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Sire: Simba- Turkish Shepherd
Sox and Simba are full-time livestock guardian dogs. They help keep our goats safe and even though they don't guard our chickens, their scent has prevented us from having a single loss on our farm. That is kind of a big deal because we do not have a secure chicken coop. Both Simba and Sox have wonderful temperaments. They are very loving and gentle with our children but they are unwelcoming and intimidating to strangers unless properly introduced. We expect their puppies to become excellent guardians. Sox is an AKC registered Anatolian Shepherd. She has OFA clearances for hips, elbows, cardiac, and patella. Simba is a Turkish Shepherd (Kangal/Boz). Both have been solid, bomb-proof, full-time working LGD's since 2016.
Puppies will be exposed to goats around weeks 4/5 and they will be exposed to chickens as well. We will work on basic obedience and we will offer verbal correction for inappropriate behavior towards livestock when appropriate. It is important that you continue to do the same while you work on building a relationship with your puppy.
Puppies will remain on the farm until a minimum of 8 weeks of age. We would prefer that those going to working homes remain until 10 weeks. We will hold back pups up to 12 weeks of age at no additional charge.
We are willing to hold back pups even longer for an additional fee. This fee will depend on the length of time the pup is retained.
If you would like a well-started dog that has had additional training and exposure to the stock, please send us a message so that we can discuss your goals. We may be able to assist with transportation up to 150 miles for a small fee.
All puppies will be wormed on a schedule and given age-appropriate vaccinations. We will offer lifetime breeder support for all of our puppies. If you would like to reserve a puppy, please complete the application at the bottom of this page.