When God made Anatolians -- he was just showing off!!


Specializing in True Working Livestock Guardian Dogs since 1987

anatolian shepherd dog guarding sheep
THE VERSATILE ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG
Ancient Turkish Livestock Guardian Dogs
Working Dogs that Show - Showdogs that Work!

Linda Curran
High Springs, FL
352-665-2256

EMAIL ME

click here for more about Linda & the Anatolians of Turkay

FLASH!! It is with a great deal of pride that I announce Alaturka & Turkay Kennels have come together under the ALATURKAY kennel name! Linda & I will continue to dedicate ourselves to the preservation of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog with working instincts intact, as we have always done in the past, breeding for correct breed type, soundness of movement, and overall balance with correct temperament in order to ensure our dogs can do the work they have been bred for over thousands of years. Our breeding dogs are also true Livestock Guardian Dogs, protecting various livestock & poultry. Those of you who get our pups will be guaranteed healthy happy pups that will fit your lifestyle, have complete health testing and LIFETIME BREEDER SUPPORT! Working together, Linda & I hope to make our lines even stronger, producing top working dogs with superior structure and temperament for many years to come.

Please feel free to come out and visit the AlaTurkay dogs and see what makes us stand out from other breeders. Our dedication and devotion to the breed is well known throughout the Anatolian community, as well as being active participants in educating the public about this Ancient Turkish breed,
the ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG!

Sandie King
Chiefland, FL
352-318-0098

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Click here to see the early dogs of Alaturka and more on the current dogs of AlaTurkay





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PRESENTING THE
ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG
ANCIENT FLOCK GUARDIAN FROM ASIA MINOR
HELPING MANKIND FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS!!

There were shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them — Luke 2:8-9

Multi BIS CH Tilki Bayan of Alaturka

The History of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog states that it is a large, powerful livestock guardian whose origins date back for thousands of years. This ancient turkish dog breed is highly prized by the human Turkish shepherds for their loyalty, hardiness, courage, independence, and a nobility that cannot be matched by any other breed of dog. From the beginning, the goal of AlaTurkay Anatolians has always been the preservation and continuance of the Anatolian “in the Turkish manner”, emphasizing these same qualities. AlaTurkay strives for balanced structure, strong bones, and the proper temperament to ensure the Anatolian always maintains its inherent ability to do the job it has been developed for over thousands of years.

AKC Top Ten CH Alaturka's Daniska Eiserntor

The Anatolian Shepherd Dogs of AlaTurkay Kennel are highly socialized, devoted to their families, and gentle with children. AlaTurkay Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not useless "status symbols", but are carefully bred to be adaptable to any situation, including the capability to easily function as the serious flock guardians seen in ancient and modern-day Turkey, or as gentle protectors of family and friends. Our ultimate goal is to match each puppy with the home it is meant for, by temperament testing each pup for the temperament needed, whether it be for livestock guardian, family companion and/or protector, service dog, best friend, or any combination of these traits.

AKC BISS CH Eiserntor's AA Mustafa of Turkay

Since 1987, when AlaTurkay (nee "Alaturka") Kennel was established, each generation has produced some very special dogs that represent how the Anatolian Shepherd Dog has been for thousands of years, with stable temperaments, calm demeanors, and the ability to discern a perceived threat from a real threat. All breeding dogs in the AlaTurkay Kennel must be cleared of all genetic defects tested for in the breed (hip and elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism and entropion) before they are considered for our breeding program. They must also have the correct temperament, structure and calmness that is so important to the Anatolian's inherent instincts. In order to ensure these traits, most breeding stock from the AlaTurkay Kennel have finished Conformation Championships -- AlaTurkay has had dogs in AKC's Top 100 Rankings every year since the Anatolian Shepherd Dog was recognized for the Working Group in June of 1999.

Not only do we participate in many educational activities to educate the public about this amazing breed of dog, but we are also a member of our breed’s parent club, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America (ASDCA). We have been active members for over 20 years and follow the ASDCA "breeders code of ethics."

While living with an Anatolian Shepherd Dog entails more responsibility and commitment than almost any other breed of dog, they can be a wonderful and intelligent companion, guardian and friend. While this is not a dog for everyone, for those who learn to adapt, living with Anatolian Shepherd Dogs can be an interesting experience and an addictive lifestyle. Anatolian addicts state that:
"Anatolians are like potato chips ... you can't have just one!


Other breeds may touch your heart, Anatolians touch your soul!

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ANATOLIAN INFO

Anatolian History
Little Known Facts
Owning an Anatolian
Turkish Dog Names
ASDCA - Parent Breed Club

ABOUT ALATURKA

Kennel Origins
Personal Goals
Code of Ethics
OFA Statistics

OUR ANATOLIANS

Our Anatolian Shepherd Dogs
Major Brags
Photo Gallery
Alaturka Champions
Alaturka's Blog

AKC Top Anatolians from 2000 to Present

LITTER INFO

Upcoming Litters
Previous Litters
Pup Application
Puppy Contract

PUPPY INFO

Feeding Your Pup (NEW INFO)
Keep Your Pup Lean
Vaccination Info + Flea
& Heartworm Prevention

Nothing In Life Is Free

MISCELLANEOUS

Should You Breed?
Common Questions
Training Tips
Socializing Your Pup
Linderland Pet Transport
TLC Pet Transport

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BREEDERS

Whelping & Post-Natal Care

Taking Care of Your Pregnant Bitch

The World of Puppies

Early Neural Stimulation for Puppies

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REUSABLE LITTER ID COLLARS FOR NEWBORN PUPS

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VACCINES - ARE THEY SAFE FOR YOUR DOG?
Written by Dee Blanco,
a holistic vet practicing in Santa Fe, NM,
listed under Altvetmed

In light of recent posts in support of animal adoption versus purchasing a pet from a responsible breeder, let me offer this:
(click here)




MY KENNEL PARTNERS
KAREN SEN
Senflower Anatolians
LINDA CURRAN
Turkay Anatolians

CLICK HERE TO MEET MORE ANATOLIAN LOVERS

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOKS

ON TALKING TERMS WITH DOGS - CALMING SIGNALS, 2ND EDITION
by Turid Rugaas

A noted expert on canine body language, notably “calming signals.” These are signals dogs give each other - and humans - that denote stress. These are the dogs’ attempt to defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression.

DON'T SHOOT THE DOG! - 1999 Revised Edition
By Karen Pryor

This is the "Bible" on positive reinforcement training, or operant conditioning.

BIG DOG LINKS

These are a few sites that carry large dog beds and other stuff you might need for an Anatolian. I have also included sites where you can get flea meds and supplements at a significantly reduced price along with other interesting sites that can be beneficial to you and your dog.

4DaDogs.com
BigBreedDog.com
ThatsABigDog.com
Mammothoutlet.com
OhMyDogSupplies.com
PetExpertise.com

Dogwise.com


Life's Abundance Premium Health Food

This is probably without a doubt the best kibble on the market today. You will probably look at the price and say it's too much, but no supplementation is required with this food. You save on omega supplements, vitamin supplements, probiotics and digestive enzymes. Even on a fixed income, this food is more cost effective than all the others I have listed under "Feeding your Puppy", especially on their autoship program.


DOES YOUR LARGE BREED SENIOR DOG HAVE ARTHRITIS PAIN?
K9 FULLFLEX AT IHERB.COM WILL FIX IT!!

Having tested it on my own Senior Anatolians, I can attest to its success
I was (and still am) very impressed!!!

If you use this code "CUH302",
IHerb will take $5.00 off your first order.


http://www.sewwhat.com
Would you like to have clothing with your breed and/or logo?
Embroidery or Screen Prints - You can get whatever you wish at this site.
I have several T-Shirts and a couple of Sweat Shirts - they are amazing!

Regal Connection
Absolutely the best leads and collars at the best price
Includes your Kennel name & Phone number

MY FAVORITE DOG VAN

Totalpetsupply.com (flea meds)
www.maakenterprises.com (flea meds)

www.fleatreat.com
Flea Treats keep fleas (and ticks!) off your pets. They're free of hormones and insecticides.
They're reasonably priced. They're guaranteed. They're safe, healthy treats!

Diatomaceous Earth (non-toxic bug control and human/animal health benefits)


LOW COST ALL NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR HUMANS & PETS

Vitacost.com
For maximum health, look for "42 Fruits & Vegetables" on the Vitacost site
Click here to get $10 off your first order at Vitacost

SwansonVitamins.com



Bio-Alternatives.net
(alternative medicines & nutritional supplements)

Liquid Concentrate Grapefruit Seed Extract (4oz)
Click here to read all about the benefits of Grapefruit Seed Extract for you and your dogs

Yeasty Ear Solution

Colloidal Silver - Good for you and your dog

CLUB AFFILIATIONS
ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA
"ASDCA"

Dedicated to this very unique breed since 1970
and is the AKC parent club for our breed. Info
about joining the club is on this site and I am
available if you have any questions.
ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOGS, INTERNATIONAL
"ASDI"

ASDI, Inc., was founded in 1991 with the goal of
preserving the Anatolian Shepherd Dog's working
heritage and promoting sound breeding practices.
ASDI is affiliated with the United Kennel Club.
ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG RESCUE LEAGUE
"ASDRL"

Email Sigrid Owen
Sanctioned by ASDCA
To the world you are a rescue person,
To a rescued dog you are the world
AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
"AKC"

Dedicated to the Purebred Dog
NAT'L ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD RESCUE Network
"NASRN"

Helping Anatolians to a better life!
AMERICAN DOG OWNERS ASSOCIATION
"ADOA"

Promoting Responsible Dog Ownership

IMPORTANT SITES
UKC's OFFICIAL
BREED STANDARD
FOR THE ANATOLIAN
CANINE EYE
REGISTRATION
FOUNDATION (CERF)

AKC's OFFICIAL
BREED STANDARD
FOR THE ANATOLIAN

ORTHOPEDIC
FOUNDATION FOR
ANIMALS (OFA)

SOME OF THIS, SOME OF THAT
ALPHA BOOT CAMP
Who's in charge at your house? You or your dog? If your dog is taking you over, come learn how to change all that.
ANATOLIAN WORLD
Factual documentation
of the
Anatolian/Kangal
controversy
SOCIALIZING
YOUR PUPPY

A step by step guide
from Pyr breeder,
Catherine de la Cruz
Help! I think
my pup has HOD!!

This link can help

Links to some
Cool Doggy Sites
I have found
Anatolian-L Mailing list

HOW TO JOIN

ANATOLIAN BOOKS
Keep up to date on
this very unique breed!!
THE HEART DOG
An original story from me that originated one night when I was thinking of all the special dogs in my life!!
WHAT IS A
BREEDER?
JUST A DOG!
VETERANS IN
THE SHOW RING
OLD ANATOLIAN
WOMAN

EDUCATIONAL LINKS

DISCLAIMER: The appearance of any link or article here does not constitute endorsement or agreement by me. These articles are intended to be "food for thought." Even if you don't agree with every article, hopefully, they will get you thinking.

VACCINES - ARE THEY SAFE FOR YOUR DOG?
Written by Dee Blanco, a holistic vet practicing in Santa Fe, NM, listed under Altvetmed

Relationship of Nutrition to Developmental Skeletal Disease in Young Dogs

Foods That Are Bad For Your Dog

American Temperament Test Society, Inc.

www.TheDogPress.com
Uncensored News and columns by and for the showing fancy

www.TheDogPlace.org
Comprehensive, Authoritative resource for all dog owners


AKC has a "LEGISLATIVE ALERTS" page that helps you keep track of all the proposed laws that Animal Rightists are trying to sneak by pet owners. Keep in the know by going to this link ....

www.akc.org/news/sections/legislative_alerts.cfm

gives the real lowdown on what the H$U$ is really
all about ... and it is not about saving our pets!!


People WAKE UP - there is a growing movement by
Animal Rights groups to take away our right to own pets!!

CLICK ANY LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT HOW!!

yesbiscuit.wordpress.com

PetBreedersAndOwners.com

Americans Supporting Animal Ownership

Consumer Freedom

NAIA online

Click here to keep up to date on
Animal Rights legislation in Florida!

WHAT TO DO IF ANIMAL CONTROL COMES TO YOUR HOME!


I was recently asked why I chose such difficult dogs to live with ... It was late and I was tired, so this came right off the top of my head (or maybe my heart!)

As someone who has lived with Anatolians since 1987, I can tell you that it has been a very educational journey for me. My first ASD taught me humility and gave me a very refined sense of humor. My next several ASDs proved to me beyond any doubt that I never wanted to be without at least two or more of these really unique dogs. They are funny with a serious nature. They are calm, with spurts of hilarious energy. They are regal, with comic bouts of silliness, but never over the top. I love their gentleness when they find abandoned kittens and lay for hours while these babies use them as a jungle gym. I love the way they look at a situation, figure it out, and then handle it in the most effective way. I love the way people stop what they are doing when I drive by with 2 or 3 Anatolians in my van just to stare in awe at the absolute nobility of these dogs. I love the way my dogs always seem to know when my spirits are down and how they are perfectly content to just lend me quiet support. I love all the quirks that make most people want to pull out their hair and throw up their hands in frustration, but just make me laugh. And, most of all, I love the exquisite look of ecstasy that comes over my dog's face when a child runs to them and throws its arms around their neck for a hug.

These are the most addictive dogs I have ever lived with and, in more than 65 years, I have lived with many different breeds of dogs .... none of which have ever filled my days with so much laughter and made me feel so safe or so loved.

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THIS LINK IS DEDICATED TO
THE WORLD'S BEST DAD!!

TRUISM
GARFIELD ON AGING:

We all get heavier as we get older
because there's a lot more information
in our heads. So, I'm not fat, I'm
just really intelligent, and my head
couldn't hold any more, so it started
filling up the rest of me!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!



Anatolians are a Turkish Delight!!


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Last updated 03/19/2014. This website designed, built and maintained by Sandie King of AlaTurkay Anatolians