Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Monday, December 26, 2011

TURKISH SHEPHERD DOGS: Stories from Turkey #1

Part 1 of 2

This two-part story features dogs owned by one family in the Sivas region in eastern Turkey. The name of their town is Kargakalesi, meaning crow castle.

The dog shown in the first 4 pictures and the dog in the 5th picture are being treated for food poisoning.

The source of the poisoning is unknown. The family treated one dog in the house and the other outside the home.

The little girl helping her uncle care for his dogs is 6 years old. Although her uncle is not a vet, he has learned well how to care for his dogs.

Here is a video showing what the terrain is like in the Sivas region: This video was taken a year or two ago and shows some other Turkish Shepherd Dogs unrelated to the ones in the blog photos.
Special thanks to the owner in Turkey for permission to use his photos and story on my blog.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU so much for helping us all to understand the life of these native dogs - I typed in "hardship" first, but to them, this is WHAT THEY KNOW!
I am thankful these wonderful WORKING DOGS are so very much respected by their human families - their worth is without measure AND THE CARE GIVEN is with much heart and love - a very different picture of the NA dog.
Please pass along my thanks to the wonderful Turkish owner and his family.
Andra and pack up in COLD FROZEN CANADA!!!!

January 03, 2012 10:43 AM  

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