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

KristyAz

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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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Eyeheartquail

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

watchdogps

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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?
 

watchdogps

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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
 

KristyAz

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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.
 
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