My husband pictured here in 1965(with his sister and grandfather), in full Turkish garb while visiting family back in the states. His father, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US army, was gifted two Turkish Shepherds when they officially moved back to the states in 1970, after living in Turkey for a number of years. These Turkish Shepherds became protectors of their Massachusetts farm. It was my husband's fond memories of these dogs that prompted us to purchase Anatolian Shepherds when we started our own farm in late 1996.

  Our son, Dakota, pictured here with Sarisan and Kira in 1997.

Our son, Dakota, pictured here with Sarisan and Kira in 1997.

  Sarisan, bred by Linda Wold of California. He was an extremely sharp, alpha male and our first Anatolian. His trying nature taught us a lot about the breed.

Sarisan, bred by Linda Wold of California. He was an extremely sharp, alpha male and our first Anatolian. His trying nature taught us a lot about the breed.

  A gorgeous dog, who ruled with an iron paw. 

A gorgeous dog, who ruled with an iron paw. 

  Fiercely loyal and protective, Sari was a serious guardian. 

Fiercely loyal and protective, Sari was a serious guardian.