"Charlie" at Tor Kham, Afghanistan


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Pine Meadows is owned by the Thomas Family.  We are retired Army Veterans. Our time in the service was spent as a helicopter pilot and logistics officer. The Anatolians are lovingly bred by Amy. Her first love of Anatolian Shepherds began years ago, while she was serving in the military.

Here is Amy’s story:

“I spent much of my 3rd deployment working at a tiny post on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. One day, there was a squad who patrolled outside the perimeter of the base and came upon a young farm boy. The boy had in his hands a slingshot and pebbles. This boy also had a puppy by his side. He told the Soldiers, “For $5, I will let you shoot at my puppy with this slingshot.” The Soldiers declined the offer but made a counteroffer. They would pay him twice as much to take the puppy off his hands. The boy readily agreed, and “Charlie” was carried to base with the squad and became their mascot. Charlie also followed me up to the outposts up the mountain and back down. My interpreter friend once told me, “That is a very distinguished breed of dog. They will go out for weeks with a cattle or goat herd, unaided and keep them safe from predators. They are also known as the National Dog of Turkey.” I did not know what breed she was nor did I know what became of Charlie after I left that base in Afghanistan, but I spent many years searching for her likeness. Years later, I found an Anatolian Shepherd by the name of Hercules. Now, we breed and train incredible Anatolian Shepherds for the protection of livestock. Our farm’s first line of defense past our fences are our very large Anatolian Shepherd Dogs.”

The farm is located in Black, Alabama on a horse and cattle farm. Our dogs have been lovingly raised from pups with various types of livestock to ensure proper upbringing and desensitization. In our pastures we have horses, cattle, geese, goats, cats, chickens, and guinea hens.

The farm’s livestock is guarded by three American Kennel Club registered Dams (females), Hera and Phoebe (who were purchased from Lady Glen Dennings Goat Farm in South Carolina) and Pine Meadows’ Keila who was bred from our previous Sire (male) Hercules. Our newest Sire, Scout’s Apollo was raised as a pup at a local goat farm in Dothan, Alabama. He has proven himself to be an excellent guardian to all livestock types. He is very large with an even and loving temperament for an Anatolian Shepherd.

We are happy to answer any questions about our own experiences with Anatolian Shepherds.

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