Cross Post: Considering a dog: Anatolian Shepherd: Opinions/Experience

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by KristyAz, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little birdy told me to post over here, original is on the predators board.

    We are considering getting a dog to guard our chickens. I have been doing some research and ran across this breed. Now looking for opinions, and experiences. Share?

    Could we get an adult? Would a puppy be better? Pros/cons?
     
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  2. Eyeheartquail

    Eyeheartquail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    I am guessing if watchdogps doesn't see this post you might want to PM them. They seem to know a lot about Anatolians.
     
  3. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see it!
    KristyAz - need lots more info about your specific situation before I could say if an LGD would be appropriate and then if an ASD would be your best match. Let's start with:
    Size of property/area to be patrolled? Fenced, and if so, how?
    Types of predators?
    What types of dogs have you had before and what did you like or dislike about them?
     
  4. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, if an ASD is a good match and you'd like to meet some, I know a few ASD owners in AZ, including one from my first litter
     
  5. Mountain Man Jim

    Mountain Man Jim Chillin' With My Peeps

    I might add that I am not a little birdy [​IMG]

    Jim
     
  6. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, Jim is a big birdy! [​IMG]
     
  7. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!

    We have just over 1 acre.

    It is not fenced at all at this time, but we would do whatever would be appropriate.

    Predators are hawks, coyotes, bobcats.

    I have never had a dog. My husband has had an akita and a husky as pets. Beagles for hunting.
     
  8. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] of course I meant it with great affection! ha ha ha!
     
  9. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That would be great!
     
  10. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love Anatolians. Nice dogs.
     
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