Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Male Pups 7 Weeks Old

Brindle male with high front socks (above and below) likes to spend time with other dogs besides his littermates and mother, and likes being able to approach the goats in person instead of through the fence. He navigates himself well through the maze of goat legs without bothering them or making them want to move away.  Tonight his official 7 week old weight is 17 lbs 9 oz.


Brindle male with short socks is seen above and below enjoying a romp in the crispy frozen grass and the warm goat noses. The goats don't see him as a threat, and enjoy saying hello up close and personal. Since the goats and pups all know each other from their visits through the fence, 7 weeks old is a great time to allow "real" time together.  His weight is 16 lbs 1 oz.  Now that the puppies are so mobile, their fluctuating weights reflect the fact that they are easily distracted from eating by any sight, sound, or touch.  A distant dog barks and they forget to eat.  Another pup bumps them and they end up wrestling and the meal is no longer important.


Light brindle male was difficult to capture in decent photos, as he was always on the move. When it was time for him to go back in the puppy pen, he tried to hide among the goats under the alfalfa feeder!  He weighs 17 lbs 10 oz.


Dark fawn male with right white foot was very much at ease being free to move about with the other dogs and goats outside the puppy pen. His demeanor today was laid back yet willing to interact and say hi to the goats, including this one that was shaking her head at him. He weighed in at 19 lbs 0 oz, the second heaviest of the puppies.


Fawn male with high right sock and left knee sock was interested in chewing on branches and licking the ice off them. He knows the goats and was more interested in exploring and trying out anything new in the bigger pasture that wasn't available in his smaller puppy pen.  He weighs 18 lbs 14 oz.


Fawn male with left toes barely white was having fun first with Gunner (half brother who has same sire), and later had to mingle with the goats, overseen by Gunner's mother in the background, who lets these pups try to nurse on her, even though she's dry. This pup had to have a taste, just like all his other siblings!  He is the heaviest of the pups at 19 lbs 3 oz.

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Anonymous Brandi Lambert said...

Oh goodness! I'm in love! Great pictures!

December 12, 2011 2:49 PM  

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