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Dam: Lucky Hit's Tawny Autumn (Autumn); OFA GOOD
Sire: LUCKY HIT Shadow KASIF (CASE); OFA GOOD
Because our primary breeding selection criteria is designed to genetically concentrate the superior working behaviors and ability of working Turkish Anatolians, we believe our pups are best suited for individuals seeking an Anatolian with superior working ability rather than just a pet or companion Anatolian. It has been my experience, however, that Anatolians with superior working ability also can be superior home companion-guardians in the right setting.
I've found that the single most important factor to consider when purchasing and raising an Anatolian to guard livestock is to purchase a pup from two superior working Anatolians.
Never forget that good or bad working behaviors are inherited, just like good or bad hips, good or bad teeth, etc. When you are looking for an Anatolian Working pup, the greatest likelihood of purchasing a pup with superior working ability is a pup produced by two superior and proven working parents. Also, prior to the purchase, if at all possible, visit the ranch on which the parents work to verify that both sire and dam actually do work with sheep and/or goats in a predator rich environment and that both have excellent and desirable interactions with their sheep and/or goats. Breeders who tell you that "all Anatolians have good working ability" are probably just trying to sell their pups, since there is a wide variation in working ability depending on the working genetics of the parents! My experience is that when a breeder has failed to focus on superior working ability as their top breeding requirement, it is possible that the pups they are producing may not have the high level of working ability that you require!
Our Anatolians' genetic backgrounds concentrate the best working demeanor of the Anatolian with proven superior working behavior and ability. We raise all of our Anatolians in a real world guardian situation with a mixture of animals, including goats, llamas, geese, and horses. We are surrounded by a variety of predators, including coyotes, dog packs, cougars, fox, bob cats and the occasional two legged predator.
As a bonus to their great working ability, our Anatolian pups have excellent conformation! We have produced many AKC Champions and a number of our Anatolians have been ranked by AKC as the #1 AKC All Breed Anatolian, #1 AKC Breed Anatolian, awarded AKC Award of Merit and Best of Breed at the Anatolian National Specialty, Best of Breed at Westminister, #1 Owner Handled Anatolian, numerous Group One wins and Group placements. We are especially proud to have owned the AKC Number One Producing Male for 2009, 2011, and 2012, and the AKC Number One Producing Female for 2009, and 2011 as well as an AKC Sire of Merit, AKC Dam of Merit, and AKC Dam of Distinction (2014).
If you are interested in my blood lines and would like to reserve a pup, please contact me using the contact information above so that we can talk and evaluate your home as a good fit for my genetics. (Most, if not all, LUCKY HIT pups have been reserved prior to birth.)
After we've talked you may wish to reserve a pup in your name. The pups are eligible for registration with the American Kennel Club (AKC). (You are also able to obtain a registration through the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of American [ASDCA] as well.) I have raised and owned WORKING ANATOLIANS since 1985 and as a bonus my WORKING ANATOLIANS have proven consistently and over many years to be some of the TOP SHOW ANATOLIANS in the United States.
Basically, I sell my pups for $2,000.00 (two different contracts for this price depending on the pup) and for $3,000.00 (a third contract). To reserve a pup in your name, I first require that we talk and that we both believe your home is a good fit for my genetics. Prior to breeding and/or birthing, I require a 10% non-refundable deposit, so do not send a deposit unless you are committed to obtaining a Lucky Hit pup. With the deposit I request that you include a letter with an overview of our conversation detailing why you want an Anatolian, your past experiences with Anatolians, animals you have, and other information regarding the situation in which the pup will be placed.
Once the pups are born, I require the total
non-refundable deposit to be increased to 50% of the total price to continue
holding the pup in your name.
(Those who have a 10% deposit must send an additional 40% of the total
within one week of notification of the birth and availability to
maintain their reservation without loss of the initial 10%.) (For example,
an initial deposit on a $3,000.00 pup is $300.00. When the pups are born
an additional $1,200.00 must be received within a week of notification.)
The picture below was taken in 1985 of EBELING'S KASIF (CASY), my first Anatolian, sire of Conard's Tawny KAT, grand sire of Lucky Hit's Tawny Shadow and Lucky Hit's Tawny Autumn, and great grand sire of Lucky Hit Shadow KASIF (CASE). Because of Case's amazing working ability, Case was named to honor Casy's memory, as Case's working ability was the equal of his amazing grandsire, Casy. Casy was also the great grand sire of my 2001 and 2002 litters, and the genetic base of my line. Casy was an incredible working Anatolian and I often use my memory of his demeanor, behavior, and character when I am selecting Anatolian pups for superior working ability!
If you would like further information regarding my dogs, please do not hesitate to call, write or email. And thanks again for your interest in my Anatolian Shepherd Guardian Dogs.