal, and protective, but I already knew that...! As the guardian, I defend against threats and predators. I am quite noble and I save my energy for big missions! I am not aggressive! I have mastered the art of being assertive, and by the way your goal is not to be one of my big missions!!!
I am a genius...., stubborn, courageous, confident, fast, STUBBORN, opinionated, and reliable!! Did I mention stubborn? I want to please my keepers, but I am a deep thinker, and have lots of energy, places to be, and things to do! Do right by me and you will always have my support! I can protect livestock, babysit the kids, do therapy work, dig areas large enough to put in-ground swimming pools, or just be a big couch potato! I get bored easily, so leave me alone at your own risk!!! I can't be responsible for what happens, other than everyone's safety!
No impertinent behavior allowed here except mine....MY HOUSE, MY RULES! Get over yourself. This is my home and everything in it belongs to me, the toys, animals, beds, humans, etc.!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, you may either be scared, or licked, to death!!!
Written by Mark G Chrystler