Lion had attributes I look for in a working guardian Anatolian. He was gentle with kids and weak or sick animals and he could also be incredibly aggressive when he felt his charges were being threatened!
One day when Lion was about a year old I found myself downwind of Lion and the
herd as he was escorting his goats back to the barn for the evening. The sun had
been down for some time and it was dusk, but almost dark... predator time. I
had been sitting quietly by the path and decided to see what Lion would do when
I jumped up, which I did.
Immediately, Lion's hair went up, he roared a
terrifying growl/bark, and leaped toward me! Just as immediately I begin saying
in a sweet but pretty frightened voice, "Lion, Lion, it's me boy!" In response,
Lion immediately dropped to the ground with his head down, looking up at me with
an almost embarrassed look, and began swishing his tail back and forth (tail lowered)
to let me know how sorry he was he'd made that mistake! I was so pleased with
his response... both the aggressive one and the apologetic one!!!
Conard's Golden Lion (Lion) - Son of Ebeling's Kasif (Casy) and
Swan Acres Kavi Manzara (Zara)
Lion was brave and aggressive and at the same time mild mannered and sweet tempered.
When a goat's foot got hung in the "V" of a tree, Lion refused to leave the goat, even to come in for supper, causing me to look for him and release the goat.
Lion was raised using my STRICTLY WORKING METHOD and was closely bonded to his goats. He had a wonderfully aloof and indifferent attitude to those he didn't know well.
Lion lived up to his name when a cougar lurked around my property for a week hoping to nab a kid or lamb. Each night Lion and Tawny moved forward alternately toward the screaming cry of the big cat. None of us slept... and after a week the cat gave up and moved on to easier prey.
|GSire: Pinarbasi's King
|GGSire: Chomarji's Beau
GGDam: Pinarbasi's Tatli (Turkey)
|Sire: Ebeling's Kasif (Casy)
May 13, 1985
|Dam: Hanedan's Basbakan Bambi
Conard's Golden Lion
Registered with ASDCA
April 1, 1991
|GSire: Masallah Kavi Bakar
OFA GOOD (ANS-114G27M
|GGSire: Kalkan (Import/Turkey)
OFA GOOD (ANS26G)
GDam: Hisar Adana Dalgin (Import/England)
OFA GOOD (ANS53G27F)
CZ-942-916-022-83090 - UK Reg. 1915604H
|Dam: Swan Acres Kavi Manzara (Zara)
November 7, 1988
|GDam: Masallah Coban Manzara
OFA GOOD (ANS-97G24F)
|GGSire: Hisar Hamsin (Ruzgar) (Import/from Turkey to England)
OFA GOOD (ANS-19G)
GGDam: Masallah Samani Kopek
OFA GOOD (ANS-28G)
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