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Recommended reading:

Ancona, George, Sheep Dog. New York, 1985. (Juvenile literature - describes different breeds of working sheep dogs and their importance to the sheep industry.)

Carlson, Delbert G., D.V.M, & Giffin, James M., M.D., Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, Howell Book House, 1992. (Comprehensive guide to emergencies, diseases, care, etc.)

Carricato, Annette M., V.M.D., Veterinary Notes for Dog Breeders, Howell Book House, 1992. (Genetic screening, canine reproduction, and managing a healthy kennel.)

Ewald, Mary, "Dog Breeds of the World - The Anatolian Shepherd" Bloodlines Magazine, Volume 75, Issue 7, (November-December 1993)

Flamholtz, Cathy J., A Celebration of Rare Breeds. pp. 20-25, OTR Publications, 1986. (Describes the breed and the introduction of the breed into the U.S.)

Hall, Lynn, Dog Showing for Beginners, Howell Book House, 1994. (A realistic overview of dog showing.)

Hancock, Col. David, The Heritage of the Dog, pp. 42-44, Nimrod Press Ltd., 1990. (Discusses Anatolian Shepherd, lauding functionality over frivolity.) See book review.

Handler, Barbara S., Positively Obedient, Alpine Publications, 1987. (Basic obedience training and responsible dog ownership.)

Handler, Barbara S., Successful Obedience Handling, Alpine Publications, 1991. (How to exhibit your dog in obedience trials.)

Sims, David E. & Dawydiak, Orysia, Livestock Protection Dogs, OTR Publications, 1990. (Livestock guardian breeds, their selection and training.) We have the revised book available from this web site

USDA, Livestock Guarding Dogs: Protecting Sheep from Predators, Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 588, 1993 (Selection, rearing, and management of a livestock guardian dog.)


Other Sources of information:

World Wide Web

Livestock Guardian Dog Web site

Internet Mailing List

This is a mailing list specifically for Anatolian fanciers, owners and prospects regarding issues and concerns about Anatolians, general information on the breed, rescue issues, and friendly chat.

This is a multi-breed mailing list about the Livestock Guardian Dog breeds, with particular emphasis on Livestock protection but also dealing with a large number of issues and concerns including rescue. There are also many non-livestock owners on the list who share a common interest in the preservation of correct LGD character on this list.

Anatolian Shepherd Dogs International, Inc

Comb-bound booklets
The club is taking orders for booklets (brochures) containing breed information.

Choban Chatter
The club Newsletter is a wonderful read, with pictures, articles and stories about Anatolians. Some samples of the stories are here on these pages. If you'd like to see more, and get to know some of our club members a little better, then come on over! Join ASDI and get the newsletter! Print out the application and send it back to the club with your dues. If you have no Anatolian, you can still get the newsletter by subscribing.

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