Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Kelebek X Arap puppies 5 weeks old!

Puppies are very active now!  They are loving life and learning!

 Red collar male (above)
14 lbs 7 oz at 5 weeks old

 Green collar male (above)
11 lbs 13 oz at 5 weeks old

 Orange collar male (above)
12 lbs 11 oz at 5 weeks old

Blue collar female (above)
12 lbs 7 oz at 5 weeks old

Pink collar female (above)
8 lbs 10 oz at 5 weeks old

White collar female (above)
12 lbs 6 oz at 5 weeks old

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Kelebek X Arap puppies 4 weeks old!

Puppies are exploring everywhere and beginning to receive visitors.  They even try their paws at running and in mock battles!  They bark sometimes too, when someone approaches.
 Red collar male
10 lbs 8 oz at exactly 4 weeks old

 Green collar male
9 lbs 3 oz at exactly 4 weeks old

Orange collar male
9 lbs 11 oz at exactly 4 weeks old

 Blue collar female
9 lbs 7 oz at exactly 4 weeks old

Pink collar female
6 lbs 15 oz at exactly 4 weeks old

White collar female
9 lbs 1 oz at exactly 4 weeks old

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Kelebek X Arap puppies 3 weeks old!

Three weeks old on June 23, puppies are walking around, have begun eating solid food, and are so fun!
Red collar male (above)
7 lbs 12 oz at exactly 3 weeks old
(gained 2 lbs 4 oz in the past week)

Green collar male (above)
6 lbs 11 oz at exactly 3 weeks old
(gained 2 lbs 1 oz in the past week)

 Orange collar male (above)
7 lbs 6 oz at exactly 3 weeks old
(gained 2 lbs 11 oz in the past week)

Blue collar female (above)
6 lbs 14 oz at exactly 3 weeks old
(gained 1 lbs 8 oz in the past week)

Pink collar female (above)
4 lbs 15 oz at exactly 3 weeks old
(gained 2 lbs 1 oz in the past week)

White collar female (above)
6 lbs 11 oz at exactly 3 weeks old
(gained 1 lbs 15 oz in the past week)

Kelebek X Arap puppies 2 weeks old

Puppies from Shepherds Rest Kelebek and Yozgatlı Arap Atı (Turkish import) on June 16, shown with their mother at 2 weeks old.


 Red collar male (above)
5 lbs 8 oz at exactly 2 weeks old
(gained 36.0 oz in the past week)

Green collar male (above)
4 lbs 10 oz at exactly 2 weeks old
(gained 26.9 oz in the past week)

Orange collar male (above)
4 lbs 11 oz at exactly 2 weeks old
(gained 32.4 oz in the past week)

Blue collar female (above)
5 lbs 6 oz at exactly 2 weeks old
(gained 33.6 oz in the past week)

Pink collar female (above)
2 lbs 14 oz at exactly 2 weeks old
(gained 21.6 oz in the past week)

White collar female (above)
4 lbs 12 oz at exactly 2 weeks old
(gained 34.2 oz in the past week)


 Kelebek loves loves loves her babies!















Monday, June 11, 2018

Kelebek X Arap pups 9 days old!

This litter was born on June 2, 2018,
on my parents' 63rd wedding anniversary!
3 males, 3 females
 Red collar male (above)
At birth:  25.3 oz
At exactly 1 week old:  52.6 oz
Total weight gain in 1 week:  27.3 oz,
the second highest in weight gain in the litter!
Green collar male (above)
At birth:  24.7 oz
At exactly 1 week old:  47.6 oz
Total weight gain in 1 week:  22.9 oz
This boy has the darkest coat in the litter.
Orange collar male (above)
At birth:  23.4 oz
At exactly 1 week old:  43.2 oz
Total weight gain in 1 week:  19.8 oz
He is the only male with double rear dew claws!  All the rest of the males have no rear dew claws.
Blue collar female (above)
At birth:  25.3 oz
At exactly 1 week old:  52.8 oz
Total weight gain in 1 week:  27.5 oz
She is the heavyweight champ & gained the most this 1st week!
Not sure why my son gave a female a blue collar!  Lol.
 Pink collar female (above)
At birth:  12.9 oz
At exactly 1 week old:  24.4 oz
Total weight gain in 1 week:  11.5 oz
She is a small pup but gaining nicely and very active & healthy since birth!  Pat Hastings says that birth size is no indication of adult size! She says there are no runts, that some puppies grow squished between other pups or at the end of the uterine horn, which is why the smallest puppies can become the largest pups in the litter.  
She is the only female puppy with double rear dew claws.  All the rest of the females have no dew claws.
White collar female (above)
At birth:  20.9 oz
At exactly 1 week old:  41.8 oz
Total weight gain in 1 week:  20.9 oz
Her claim to fame:  born in the car!

The Birthing Story
While we were on vacation, Kelebek had her litter.  Murphy's Law, of course!  She whelped the first 5 pups outside overnight (not in her cozy whelping area in the barn).  They were discovered healthy and active the next day in the warm early morning sunshine, and were moved inside where we could watch them on live surveillance camera from the vacation houseboat.  My son, having agreed to oversee the whelping, was with her when pup 6 (a male) was whelped (but the next afternoon it passed of unknown causes), and pup 7 was born in my son's car on the way to the vet (hours after the last pup had been born).  My son was not happy about the mess on his leather seats, but he'll get over it.  He even texted me a picture of his car seat!  Later he texted that his car smelled like Lysol, lol!  All puppies are healthy, have nursed well from the start with no assistance, and Kelebek "Keli" has been a wonderful loving mother.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Panter X Kutup pups 8 weeks + 1 day old

Stacked photos by Pat Hastings
at yesterday's litter evaluation
 Pat Hastings (left) & Chyril Walker (right)
with Pink Collar Female
Blue collar brindle MALE (above & below)
26 lbs 14 oz at exactly 8 weeks old


Red collar brindle MALE (above & below)
27 lbs 3 oz at exactly 8 weeks old


Forest green collar brindle MALE (above & below)
25 lbs 14 oz at exactly 8 weeks old


Orange collar brindle MALE (above & below)
23 lbs 9 oz at exactly 8 weeks old


Purple collar brindle FEMALE (above & below)
18 lbs 5 oz at exactly 8 weeks old


Lime (yellow) collar brindle FEMALE (above & below)
22 lbs 0 oz at exactly 8 weeks old


 Pink collar brindle FEMALE (above & below)
24 lbs 2 oz at exactly 8 weeks old
Introducing Shepherds Rest Gece Yağmuru,
call name Yagmur ("YAH mur").
Her name means Night Rain in Turkish.