Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Faces of Tas Bebek, Anatolian Shepherd Pup

Taş Bebek, six weeks + two days old.
 Her name means baby doll in Turkish.

 Meanwhile, across the pasture . . . 
something has her attention.
 Brother (left) with the happy girl.
What IS that THING coming at me?!
(Her sister decided to organize the shop!)
A taste of cantaloupe!

Anatolian Puppies in Oregon

With skies no longer crying, puppies are seen here at 6 1/2 to 7 weeks old, enjoying the rare phenomenon of sunshine!
 Look out!  Lamb photo bomber! 
(Yasmine X Aygir blue collar male in background)
 Mini guardian at work, 7 weeks old.
(Yasmine X Aygir blue collar male)
 When you try to take pics of nice, dry puppies!  SWIM TIME!!!
(Yasmine X Aygir green collar male)
 "Oh let me share some of this water with you!!!"
(Yasmine X Aygir green collar male)
 Brindle head of a 7 week old female.
(Yasmine X Aygir orange collar female)
 Ready to bop another pup on the head, unaware of the sneak attack from the rear!
(Yasmine X Aygir white collar female doing the bopping)
 Playful pup at water's edge!
(Yasmine X Aygir, yellow collar female)
 Looking at you!
(Yasmine X Aygir, yellow collar female)
 She's baaack!  The photo bomber lamb!  Coming straight for my lens!
(Moose X Arap orange collar female, Tas Bebek, running along in the background.)
 Tas Bebek (rough coat pup) on the move.
Gorgeous dark fawn coated girl, showing off her stride! 
(Moose X Arap red collar female)

Moose X Arap pups 6 weeks old

Pics were taken yesterday, 5-19-17, at 6 weeks + 2 days old.  Weights are at exactly 6 weeks old.  Like the Yasmine X Aygir litter that is 5 days older, this Moose X Arap litter will be ready for new homes June 2 at the earliest, after the evals are completed just past Memorial Day weekend.  They are ready to start the summer guarding in their new homes!
 Male 1 (above) blue collar (fawn)
18 lbs 11 oz
This brave boy can be discovered out checking the goats and sheep. He has learned to keep his distance from the babies or to incur the attempted head-butts of the mothers.
 Male 2 (above) purple collar (fawn)
15 lbs 4 oz
This boy likes to be incognito, quietly doing his work in the background.  He does not wish to call attention to himself, but is happy to work for treats occasionally, if he has nothing better to do.  He reminds me of the Anatolians in Turkey that hide in the hills and only come out to take care of a threat!  Although this pup does not hide, he manages to be mostly inconspicuous, despite being a love.
 Female 1 (above) red collar (fawn)
15 lbs 10 oz
This confident, outgoing girl is energy and playfulness.  She loves to earn treats and continues to be incredibly smart. She is not easy to take pictures of, as she is seemingly always on the move.
 Female 2 (above) orange collar (gray fawn, rough coat)
15 lbs 9 oz
This laid-back girl likes reclining in cool places, like shady wet grass or mud.  When available, she will choose the shady spot under the goat feeder.  She has no need to be leader of the pack, and will often turn away when a sibling or puppy from another litter tries to engage in mock battle.  She is a very happy girl and loves her belly rubs and cuddles.

Yasmine X Aygir pups 7 weeks old

What a start to summer!  These puppies are almost ready to go to new homes.  Evals will be completed right after Memorial Day weekend, with puppy pick up as early as June 2-4 (Fri-Sun).  They are almost ready to try out their guarding skills in their individual homes, and have enjoyed some sunny (finally) days with their goats, goat kids, sheep, and lambs!
 Male 1 (above & below) blue collar (brindle)
17 lbs 14 oz
This boy is a bit of a drama king and likes to howl!

 Male 2 (above & below) black collar (fawn)
19 lbs 4 oz
Confident, friendly, loves to explore.

 Male 3 (above & below) green collar (brindle)
18 lbs 0 oz
Figures he would take a swim while I was trying to get good pics!
He is the most confident in the litter, is an explorer, and is the one who chose to sleep in the tunnel during the play date at the trainer's!

 Male 4 (above & below) brown collar (fawn)
15 lbs 2 oz
This boy is the most friendly and will sit quietly for long periods of time to get Mozzarella cheese treats!  He does not need his siblings, as he is fine being alone.  He loves to sleep in corners.

 Male 5 (above & below) tan collar (brindle)
17 lbs 9 oz
This boy is still working on his confidence, but enjoys taking treats at times and is confident enough to try the wobble board in different situations.

 Female 1 (above & below) red collar (brindle)
17 lbs 12 oz
This girl likes to swim instead of pose for pics too!
She is very smart and likes to work and learn, does not need to be the leader of the pack, and can be a playful spaz at times. She has been the only one to fetch (a behavior not typical of Anatolians).

 Female 2 (above & below) purple collar (fawn)
14 lbs 2 oz
This girl is high energy, taking after her mother.  Just call her Yasmine Jr.!  She will not tire while guarding a large property.

 Female 3 (above & below) orange collar (brindle)
19 lbs 9 oz
This girl is very confident and has high energy.  She is unafraid to go places without her siblings and likes to hang out and watch what the four 3-month-old big puppies are doing!

 Female 4 (above & below) white collar (fawn)
15 lbs 13 oz
This explorer girl loves tunnels and trying out new things!

 Female 5 (above & below) yellow collar (fawn)
16 lbs 6 oz
This girl likes to play and put her paws up to bat at things.  She is comfortable sleeping alone.

Moose X Arap pups 5.5 weeks old

Pics taken on 5-13-17.  Weights are at exactly 5 weeks old.  Getting much more active now but still chubs!  This litter has remained milk-drunk and lazy until now.  No pup in this litter ever knew what it was like to be hungry and to call out to mama for food.
 Male 1 blue collar (fawn)
14 lbs 6 oz
 Male 2 purple collar (fawn)
12 lbs 7 oz
 Female 1 red collar (fawn)
12 lbs 12 oz
Female 2 orange collar (gray fawn, rough coat)
12 lbs 7 oz

Yasmine X Aygir pups 6 weeks old

Losing some baby fat now that they are more active!  Pics taken at 5 weeks + 2 days old.  Weights at exactly 6 weeks old.
 Male 1 blue collar (brindle)
13 lbs 14 oz
 Male 2 black collar (fawn)
15 lbs 1 oz
 Male 3 green collar (brindle)
14 lbs 2 oz
 Male 4 brown collar (fawn)
12 lbs 2 oz
 Male 5 tan collar (brindle)
13 lbs 15 oz
 Female 1 red collar (brindle)
14 lbs 2 oz
 Female 2 purple collar (fawn)
11 lbs 1 oz
 Female 3 orange collar (brindle)
15 lbs 8 oz
 Female 4 white collar (fawn)
12 lbs 1 oz
Female 5 yellow collar (fawn)
12 lbs 11 oz