Shep at 3months old kissing Phoebe our little Dinky Donkey. The last pictures were taken last month when he was 6 months old.
Last September we brought home a puppy an Akbash to be exact. We were told that they are unlike any dog you've ever had before...they are from Turkey and are LGD's (livestock guarding dogs). Shep was 2 months old when we brought him home and we chose him from 8 puppies. Let me rephrase that...he chose us. While we were admiring the ladys fainting goats as the pups all ran around Shep laid down at my feet and licked my ankles. The whole time we talked to the lady and watched the other pups he stayed right by my feet. I was actually looking at one of the pups with longer hair...Shep was like his father with the shorter hair. In the end I just couldn't see how I could refuse this little guy...it was like it was meant to be. So little Shep road home on my lap...well I guess you could say that but most of him was hanging off my lap. When we brought him home he was about the size of our two little Shih Tzu's Chelsea and Bubba....but that didn't last long. Shep is now 7 months old and has been over 100lbs for at least a month. I must say...he certainly is a different dog but he is living up to his breed and I sure would't want to be a predator that's looking for a meal around our yard at night. On the other hand...he is a big softy when it comes to the other animals. He can be a pest to our other dogs sometimes but all three of them get along along just fine and it's a hoot to see two little Shih Tzu's chasing this huge white lummox all over the yard. Here are a few pictures of our Shep...the Akbash when we first brought him home and some taken now with the other dogs. And he's not done growing!
Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography