Anatolian Shepherd Puppies
We are excited to announce that we are expecting a litter of Anatolian Shepherd puppies out of Marble Peak's Ziya. The whelp date should be between February 24 - 27, 2016. Ziya's pregnancy has been confirmed by our veterinarian. The ultrasound showed 4 - 5 puppies, so if you are interested in one, please contact us soon. Ziya is a classic fawn, smooth coat Anatolian with a black mask. Ziya, along with her older sister and her dam, are all full-time guardians for our sheep on our ranch. Ziya is extremely athletic and is first in the pack to reach the fence when a threat appears. She has a proven record of killing four-legged intruders. However, she is sweet girl and very friendly with people. Ziya is registered with the AKC. She is OFA certified with Hips "Excellent", Elbows "Normal" and Thyroid "Normal" - click on this link to view her listing on the OFA website. Ziya's sire is Timaru Serag Mounir, an AKC Silver Grand Champion and who ranked third among all Anatolians in the U.S. for 2015. However, Mounir spends the majority of his time as a livestock guardian with goats.
Ormanustu Duman is a smoke gray, rough coat Anatolian. He was imported directly from Turkey from the mountains along the Black Sea where he was working protecting sheep. Duman has an exceptionally easy-going, adapatable temperament and is a joy to work with. Duman is registered with the both AKC and UKC. He is OFA certified with Hips "Good", Elbows "Normal" and Thyroid "Normal" here is the link to OFA page on Duman. Duman is a healthy, energetic nine-year old in the photograph below. Duman has already sired an AKC Champion for us, Shepherds Rest Takat. For more information on Duman, see Duman's page at Shepherds Rest Anatolians, especially interesting is the story of his travel from Turkey to the United States. With a rough coat sire and smooth coat dam, this litter will be of intermediate coat length. This is especially desirable for cold winter climates, but not a problem for hot summer climates, as all the undercoat is shed in summer.
At Marble Peaks Ranch we focus on breeding healthy Anatolian Shepherd Dogs that will excel as livestock guardians. Due to this emphasis in our breeding program, we prioritize the placement of our Anatolian Shepherd puppies in working homes. Show homes will be considered if the circumstances are suitable. If you are looking for a family companion/guardian, we strongly encourage you to consider adoption. Check with the National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network for available Anatolians. Please read our page on Evaluating Breeders and Owners to review important issues about owning and selecting an Anatolian Shepherd Dog. Prices for our livestock guardian puppies are $1800. Prices for breeding and show prospects begin at $2200.
If you are interested in owning a puppy from the Ziya-Duman litter, please fill out our Puppy Questionnaire and submit it so we can understand your needs and circumstances. We will send out a contract for you to review. A deposit of $400 is required to reserve a puppy. Puppies will be ready for new homes in late April.