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This little 8 month old, 90 lbs puppy, came to kennel club meeting this week!

Anyone know what he is? I would not have known.

 

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Originally Posted By: doggiedad Anatolian Shepherd
Just watched a show last night about this breed, never heard of them before. It's what I would guess.
 

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Anatolian Shepherd
 

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My first thought by this pic is also Anatolian Shepherd?

Are you going to be seeing him again? Would love to hear what the outcome is re: breed.

Ah - missed your post above!
 

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Originally Posted By: SambaOh very good! I think they are a variant of the Caucasian Mtn Dog.

This little guy has gained about 20lbs a month since he arrived. He is going to be a huge Armenian Gampr.

http://www.gampr.org/index.html
That's crazy! I thought I knew way too much about obscure breeds, but that one got me. I feel better knowing I was close! I hope to have a CO or Central Asian one day. I've met 2 Centrals and they were magnificent dogs. The Tibetan Mastiff and Anatolian we had at daycare were cool, too, but something about the Ovcharkas call to me (though I will have constantly remember they're NOT a shepherd!).
 

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So do they crop the ears? Or are they born w/short ears? nevermind, I just read they are cropped.
 

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OH WOW! What an interesting history to the breed! Not to mention the breed itself.
I just found this really cool site. Thanks so much for posting about this guy. Hope to see lots more of him in the future.
http://www.gampr.org/characteristics.html
 

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Taken from Sambas link~ http://www.gampr.org/index.html

The physical standard for the Armenian Gampr has not yet been translated into the english language. For the purpose of preserving the breed, AGCA
is developing a points system, where each dog is scored on various attributes. We are opposed to breeding dogs per a bench standard, as the inflated
price of dogs who conform to certain physical characteristics defined by human desire for a good-looking specimen has reduced the usefulness of
many other breeds of dog. The gampr is uniquely shaped by nature and necessity, not fashion or vanity or pocketbooks, and should remain so
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I like this way of thinking!
 
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