Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Anatolian Puppies Raised With Goats

What a crew! If you're not sure what they're looking at in the top photo, just take a look at the photo below!
These puppies are wondering WHAT the goat is doing in THEIR pasture! The goats have previously been on the other side of the fence, familiar, but not part of the pack. All the sudden the goats are in shared territory!
Now this shot (above) is great because you can number the puppies as to who is most eager to meet and greet the goat kids brought into the puppy pasture that morning! Darkest girl is WAYYYYYY out front, with two sisters second and third. Fawn boy is fourth with the all-white-body-pinto boy in close fifth. The tail-spot pinto boy and white toes lighter female are not yet leaving home position.
Perfect age for goats and dogs together - 7 week old Oberhasli kids with 5 week old puppies. Puppies are old enough to get away quickly out from under foot of the goats, yet not fast enough to chase or big enough to try to play successfully with the goats. If the puppies get a little forward, the goat kids will rear up and that's enough for the puppies to tumble over themselves backwards in retreat.
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5 Comments:

Blogger Jessica ;-) said...

OH MY! What cuties they are becoming!!! Love the first pic of all of them looking in the same direction!!!

June 28, 2010 12:08 AM  
Anonymous Andra said...

again they are just absolutely fabulous - love to see them growing and their coats puffing up and their INSTINCTUAL reactions to "who the heck is in with us" and the "goating!!!" - all good information for their new owners as their personalities all develop

June 28, 2010 7:10 AM  
Blogger Miss Pickwickian said...

They are SO cute!!!!!!!!

June 28, 2010 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Brandi Lambert said...

Great pictures and they are growing into such lovely puppies. It's so nice to watch them grow. I love the picture with everyone lined up looking at the goat.

June 30, 2010 9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK... doing some looking back and another reminder of how helpful all this is.....
ah my very special miss Ry... the "dark girl" always out in front and an awesome outstanding temperament still up for anything... but with that comes her...I HAVE TO BE INTO EVERTHING SIDE OF THE COIN... still thankful for this beautiful girl
Andra still learning!!!

May 07, 2012 10:26 AM  

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