Do your homework before you purchase the ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD. This breed is not for the beginner, needs a fence, a fair leader and a job. Exercise is a must. A healthy diet, shedding is a big Yes. Digging, yes. Barking yes. Is it worth it to keep your farm safe? Yes.
The Anatolian Shepherd does not like change so if you decide on this breed you cannot give up. Your dog needs you to be a fair leader 100% of the time. Your dog needs you to care, too many of these dogs are thrown away due to people not understanding the breed is a serious working dog.
You must be fenced and we suggest double fenced with hot wire. This dog is a serious livestock guarding dog. Please note; if you choose this breed your life will never be the same. Kinda like owning a donkey, the dog has a mind of his/her own and is a self-thinker.
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Miniature donkeys cannot defend themselves from the predator and some older and slower donkeys standard and mammoth cannot. A cougar or wolf is a serious threat.
We love living on our farm theDonkey Whisperer Farm. Every blessing is from GOD in Jesus Christ name,we thank GOD every day for this farm. Dogs are a huge part of keeping our farm working to live in peace and harmony. Predators will destroy your farm. If you are looking for a livestock guarding dog we highly recommendMarble Peaks Anatolian and Shepherd Rest Anatolian breeders.
Please remember the Anatolian dog is not for the beginner dog owner. This breed requires a fair human leader, a fence and is a self-thinker. This breed is not for the beginner dog owner. Large fenced farms are a requirement as these dogs love to bark, run and dig!
The Anatolian is a serious dog, built to remove predators from the farm. It is our belief all animals require clean water, fences and shelter to get out of the elements. A vet is required for all animals just like people need to see a doctor. Common sense is vital to the health of your farm animals and the farm you manage. Please do your homework before making the decision to bring the Anatolian into your life. These dogs do not enjoy change, they need a fair leader just like the donkey.
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Scott & Melody Johnson,
Owner Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
Melody & Scott Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
Did you know mini donkeys cannot defend themselves against predators?
Coyotes, pack of dogs and more. Our livestock guarding dog protects our entire twenty acre farm. He is a smart, independent thinker. Not for the first time dog owner. Like a donkey in many ways we must learn quickly how to train the Live Stock Guarding dog never using abuse, train as a puppy. I train using resistant free methods. Never ever abusing this smart dog. A fair leader is needed 100% of the time for all animals.
The Livestock Guarding dog requires a leader for a human.
Fence is mandatory
Training is like a donkey, detailed and consistent.
Why do we use the Livestock Guarding Dog (LGD) on the Donkey Whisperer Farm?
These dogs have a bark to keep the predators away from our farm animals. The LGD is instinctively bred to bark at the predator and protect their farm animals. The LGD is not a herding dog. This is not a dog for the first time dog owner, these dogs need a fence, lot’s of exercise and we must remember they are very smart.
Mini donkeys cannot defend themselves. All animals need a leader and a great fence.
Sampson (LGD) Great Pyrenees is gone to heaven fall of 2015. We miss you big dog!
Every farmer wants to be able to trust that their herd is safe. The trained Livestock Guardian Dog(s) can take the worry away along with providing you with companionship.
Did you know?
Predators (domesticated dogs, coyotes, cougars etc.) can kill your equine; Horses, Donkeys and Mules. Yes! I have had students from all over the world send me photos of their horse, donkey and even mule attacked by domesticated dogs, coyotes and cougar.
I have read and seen it all in the business of teaching the owner to train the donkey (mini, standard and Mammoth donkey) Select DONKEY WHISPERER FARM, LLC
Please never leave any equine living alone. All equine are herd animals. They need to live in pairs, please understand donkeys enjoy living with another donkey as donkeys grab the neck in play along with much more donkey behavior. Donkey behavior is one of comedy and can turn violent with a Jack (stallion horse world) smaller animal.
A great fence is imperative to helping but sadly predators can dig under or jump over. Thus why a Livestock guarding dog is essential to keeping your farm safe. All livestock guarding dogs need training and they must have a large farm to run and protect. Truly the livestock guarding dog is a huge asset to the farm.
We love our livestock guarding puppy (almost one now) he is the great Anatolian Shepherd, a farm Livestock Guarding dog, a working dog and one of our beloved pets. When our Great Pyrenees (LGD) dog Sampson died last year we moved over to the Anatolian Shepherd. This is a wonderful smart dog. Not for the beginner trainer. These dogs need a huge area to work, run and play, a great fence is another important factor. If you are a new person in the training of a dog this is NOT the dog for you. These dog need 100% training, as they are smart. The Anatolian Shepherd will memorize his farm, how many donkeys, dogs, horses, cows, sheep does he have. This dog will bark and let you know when any predator comes near the farm or a farm animal is missing.
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Make sure you find a great breeder to help you fit the needs of your farm. All animals need shelter, food and water.
LGD’s dogs are not herders, nor are they attack dogs!
They are exactly what they are called: “Guardians”. Their job is to live with the stock and make sure nothing gets in to hurt, steal, or eat it. Their first line of defense is just their size; they are enormous. If size and a menacing bark do not deter, they will place themselves between their charges and perceived danger. If all else fails, they will resort to violence, and woe to anyone on the receiving end of over 100 pounds of angry dog. I highly suggest posting NO TRESPASSING SIGNS, having a great fence with a locked gate.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!