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Conard's Tawny Kat (Tawny)
Reg #: AKC WP691992/02 OFA44G
  ASDCA CE-792-1765-022-91091
Color: Fawn Black Mask
DOB: April 1, 1991

Tawny guarding her goats
A Second Generation Anatolian
Daughter of
Sire: Ebeling's Kasif (Casy)
Dam: Swan Acres Kavi Manzara (Zara)

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My Second Generation Anatolian
Conard's Tawny Kat (Tawny)

Tawny at ~5 months
When Tawny was six months old my goats began kidding and I introduced her to her first newborn kid. Her reaction was perfect! She fell to the ground immediately in response to the nervous mother's first aggressive move. She then crawled with slow eagerness toward the newborn. When the nervous mother positioned her head in an even more aggressive posture, she rolled on her side, maintaining the lowest possible profile. When she was almost at the kid, the agitated mother began butting her. Tawny remained passive under this assault until the mother backed off. She then slowly continued crawling toward the newborn. When Tawny reached the weak, wet newborn, she carefully, gently, licked the kid with maternal affection. As the mother calmed down, Tawny stood immobile above the newborn, trembling with eagerness and exaggerated caution as the newborn nuzzled her in an attempt to nurse. When I saw Tawny do all of these things, and more, I knew I had found a valuable working Anatolian.

In 1997 I bred Tawny to an outstanding 140 pound nationally rated show male (from working parents) owned and handled by Elyse Griffin of Houston. Tawny had difficulty having the pups and through a sequence of vet errors, Tawny died. Of the ten pups she carried, five pups were saved. However, because they did not receive any colostrum, only three lived past three days. They survived because I began feeding them fresh goat's milk. This unexpected loss of my beloved Tawny is the most emotionally devastating event of my life. As much as I loved her, I felt that she loved me even more!

Tawny at ~5 months
When these three remaining pups were nine weeks old another vet error (a different vet) resulted in all three pups coming down with parvo. The vet incorrectly administered live, low passage parvo vaccine even though he knew that these pups had not received maternal antibodies through their dam's colostrum. Of the three remaining pups, only two females were saved, Shadow and Autumn. Of course, I kept these pups. Both are large, show quality females who have demonstrated superior working ability. Both Shadow and Autumn have been checked for dysplasia and, like their mother, have OFA "good" hips and elbows.

Conard's Tawny Kat (Tawny) - Daughter of Ebeling's Kasif (Casy) and Swan Acres Kavi Manzara (Zara)
Tawny guarding her goats
Tawny had the most perfect working ability of any Anatolian I've known.

When moved from her home pasture to a pasture with weak fences surrounded by coyotes and a large herd of known calf-eating, wild pigs, she protected her charges without losing a single animal.

Tawny was raised using my STRICTLY WORKING METHOD. Tawny was closely bonded to her goats, completely loyal to me, and had no use for any other human. Even so, when I took her to the vet she remained aloof but polite to others present.

Tawny was an exceptionally "tuff" Anatolian with amazing guardian ability. She loved her sheep and goats and was slow and gentle with her kids and lambs. She was fearless, aggressive, and unrelenting with predators. She had great independent decision making ability and seemed to always know the "right" thing to do.

Conard's Tawny Kat (Tawny)
Second Generation Anatolian Female

GSire: Pinarbasi's King
GGSire: Chomarji's Beau

GGDam: Pinarbasi's Tatli (Turkey)
Sire: Ebeling's Kasif (Casy)
May 13, 1985
Casy in Guardian stance

Dam: Hanedan's Basbakan Bambi
GGSire: Bekci

GGDam: Sirin

Conard's Tawny Kat

AKC WP691992/02 OFA44G
April 1, 1991
Tawny in harness to be bred by Rhett
Tawny in harness to be bred by Rhett

GSire: Masallah Kavi Bakar
GGSire: Kalkan (Import/Turkey)

GDam: Hisar Adana Dalgin (Import/England)
CZ-942-916-022-83090 - UK Reg. 1915604H
Dam: Swan Acres Kavi Manzara (Zara)
November 7, 1988

GDam: Masallah Coban Manzara
GGSire: Hisar Hamsin (Ruzgar) (Import/from Turkey to England)

GGDam: Masallah Samani Kopek
Offspring of Conard's Tawny Kat (Tawny)

My Third Generation Anatolians

From the December 31, 1997 Litter by
Conard's Tawny Kat's (Tawny) and Breezy Way's Hurriyet of Birinci (Rhett)

Shadow at Lucky Hit Ranch - Combines the best in Confirmation, Working Ability, Temperament, and Guardian Demeanor
Lucky Hit's Tawny Shadow
Fawn Black Mask Anatolian Female

Autumn at Lucky Hit Ranch - Superior Working Ability - A Very Tuff and Protective Female
Lucky Hit's Tawny Autumn
Fawn Black Mask Anatolian Female

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