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Offline lucyswoman

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anatolians
« on: June 27, 2009, 03:16:28 pm »
I was just wondering if anyone knows much about anatolian shepherds. Lucy has some of the physical attributes of the anatolian, longer body and narrower muzzle.  When she goes to Africa I am trying to figure out if I shouldn't look into the anatolian. My family has had pyrs for 30 years, but I don't know much about the anatolians.  I would appreciate any info.

 

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Re: anatolians
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 08:49:51 am »
Both breeds are excellant guards but the Pyr has a more even temperament with the Anatolian being more aggressive.  The Anatolian also doesn't have such a temdency to wander off - hence one of the reasons why the two breeds are often crossed

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Re: anatolians
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 11:18:15 pm »
I'm sticking with the pyrenees, Lucy impressed me so much at the dog park today.  She ended up knocking over a 2 year old, but she was trying to do the right thing and protect the child when the mother stupidly brought her 2 small children in and let them wonder around while big dogs charged around.  I went right to the child and told the mother that letting the child down wasn't a good idea and she answered that the child had grown up (grown up???) with big dogs. (I'm not usually such a b word, but I was pissed) The mom came in with what looked like a pit and Dane mix that quickly got into a fight with another pit mix (I mention the breed because of the damage they can do, not because I believe they are bad dogs) When the 2 dogs started to fight Lucy ran quickly to the 2 year old and stood sideways the way guard dogs do, in front of the child. Lucy ended up knocking her over because the fighting dogs got really close and Lucy tried to move further away.  The mom picked up the poor little girl and left after she got her dog. Lucy tried her best. I'm sure the Anatolians are great dogs, but I'm sticking with pyrs. I am not going to take it well when I have to give Lucy back. :( thanks for the into though. I didn't know that anatolians were less likely to wonder - interesting.

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Re: anatolians
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 05:26:59 am »
GOOD GIRL LUCY!!