Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ilik's Male Puppies 7 Weeks Old

Pinto boy is 23 lbs, 0 oz today. He is very outgoing and adaptable. When confronted with new sights and sounds (rustling tarp, TV, loud sheep bells, vacuum), he mostly just watches. Doesn't startle. Doesn't show any fear. If the noise is obnoxious enough, he tries to get away from the sound, but will return and watch whatever is making the sound. When restrained on his back for 30 seconds, this guy makes eye contact and wags his tail! No struggle at all. No struggle in being held 30 seconds off the ground either!
Darkest boy is 21 lbs, 7 oz. He's pretty funny in that sometimes what you expect is totally different than what you get! For example, when stroked from head to tail until a recognizable behavior was established today in the temperament testing, he turned away from the tester and then circled his head around to the left and back toward the tester looking over his back, instead of just turning toward her on his right! This guy was the least sound sensitive of the whole litter. He was the most unconcerned about obnoxious noise of all the puppies.
Lil Bit-O White Noise Boy is 19 lbs, 8 oz. He was very amusing in his cat-like response to being stroked from head to back until a response pattern was clear. Whenever the tester hand came to his head, he stuck his head up just like a cat would do, to get the most of the petting! He clearly enjoys that kind of touch! He even licked the tester hand! When held 30 seconds off the ground, he was so relaxed, that when the tester started to put him back down, it startled him!
Sakar (White Spot on Forehead Boy) is 17 lbs, 14 oz. He was the puppy that most readily came toward the tester and followed the tester when called. This boy enjoyed the dustmop, the towel pulled by a string, and the teddy bear the most of all the puppies. The sudden umbrella opening didn't bother him a bit. He immediately started mouthing it and pushing it around. This guy is the least scared of new objects of all the puppies in the litter.
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