Durbun, almost one year old in these photos, came to Shepherds Rest Anatolians in May with his sister, Cazip (seen in blog below). Durbun and his Cazip joined import Kara in a pasture with about a dozen Oberhasli dairy goats, most due to kid here in about 2 months.
Durbun is very laid back and a bit aloof with strangers. He was very shy and hesitant to approach us when he first arrived. Now he is a very happy, confident boy who loves to approach and see if you have treats. If so, he quietly sits and waits patiently for them. He prefers to stay back from any hubbub with other dogs, and lets the other dogs do the greeting first.
Durbun is the perfect shepherd dog with the herd. Never have I seen inappropriate play behavior with the goats. He always chooses to play with other dogs, not the herd. He corrects others who even THINK about playing with his goats!
This guy has a very deep bark and lots of potential as a breeding male. We look forward to him (Cazip and Kara too) turning two years old so we can get OFA hip ratings on them!