Two great farm pups looking for a new home on an acreage or farm. Had 11 pups all found new homes just two left. They are Border Collie crossed with Akbash pups. Both parents are great farm dogs and are very family friendly. The pups are great outside dogs for an acreage or farm. They are incredibly smart dogs and have been very easy to train in their new homes.
They are ready for pickup in the St. Paul area. If interested or if you have any questions please feel free to contact me with your phone number.
Puppies are $50 each, but if you want both you may take the second one for free.
The Border Collie is a herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep. It is the most widespread of the collie breeds.
Typically extremely energetic, acrobatic, and athletic, they frequently compete with great success in dog sports, in addition to their success in sheepdog trials, and are often cited as the most intelligent of all dogs. Border Collies are noted for their intelligence. In January , a Border Collie was reported to have learned 1,022 words, and acts consequently to human citation of those words.
The Akbash Dog is an ancient breed originating in Turkey where he was used to guard livestock. It is believed that his ancestry was influenced by both Sighthound and Mastiff breeds. Though a large dog, he moves with surprising speed and agility, able to run at great speed with a gazelle-like grace. He also has an acute sense of sight and hearing.
The Akbash Dog learns quickly; however, he can be easily bored with repetitive obedience training exercises so may not be the ideal candidate for Obedience competition. As a livestock guardian, the Akbash is an independent thinker and can be dominant toward other dogs. He is naturally calm but can display ferocity when protecting property or livestock. His aloofness toward strangers, loyalty, affection, complete dedication and devotion to his family and any animals in his charge make him the ideal guard dog.
Another characteristic of the Akbash Dog is, both males and females, have a strong maternal instinct, especially toward small and young animals and children. The Akbash will bond to whatever he is raised with. This is why it is always suggested that the working Akbash pup be placed with the livestock he will eventually be expected to protect.