Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Anatolian Shepherd Puppies 7 Weeks Old

Gunner and his sister are growing like weeds. Gunner weighs 21 lbs 9 oz. Brindle sister weighs 19 lbs 15 oz.

Gunner is a bit more keyed into his mom, howls when he wants out into the pasture, likes to be on his feet, and is a sweetheart.

Brindle girl is more roly poly, independent, liking to explore without concern, likes to play/wrestle older dogs, and go tummy-up.

Both pups are keenly interested in the goats and both are already demonstrating good guardian abilities. Evaluations will begin in a week, at 8 weeks old, and continue for a week. Final decisions on which, if any, pup is kept as breeding stock by Shepherds Rest will be when puppies are 9 weeks old. Evaluations consist of a 4-part process: 1) continued observations of all facets of general behavior, working behavior, movement, conformation, personality, and more; 2) temperament testing; 3) a litter evaluation by show judge, Pat Hastings, to determine conformation strengths and weaknesses; and 4) a comprehensive vet exam to determine overall health and rule out any potential problems.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, I wonder if that "going tummy-up" is a behaviour coming from Capar...
Ru get so excited... and he is a big boy now, but just can't help but throw himself down on his back looking for tickles in what we call "our turtle-tummy move"
Ry will show her "hare tummy"... remember she is quick, fast and busy hence THE HARE and mister big boy is NOT... so he is the turtle
BUT DON'T GET ME WRONG... when there is some strange noise or some animal outside the main fence...HE CAN MOVE FASTER THAN RY... it continues to fascinate me just watching them sniff the air for something different
thanks these great shots, and the evaluation review protocol...good to know
Andra and pack

September 14, 2011 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Brandi Lambert said...

I love the last picture of the female pup looking like she's taking a flying leap into that water! Both are very nice looking.

September 20, 2011 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Food Fan Frank said...

They are both gorgeous looking pups. I love that you do a 4-stage evaluation process on them. The more thorough the better. I hope these two found great homes!

March 01, 2012 3:25 PM  

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