Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Birnur X Arap's 17 puppies at 2 weeks old

MALES:
Male 1 (aqua collar)
Two week old weight:  36.0 oz




Male 2 (gray collar)
Two week old weight:  44.6 oz




Male 3 (orange collar)
Two week old weight:  29.6 oz



 Male 4 (pink collar)

Two week old weight:  35.2 oz




Male 5 (red collar)
Two week old weight:  31.5 oz



 Male 6 (brown collar)

Two week old weight:  39.8 oz




Male 7 (green collar)
Two week old weight:  37.0 oz


Male 8 (blue collar)
Two week old weight:  32.7 oz




Male 9 (black collar)
Two week old weight:  37.6 oz




Male 10 (purple collar)
Two week old weight:  40.0 oz


FEMALES:



Female 1 (red stripe collar)
Two week old weight:  35.2 oz




Female 2 (purple stripe collar)
Two week old weight:  32.8 oz




Female 3 (orange stripe collar)
Two week old weight:  31.0 oz




Female 4 (aqua stripe collar)
Two week old weight:  36.2 oz




Female 5 (pink stripe collar)
Two week old weight:  29.1 oz




Female 6 (white stripe collar)
Two week old weight:  30.6 oz

 

Female 7 (yellow stripe collar)
Two week old weight:  35.2 oz



All puppies are thriving.  We  began about halfway through the week supplementing them with bottles once every night, using homemade puppy formula (goat milk, goat yogurt, karo syrup, and egg yolks).  In the morning, we make sure the smallest pups get plenty of uninterrupted teat time.  All are walking and eyes have begun opening.  Pups can now hear and regulate their body temperature!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Birnur & Arap have 17 puppies!

A LITTER OF 17 ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES!
All are doing terrific!  One week old today in the pics below.  
10 males and 7 females!

 Parents:
Sire:  Yozgatlı Arap (Turkish import)
Dam:  Shepherds Rest Birnur 
(from Turkish import parents Çapar of Çardak and Avşar's Nazlı)

MALES:
Male 1 - Aqua Collar (looks more lime green) (above)
One day old weight:  17.1 oz
One week old weight:  24.2 oz
Male 2 - Grey Collar (above)
One day old weight:  22.6 oz
One week old weight:  29.0 oz





Male 3 - Orange Collar (above)
One day old weight:  17.8 oz
One week old weight:  19.5 oz


Male 4 - Pink Collar (above)
One day old weight:  16.0 oz
One week old weight:  21.7 oz


Male 5 - Red Collar (above)
One day old weight:  16.4 oz
One week old weight:  19.6 oz


Male 6 - Brown Collar (above)
One day old weight:  18.0 oz
One week old weight:  26.0 oz

 Male 7 - Green Collar (above)

One day old weight:  18.5 oz
One week old weight:  24.3 oz

 Male 8 - Blue Collar (above)

One day old weight:  18.1 oz
One week old weight:  19.2 oz


Male 9 - Black Collar (above)
One day old weight:  20.7 oz
One week old weight:  24.5 oz

 Male 10 - Purple Collar (above)

One day old weight:  19.3 oz
One week old weight:  26.8 oz




FEMALES:

Female 1 - Red Stripe Collar (above)
One day old weight:  18.1 oz
One week old weight:  21.9 oz


Female 2 - Purple Stripe Collar (above)
One day old weight:  16.2 oz
One week old weight:  23.6 oz


Female 3 - Orange Stripe Collar (above)
One day old weight:  17.2 oz
One week old weight:  19.5 oz

 Female 4 - Aqua Stripe Collar (above)

One day old weight:  18.1 oz
One week old weight:  22.2 oz


Female 5 - Pink Stripe Collar (above)
One day old weight:  13.1 oz
One week old weight:  16.9 oz


Female 6 - White Stripe Collar (above)
One day old weight:  17.0 oz
One week old weight:  20.5 oz


Female 7 - Yellow Stripe Collar (above)
One day old weight:  18.0 oz
One week old weight:  23.7 oz
 
This was a natural birth starting about 3:20 am Sunday morning and by very late Sunday night we thought we were done at a whopping 14 puppies, only to wake Monday to 17 puppies (an extra 3 snuck out overnight)!  We have been a bit in shock all week.  Momma Birnur is a milk machine!  We have not needed to supplement so far, but have made sure all get ample teat time. We have formula ingredients and baby bottles to use if and when needed.  Momma Birnur is eating 2 raw chicken leg quarters in the morning and 2 raw chicken leg quarters in the evening.  We may soon need to feed more.  She is very picky and that is all she will eat.  She is also getting 3 Tums a day, for extra calcium, per our vet's suggestion.  What an amazing experience!!!  Pups will be 8 weeks old the day after April Fools Day.

Note:  Although we have birth weights, things were a bit mixed up, so we cannot be sure whose weight is whose, or who were the ones to appear like magic overnight!  Therefore, listed here are the weights we are sure of from day 1.  All puppies have been very strong and active since birth, and there are no "special needs" puppies, other than making sure all get enough teat-time daily.






 


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Anatolian Shepherd Puppies

Christmas pictures of pups ready for new homes.
Fawn short coat male (below) born 9-30-16.  Parents:  Kelebek and Aygir.  
See webpages of each parent at www.shepherds-rest.com.



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Monday, November 14, 2016

Anatolian Eye Color: Breeder Information



Eye color in Anatolian Shepherd Dogs:  “Usually, the wider the band, and the darker the band is, on the outside of the iris, the higher your odds are your eye will darken.  See how black that is?  See the pupil and then the color, then the band on the edge?  If it was that blue color all the way to the edge, it would end up being a very light eye.”  “I think his are gonna be amber.  It’s a shade of brown.” (Rakun X Duman litter evaluation at Pat Hastings’ home on 10-24-16, 9 min. 30 sec. into the video, re:  fawn short coat male 2 at 8 weeks old.)



Saturday, November 12, 2016

Kepi X Aygir Litter Stacked Side Photos

Puppies were stacked by Pat Hastings on November 9, 2016.  They are 3 days shy of 8 weeks old here.  Weights are at exactly 8 weeks old (today).
 Male 1 (above)
23 lbs 7 oz
He is on the way to his new home in Minnesota now to join 2 other Shepherds Rest dogs.
 Male 2
23 lbs 12 oz
 Female 1
18 lbs 6 oz
 Female 2
19 lbs 6 oz
She is soon headed to her new home in Kentucky.
Female 3
24 lbs 11 oz
This beefy girl will stay at Shepherds Rest as an exciting and prospective new addition to our breeding program.  Stay tuned for her name and more pictures coming soon to the blog.

A very special THANK YOU to Pat Hastings for over 20 evaluations of Shepherds Rest Litters since 2006, as well as evaluations of our adult Turkish imports.  What would we do without you?!  See you soon for the next litter evaluation!

Kepi X Aygir Stacked Fronts


 Male 1 (above)
 Male 2
 Female 1
Female 2
Female 3