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Decided to make a separate journal for this.

With the coyotes coming closer, getting louder & my dog not particularly giving a darn, I felt pressured to get a dog now, even if it's not everything I wanted.

Ended up finding a female 3hrs south, seller bought her w/brother & they chose to sell one. Original breeder I had contacted, but they were 4.5~ hours south, too far for me. Dog was born end if May, so a much older pup than I'm used to dealing with, which will be evident with all her adventures...She's 3/4th Anatolian with a dash of GP, I didn't want any GP, but she's short haired, so I took the chance. Was hoping other GP traits don't show up.

Anyway, brought her home Monday. Already knew containment was going to be tricky because of her age, size & mobility.

I can't remember exactly what she escaped & in what order, so I'll skip the details. I'll say that she kept finding all the spots I failed to find/think of. Wood, mesh, hot wire. I thought I got all spots, but she escaped this morning at 9am. I will say, that each time, she's lasted longer and longer before finding a way out. So, I see that as a good sign. She's also more & more calm n okay with me walking away from her.

She has been barking on her own or backing up my GP since day one. She's very good with all my animals, submissive & respectful of their space, too. My GP was most upset, I still haven't let them meet w/o the fence, but they have been living with just the one fence splitting them. He could of jumped in, but hasn't, so he's giving her space.
Barn cat went missing for two days. Tonight is day 4 & he has finally met her nose to nose.
Horses don't care either way.
She's living with two rams & knew right away to give them space. Slowly more comfortable around them, but still being aware that they could be turds to her. I opened a paddock & the yard around the barn for her to explore. So now she's in with the baby ram, too. She knew right away that he was much more safe to approach, but doesn't bother him.
Met the housedog yesterday. That went very well, as housedog is super dominant.
I had her in the backyard today to meet the 9 ewes not being bred & she was calm & happy to try meeting them. They weren't as thrilled, lol. As we sat there, housedog was walking through the tall grass on the other side of the yard & new pup thought she was a predator when she turned a corner towards us. Pup trotted off with her big girl bark, but she quickly realized that she knew that black fluffball & returned. Then we went to the opposite side to meet Seb & his girls. He wasn't near, so pup was happy to say hello, they were less welcoming. As soon as the ram showed up, she backed off.

She's afraid of vehicles. Hay guy scared her into the far paddock. Opening my car for her to sniff around had her off in a corner. I have to use the tractor tomorrow...Oh boy. Hopefully, that helps keep her off the road at the very least.

Oh, that was kinda long, sorry.

Anyway, I ended up naming her Wełna, which means "wool" in Polish.

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Both barking tonight.

Day one, backing up GP.
 

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Congratulations on the new puppy. Kinda hard for the UN-LGD people to look at a dog that big as a puppy but we know she is a youngster. LOL She is showing some admirable traits already. I love my Anatolians, they are awesome. Not having to deal with the long fur is a relief.

She is a beautiful dog, she is going to make you a good dog, all the signs are there. What is her name?
 

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Congratulations on the new puppy. Kinda hard for the UN-LGD people to look at a dog that big as a puppy but we know she is a youngster. LOL She is showing some admirable traits already. I love my Anatolians, they are awesome. Not having to deal with the long fur is a relief.

She is a beautiful dog, she is going to make you a good dog, all the signs are there. What is her name?
Thanks!

I put her name at the end, kind of totally forgot until I looked over the post... 😅
Wełna is her name, means "wool" in Polish.

She's impressing me a lot more than my others, that's for sure! So far, I'm very glad I got her.

The long fur makes spring such a drag. Dog explosions everywhere! Hours of brushing, cutting tail, butt, under neck & under ear hair 2x a year. I know a couple of businesses that just let their dogs mat & it disgusts me. So easy for them to choose a LGD with short hair, why willingly choose to neglect & cause your dog pain instead? 🤦🏽‍♀️


She's lovely!!
Thanks!
 

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My Pyrs get matted, they don’t like being brushed. They will gently bite up and down my arm while I’m brushing or working out Matt’s. LOL I usually sit on the ground with several brushes and roll them around. When they’ve had enough, they get up and run to bark at something.
 

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She didn't escape last night, nor this morning! :weee So proud of my big baby.
Good pupper still in her yard!


I think she looks a bit smug about her sheeps.

She was way too hyper this morning for the cat, lol, but he's brave & seems to think he won't get eaten, so he keeps trying.
 

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She's gotten much more comfortable with the rams. Saw her laying still while a ram was an inch from her tail, whereas just yesterday, she wouldn't of been okay with that. :)
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Lol, she touched some pokeweed & is now a purple doggie! Guess she's ready for Halloween.
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And some sniffing with my older dog. He still isn't thrilled with her, lol.
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