Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Anatolian Shepherd Puppies 3 Weeks Old

The Sirin X Capar litter is growing quickly. Look at the 3 fawns and the 3 brindles and the color differences!

The fawn female (above) weighs 5 lbs 0 oz at 3 weeks old. She was caught howling up a storm the other day, just enjoying hearing her own voice! These pups bark now too, and growl, ... so many different vocalizations.
The brindle female weighs 4 lbs 13 oz. She barked at my foot the other day when I stepped into the whelping box! I think they are all beginning to enjoy being petted. Mom spends much more time out of the whelping box now. Puppies haven't quite yet discovered how to climb in and out.
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The Males - 3 Weeks Old

The light brindle boy has a huge head and is a heavy-weight compared to the others. Notice the difference in his head compared to the rest of the litter! He seems more laid back and unconcerned. However, he does love his new solid food. It isn't enough to just put his head over the edge of the dish and eat nicely. He has to push his way all the way to the other side of the dish! At 3 weeks he weighs 6 lbs 12 oz!
The dark brindle boy is alert and watchful and more interested in his surroundings than the rest of his siblings. Today he watched me milk the goats from his whelping box! He weighs 5 lbs 12 oz, a whole pound behind his heavy-weight brother.
The fawn boy with no shoulder spot is a dark grey fawn. He is taking his sweet time and putting on the weight slower than the others. This can actually be a good thing and may have no bearing on his final adult size. He is the first one to walk up to my feet seeking attention. He weighs 4 lbs 2 oz.
The lighter fawn boy with one white shoulder spot weighs 4 lbs 10 oz. This guy doesn't mind being picked up to be weighed each evening, and usually doesn't make a peep, just takes it all in stride.
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Anatolian Shepherd Puppies - Female Puppies 2 Weeks Old

Here are the Sirin X Capar puppies. The fawn female (above) is 51.1 oz at 2 weeks old

The brindle female is 52.5 oz.
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Male Puppies 2 Weeks Old

Light brindle boy is 75.8 oz.

Dark brindle boy is 61.8 oz.

All fawn male (no shoulder spot) is 44.6 oz.

Fawn male with shoulder spot is 50.0 oz.
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