Monday, November 17, 2008
Sheriff Sheba and her sidekick Deputy Harley
Sheba is my Akbash. She is a Turkish Guardian dog. I purchased her from Sheepfields, a well known breeder of working Akbash. I tried REALLY hard to make her strictly a guardian dog for my sheep and poultry.....but it was SO hard to not spoil her....so spoil her I did.
Now she would rather hang out up by the house with the other dogs and bark at anyone that goes by the house, whether on foot, horseback or in a car. She still likes to keep an eye on the pastures though, and I've seen her chase a coyote or two around.
She will drag herself under the gate to go check out and mark her perimeters. Harley, the rescued Australian Cattle Dog, believes it is his job to monitor what Sheba is doing. After all, she is JUST A GIRL! :)
I decided to follow her in her rounds the other day and take some pics of her and Harley.
They will seek out predators or vermin, and they will show no mercy.
No inch of pasture goes unchecked....
Hmmmm what has been over here......
After it all passes inspection she'll head up back to the house and where she would really rather be. The emus are not very happy that there are dogs going by their pen....
And Jasmine the donkey is REALLY not happy about the dogs in HER pasture. "Hey you two, I have it handled!"
I wanted to have Sheba model some Turkish Guardian Dog collars, which she was not very happy about...but at least she let me put them on her and snap a couple of pics. In Turkey they will also crop the dogs ears so that the predators will have less to latch on to.
Oh....and Linda? over at the 7MSN??? Sheba said these were for you.....:)