Sunday, February 26, 2006

Spaghetti Western

There's a little bit of Texas in Italy. :)

Old Glory Kartal is a young male from Texas. Nino is raising Kartal with hopes of introducing fresh working bloodlines into the future of European Anatolians.
Old Glory Kartal
...isn't he handsome? :)

The future looks good!


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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Anatolian Puppies in Italy

Nino Azzolin of Italy has some beautiful puppies.

The mother is Ayri, a daughter of World Show Winner Cappadocia Faikh (bred by Maureen Charnstrom). The sire is Racham, a male bred out of Sophie Licari's Kennel in France. Nino is a Code of Ethics breeder and has hip certified all his breeding stock. He also encourages hip checks on the puppies that he has placed, even when the owners have no plans to breed. What better way is there to learn more about one's bloodlines? Currently, he is the only Anatolian breeder in Italy.

He has some puppies available right now. Some photos he recently sent to me.

Anatolian Puppy in Italy

Anatolian Puppy in Italy

Anatolian Puppy in Italy

Anatolian Puppy in Italy
Gorgeous puppies!

A pedigree for the litter is located here. You need PDF to be able to view it.
Nino can be reached at his email
His website is here.

02/23/2006 02:45 pm UPDATE: Ayri is Italian, Spanish, International Ch. and European Winner 2004.


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Anonymous Anonymous sent us a woof // April 04, 2006

I would love a puppie how much do they cost? I also live in italy.   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // April 04, 2006

You should visit his site at the link above and note the phone numbers, and give him a ring! (this might be better since his computer misbehaves sometimes and he may not be able to access email all the time).   

Friday, February 17, 2006

Life at Painted Hand Farm: The Story of Tibet

When you've got a bit of time on your hands to enjoy a FUN and funny, engaging farm story, head on over here and read Life at Painted Hand Farm: The Story of Tibet. It's a favorite! :)

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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Breed Standard Revisions: UK

The breed standard for the Anatolian Shepherd Dog in the UK was revised in 2005 to accept all colors of the breed without specific wording for color preferences. Many kudos to all of those that helped to make this happen!

The official description of Color in the standard at this time is -
All colours acceptable, with or without black mask and black ears.
Websites are slowly catching up. However, many are cobwebs that are not updated on any regular basis. The current standard for The Kennel Club (UK) can now be viewed at this link... Discover Dogs - Working - Anatolian Shepherd Dog, which is at The Kennel Club site.

Those of us in the Anatolian community who surf into a site with the outdated standard might take a moment to write a brief note to websites that feature the wrong standard and point them to the corrected standard above.

Now some commentary... The changes above put the standard almost into alignment with the FCI, Australian, and other breed standards for the Anatolian Shepherd Dog around the world, but there are still problems.

  • The coat length is still specified as short (and dense); however rough coats are also correct for the breed.

  • The specification for only a black nose is also incorrect and conflicts with the change in standard that equally accepts all colors. For if all colors are acceptable, that means that the liver color and blue dogs who have well pigmented noses would still be penalized, for it is not genetically possible for them to have black noses.


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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Having a little chat and Oodlemaker!

Three Anatolians having a conversation. I wonder what they're saying?

L-R: Mama Zor with Ruya and Mr. Boone

I guess I'll never know. ;) The minute I mentioned something about cookies, their little tête-à-tête ended abruptly! (oops!) With slightly raised ears pressed against their heads, hinting of an agreed conspiracy of silence on the subject, all three came to sit in front of me.

They gazed at me expectantly, giving me no clue of whatever they were talking about. Boy, I wonder what that was all about? ;)

Anyways, a fun link that I had bookedmarked a little while ago, a link that should get more publicity is the Oodle Maker site. ...and do check out the Oodle Maker Blog! :)

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Anonymous Anonymous sent us a woof // February 16, 2006

hehe, thanks for the link.

visit back in a couple of days if you want, I am adding a few more pages.

oodlemaker guy   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // February 16, 2006

Looking forward to it! :)   

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Synchronized kisses - Kids and Anatolians

I couldn't resist posting this amusing and delightful picture. Kathy Gerlach at Gerlach Anatolians, took this wonderful photograph.

She wrote
I could not have timed it any better.
I said OK give them a kiss
and the dogs looked up.
Just like the dogs knew what to do...............
So sweet.
Kiz and Beau giving Katelyn and Samantha kisses.

Synchronized kisses

Synchronized Kisses and Smiles!
Such a beautiful quartet!

Happy Valentines Day!


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Anonymous Anonymous sent us a woof // February 14, 2006

Too cute. A wonderful Valentines Day picture. Somehow, I bet both kids will love that picture for years to come.


Do Anatolians dig?

Mark Griffith of Pescadero, California sends these pictures of Gerlach Zorlu Veli who is 9 months old (Feb 2, 2006). Zor (as he is called) seems to know a thing or two about re-excavating an ag-flume!

Flume? What flume?

Isn't he sweet? Standing there obediently while evidence is collected via photography.

Um, oh... *that* flume!

Wasn't that fun?!

A lot cleaner now.

Such a handsome boy!

His lucky owners, Mark and his wife, Lynn Kenny, also breed and train Peruvian Paso horses and English Shire horses. He says, "We ride in alot of parades and are the 2004-2005 California State Horsemen's Association, High-Point matched pair."


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Boone, da boy!

Boone has just turned three years this month. He's still like a puppy in so many ways. Goofy, huggy and sweet. He's a one cool dude. :)

Boone in a headshot
Old Glory Boone

Boone boy
Old Glory Boone at Semavi Anatolians


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Thursday, February 09, 2006

CUTE puppy pics alert!

Some of the cutest puppy pictures! Check out Shaman Anatolians February blog!

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Stuart needs a new home - Sacramento Area California

Stuart is a handsome pinto Anatolian boy whose owner in the Sacramento Area needs to find him a new home. Stuart was born on a ranch operation to two working dogs. The ranchers don't consider themselves "breeders" and so it seems best that his current owner handles his rehoming. She is currently screening potential homes for his placement.

I have four photos of him with his owner's comments

I am attaching pictures of Stuart. The first is when he was about 7 months old.

The next is him outside my sliding door on the patio.

The third is me giving him a Christmas present, and the fourth is him starting to open the present.

He opens his own gifts, just the wrapping. Then he brings it to me so that I can "fix it," which is what I tell him when I am going to open the bag of treats (or anything else that he needs help with).

about 7 monthsPolite boy
With Christmas presentsOpening presents

More information from his current owner follows:

Beautiful, affectionate, neutered 2-1/2 year old Anatolian male.
His name is Stuart. He is very lonely and needs companionship.

My work and travel schedule is such that I am unable to provide him with the companionship he deserves (I was gone last year from February to May on my first trip).

He does not dig and never chews. If I tell him something is mine, he leaves it alone.
He can stay in the house all day or the yard. He loves to be touched and brushed. He is a great dog. He likes kids and people and has been socialized.
The pool guy and the landscaper come in the yard without any fuss, I just introduced them the first time they came over.

Owner - (EDIT: info removed Dec 2007)
Fair Oaks, California (Sacramento area)

I'll update this section when when there are updates to share. If you know of good potential forever homes, please contact owner.

02/08/2006 06:22 pm UPDATE: I've added owner's email address above

03/11/2006 11:20 pm UPDATE: Update with pics

19/12/2007 12:49 pm UPDATE: See the final story... :(

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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Lucky Koda!

Check out the photos of Koda enjoying his great new toy, a digging pit over at Tammy's blog. Does he look happy or what?! :)

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Kids and Anatolians - Oregon

Handsome young man, Oliver, in the coolest looking reindeer cap and an adoring Turkish princess.

Semavi Kale Zoey and Oliver.

Say Cheese!

What a handsome pair they make!

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Zor and the Chin rest

This is our girl Zor, enjoying the view from one of our two oldest (teenaged, at least) and larger dog houses. The house got moved to a new area on top of some crushed granite and it hasn't been completely rebuilt yet. The old 'retaining wall' that (theoretically) keeps all the straw bedding from spilling over the board is missing a board below.

At any rate, Zor seems perfectly happy to have her chin rest back and daintily dangles her feet through the hole in the retaining wall board. :)

Happily nestled down with soft straw and a good chin rest!


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Anonymous Anonymous sent us a woof // February 03, 2006

Zor looks so relaxed. Nice to see her again (since it's been so long for me.)


Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // February 04, 2006

Thanks Mark! She's such a sweetie. :)   

Anonymous Anonymous sent us a woof // February 19, 2006

Woof! Very cute pic! :-D