Ch Turkmen Kaptan’s Hanim
Hanim came to Latte Da in 2007.
Faithful, loyal and bit of a trouble maker !...are just a few words to describe this unusual breed, the Kangal. Most importantly, she was fiercely protective of her charges. She lived not only WITH the goats, but loved to be in the middle of everything they did and was truly part of the herd. She was extremely unhappy if she was separated from them & would fuss until she returned to where she knew she ‘belonged'.
Hanim was a beautiful example of a Kangal as well, and became a UKC Champion in 2008 !
Chuck joined the Latte Da family in 2012. This happy guy was a rescue Great Pyrenees. He was clearly a working dog looking for a job to do, and he does his job VERY WELL, protecting the boys at Latte Da.
Phaedra & Stevie
Phaedra & Stevie (mother and son Akbash 'team') the day they arrived at Latte Da in 2015 !...They immediately went to work in our yearling pen. Later we moved Stevie in with Hanim and the milkers to keep her company. Bella came to us in 2019 after Hanim passed away. Stevie and Bella are now working well together as a "team".
Below, Spot introduces herself to Phaedra and Stevie and sets some "ground rules"..."I'm in charge here !!!"
Note the submissive posture of Pheadra... Such a perfect guardian dog !!!