We began our Anatolian Shepherd
Dog breeding program based on our original female line. We do not breed frequently as
careful evaluation of each generation we have produced is a must.
We have placed puppies from
every litter into working homes and pet homes
This ensures that balanced and
correct temperament remains in the line as has been established via the native shepherds'
villages and their manner of raising working dogs in Turkey. Family homes are important
for testing this.
Raising dogs as untouched or
isolated LGDs without a focus on their shepherd and family related heritage will, over
time, select or create unwanted changes in the breed temperament - there are unfortunately
some bloodlines with much sharper, less bold temperaments.
Working homes ensure that we
maintain correct character and continue to teach and learn more about the behavior of the
We require OFA
certification of hips for all intended for breeding purposes. This is so we can do as much
as possible to ensure that we are are not taking off on a tangent with a bad breeding
nick, a situation that has befallen many bloodlines in many breeds.
*reference page: Collecting and Utilizing Phenotypic Data to Minimize
Disease- A Breeder's Practical Guide (PDF document)
Our goal has been to work with
the genetic type with which we started and to preserve this breed type which we have come
to love. We select for soundness, long fuses, bold temperament with steady tolerance, we
strive for longevity and native working ability.
We aim to do this without
creating a "new look" to this magnificent breed and to remain faithful the breed
type with which we began. We do not breed without serious study of what each breeding has
the potential to produce.
You can see our female
Masallah Sabah Sarki
Sabah, who started it all for us. She was
First Generation Female
Bertha in foreground. Zor sits. Bertha is a
Sabah daughter, born 1991.
Semavi Kadinsi Zor
Second Generation Female
Zor standing. Bertha sits.
Zor is about 1.5 years in the photo. She is a Bertha daughter, born 1998.
Semavi Kale Ruya
Third Generation Female
Ruya at one year in 2004. She is a Zor