Sales Info – Livestock Guardian Dogs

Sales Info – Livestock Guardian Dogs

All puppies go home with vaccinations and deworming appropriate to their age.  Puppies are usually ready to go home after 12 weeks, to give them ample time to learn all they can from their parents and siblings.  Exceptions may be made in the case of working homes with experienced LGDs on site, or companion homes with experienced owners.  Parents are working livestock guardians and pups are pack raised with ample loving human socialization.  Pups are exposed to goats and chickens at an early age, and pet dogs and cats are a regular part of their environment. 

We agree whole-heartedly with this message from Natural Born Guardians (raising Boz and Kangal livestock guardian dogs, relatives to the Anatolian Shepherd and Akbash):

These puppies need a purpose, whether it be a herd or flock to guard, or family to interact with daily. These dogs DO NOT do well, nor do we support or condone, long-term kenneling or isolation, as it negatively affects both their mental and physical development.  They are natural livestock guardians, and like all LGDs, become deeply attached to their owners and livestock, needing those bonds to develop as well-adjusted, happy, healthy dogs.  [Anatolian] Shepherds are extremely powerful dogs, who require an owner that is both willing and able to care for their needs, and socialize them properly.  A puppy will not be sold to anyone that is not prepared to care for this type of dog.

When at all possible, in-person pick-ups are encouraged!  Shipping by air out of Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is possible via Delta or American Airlines.  Arrangements for this should be made by the new owners, and we do request an additional $100 to cover our gas and time in transport.

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