BALLESTER'S DOUBLE H RANCH

Anatolian Shepherd Dogs

Cesaret and Rahman

 We are committed to excellence
in breeding magnificent Anatolian Shepherds
S
ince 1995

Ballester's Double H Ranch
P.O.Box 1686
Bushnell, FL 33513
352-568-2557

*** We are an ASDI Code of Ethics Breeder.  
ASDI requires that all breeders follow a strict Code of Ethics and
all breeding stock must be clear of hip dysplasia***

EMAIL US: anatolianshepherds@gmail.com

VISITORS WELCOME!  Come meet our Anatolian Shepherds!

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Now taking reservations for
late November, 2014 litter

Pups ready to go to new homes in late January, 2015

Aslan's Pride and Ballester's Double H Ranch are pleased to be working together.
Litter will be born at the Iberri's in Dallas, GA. Pups can be picked up in GA or FL.

Contact us at 352.568.2557 or email us at anatolianshepherds@gmail.com

VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME... JUST CALL IN ADVANCE
   Come meet Disi at the Iberri's in Dallas, GA .  Contact Michele at:  
micheleiberri@mindspring.com)
Come meet our Anatolians in Bushnell, FL

Click HERE for more pictures of Aslan and Disi

Click HERE for puppy pedigree with hip ratings

Click HERE for contract

 * Written guarantees provided
 
* All puppies microchipped
 
* Lifetime support
 
* We are an ASDI Code of Ethics Breeder

 

 

 

NEW BOOK!! 
Guvener Isik has finished  translating his book from Turkish into English! Get it HERE... click on the link at the top of the page to order the book from Amazon

 

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To our Miniature Horse Page

Meet our 7 Anatolians

See Our Anatolians at Work

To Puppy and Litter Information

Miniature Horses

Meet Our Anatolian Shepherds

 Our Working Anatolians 

Puppies and Litters
   Upcoming litter plans
Past litters

 

 
 
 

To our Show Page

To Chinook Safety Collar Information

Our Anatolians in the Ring 

In Memory of Khara and Chinook Breakaway Collar Information

 
 
 

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In Loving Memory of
GR CH Huzur's Cesaret (Josie)
Valentines Day, 1997 to June 12, 2007

To our beloved Josie,
Your spirit and zest for life will live on forever in our hearts and in the fields of Double H Ranch

A PARTING PRAYER ... to our beloved Josie
 by Brandy Duckworth
 
Dear Lord,  please open your gates
and call St. Francis
to come escort this beloved companion
across the Rainbow Bridge.
 
Assign her to a place of honor,
for she has been a faithful servant
and has always done her best to please us.
 
Bless the hands that send her to you,
for they are doing so in love and compassion,
freeing her from pain and suffering.
 
Grant us the strength not to dwell on our loss.
Help us remember the details of her life
with the love she has shown us.
And grant us the courage to honor her
by sharing those memories with others.
 
Let her remember us as well
and let her know that we will always love her.
And when it's our time to pass over into your paradise,
please allow her to accompany those
who will bring us home.
 
Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of her companionship
and for the time we've had together.
 
And thank you, Lord,
for granting us the strength
to give her to you now.
 
Amen

 

 
 
 
 
 

VIEW SHORT MOVIES OF ANATOLIAN SHEPHERDS AT DOUBLE H RANCH

   ANATOLIAN PUPS AT PLAY:

Click here for video of Dotty and Red
Dot on left, Red on right with Blossom. Pups playing in the hay. Age 4 mos.  

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EXHUBERANT PLAY OF THE ADOLESCENT and ADULT ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD:

Click here for Red (age 1)  and his mother, Josie, age 7
Anatolians of all ages love to play and rough-house, especially  teenagers. Both companion and working dogs will need a place and the opportunity to release their energy. Really rough puppy play needs to be curbed in order to prevent  injuries to growing bones and joints .

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 ANATOLIAN SHEPHERDS AT WORK: Lana and her goats

Click here for Lana with her goats in the ravine
Lana,age 1.5 years, with her beautiful Boer goats.  Note the camouflage. 
Owned by Tammy and Jim Lodato of Soaring Spirit Ranch

Click here for Lana and her goats
After returning from the ravine, Lana inspects the goats and walks the perimeter of the area before finding a spot to take a well deserved rest . 

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ANATOLIAN SHEPHERDS AT WORK: Red and the hawks

Click here to see movie #1  
Anatolians do not like predatory birds. Here you see a hawk which has settled in a nearby tree. Red is on high alert .

Click here to see movie #2 (taken one hour later)
One hour later, there are 7 hawks in the tree. Red spent the entire morning keeping the hawks at bay.
Where were the goats? Watchfully snoozing, safe from harm.

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ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DENS:

Click here for video of Seka 
Seka, age 4 years, keeping cool .

Najene in den
This den was a group effort!

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See Najene in the show ring here

See more of Red at work here

NONNY:

Click here for videos of a young guardian, Nonny

 

 

Ballester's Bas Ayi at 9 months

Ballester's Bas Ayi at 9 months

 
 

 

ABOUT THE ANATOLIAN

Information for new owners

 

HEALTH ISSUES IN THE ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD


5 MINUTES IN THE LIFE OF A GEOLOGIST 

by Natalka Czartoryska

The author describes her first encounter with an Anatolian, a meeting that was to change her life forever.

 

 

ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD BREED STANDARD

    Official U.K.C. Breed Standard


 

SOME THOUGHTS ON BREEDING ANATOLIAN SHEPHERDS

Things to consider before you decide to breed your Anatolian

   


 
 

DOG COLLARS: THE DIGUISED KILLER

 


 
 

 Cottonmouth Snakebites in two anatolian shepherds

Our experience treating 2 Anatolians with poisonous snakebites

 

 
OTHER INFORMATIVE LINKS:
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs International 
Chinook Breakaway Safety Collar
LGD  Library 
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Kiramet Anatolians in Finland
Semavi Anatolians 
Guvener Isik's site 
Shepherds Rest Anatolians 
Brandi Lambert, Mystic Anatolians
Lost Armadillo Ranch
Gypsy Anatolians
Armagan Kennel
Razi Acres in Canada
 

 

See pictures of our stable as featured in the magazine,  "Practical Horseman"  HERE


 
 

Order your 2015 Anatolian Calendar now!   $22 includes shipping. Visit http://www.anatoliandog.org/calendar.htm for ordering information. All proceeds go to Anatolian Rescue. Deadline October 15, 2015

(last year's cover below)

 
 
 

 

ASDI’s Anatolian Puppy Guide:
8.5" x  11",  44 pages, book contains…
This  popular Puppy Issue has been revised and includes articles such as 1) raising a working  ASD  2) raising a pet/companion ASD 3) health issues in the ASD 4) how to choose a healthy dog food 5) ASD growth rates 6) puppies and kids 7) getting through the teen years…..and lots more! 
USA: $5.00 each, price includes shipping.  

 

ASDI’s Breed Information booklets about the Anatolian Shepherd Dog!
 8.5" x  11",  54 pages, comb-bound spiral book contains…
Pictures       Articles       Training         History        Breed Information
A great item for anyone who has been looking for information about Anatolians. There is a discount for those who would like to get several copies as gifts, to provide as references at breed showcases, or to placewith rescues and with new puppy owners. Price includes shipping:   $7.25 each.   

 

3 great books available!

Click on the link to order

Anatolian Shepherd Dogs by Richard Beauchamp

Livestock Protection Dogs by Dawydiak and Sims

Leader of the Pack by Nancy Baer and Steve Dunno
This book specifically addresses how to be in charge of a dominant, controlling dog. The author’s present training advice by first providing an understanding of a dog’s way of thinking through extremely interesting vignettes of wolf pack behavior. These stories are used as metaphors to illustrate specific concepts such as leadership, fairness, cooperation and respect within a pack. Following each story (each addresses a specific training issue), the author’s then provide specific training exercises for use with your dog. This book is excellent for establishing respect and maintaining control of a dog with a dominant temperament using gentle and humane methods.

These books are sold through ASDI. All proceeds of the sale of these books will go to the Cheetah Outreach  Anatolian Guard Dog Adoption Program

 

Livestock Guardian Dog on Duty sign available.  Order signs here.

ASD T-Shirts and gold ASD Decals available. Order here.

These Items are sold through ASDI.
All proceeds of the sale of these items will go to the ASDI Research Fund.

 

 
 

 "The Ins and Outs of Livestock Guardians"

Find it HERE  under the Fundraiser button

This is the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Rescue League's  fundraiser.

An outstanding compilation of articles about livestock guardian dogs at just $13. including shipping. Excellent if you want to learn all about the nature of the Anatolian. If you have working dogs, you will find this spiral bound booklet especially valuable.

 
 

NEW BOOK!! 
Guvener Isik has finished  translating his book from Turkish into English! Get it HERE... click on the link at the top of the page to order from Amazon

 

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High Quality Bahia hay  cut 10/29/13

HAY IS  SOLD

 

 

5' x 4' mesh wrapped bahia hay for sale. Click HERE for more information

 

 
 

 
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