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Hi From San Diego

September 11th, 2008, 10:56 AM
Hi - just joined this board as I saw a reference to it in the pet section of a family forum; I have 3 dogs & 2 children. One of the 3 dogs is my DH's special buddy, Pip; a 13 yr old Staffy Bull x that I found on the road to work when he was partly grown. The other two are dogs from multiple generations of my breeding, Shahbazin Disi Aslan CGC, she's a liver masked fawn Anatolian Shepherd, & her nephew (co-bred w/a friend), CH. Honey Rock View Ruh CGC, a Dutch marked silver brindle Anatolian Shepherd. Both were working flock guardians with sheep, goats, & poultry, until we suddenly moved to town to live with relatives & I had to disperse my flocks, after our home burned in the wildfires last fall. They are adapting well to suburban living, & have a fairly large yard here; I have 5 pullets that are entertaining for them to watch. I do still own a few sheep & goats, but they are farmed out elsewhere. I've been active in Anatolian Shepherds since 1983, but am not showing/training much right now, due to the demands of 2 kids two & under.

September 11th, 2008, 12:37 PM
You've had quite a busy time by the sound of it. Sorry to hear about the fire. We recently had a forest fire in our area and almost had to evacuate. It's a terrible thing to go through. :sad:
Would love to see some pictures of your dogs.

September 11th, 2008, 01:10 PM
welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing pictures of your fur family. hmmm can you guess which name i'm partial to.:D

September 11th, 2008, 03:00 PM
Pictures coming up! :) Here's Disi Aslan:

And here's Ruh playing with her:

I don't have a digital pic of Pip handy, but do have a link to a video of him catching a ball:

September 11th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Welcome to the board. Pictures are, of course :D, a must.

Sorry to hear about the fire. I live in the middle of a forest and we sweat out the dry spells every year. What a trauma to lose your home! I'm glad the dogs seem to be adapting well to city life, though! :grouphug: