Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Apprentice

I promised Togo that if he was a good boy, I would get him a back up guardian dog and a playmate.
He worked hard this summer and fall to get his name off the naughty list so we rewarded him with his very own puppy for Christmas!Alaska is an Akbash which is a guardian breed from Turkey. In fact, her grandfather was imported from Turkey.
It is rare for an Akbash to have grey on their face but once in a while it happens and usually fades before they are adults.Alaska is much more active than Togo was at this age.
He resembled a fluffy slug at 8 weeks but she's game to experience everything she can on the farm.
She prepared for her meeting with the sheep by tasting some wool for the full ovine experience.
Then it was time for the real thing.Hmmm. Maybe we'll just stick to the wool for now.

Most importantly,
does Togo like her?You could say that.

So coyotes,
be wary of Alaska and Togo!Well, at least for now, be wary of Togo and keep your eye on his side kick.


Monique said...

Too cute!

Angus said...

It gets better every day!

manymuddypaws said...

omg she is SOOOO cute!

love the name by the way!

Michele said...

awesome pair

Anonymous said...

hoo boy! are you in for trouble!! That adorable little girl has such determination in her eyes.... which translates to "I'm gonna do what I want!!! I'll pretend to do what you want... but only when you are looking!!"

Merry Christmas and Happy Ewe Year!!

Ryker said...

Yeah, it was a puppy! Alaska is adorable! And of course we love the name!
Congratulations! Looking forward to watching that little one grow up.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Oh, too cute!!!

tbsomeday said...

she is beautiful!
i love the name

akbash is the breed we considered for our place but went with the spanish mastiff

congrats and enjoy!

Carson said...

Hello Jenny and Scott.....Very nice pup and I am sure that she will do her job as well as can be expected

Carson and Donna NC

Erin O said...

Love this. I can't wait to see her grow up.


Knotty Dogs said...

Ok ... Alaska is way too cute! Where did you get her from?

Ohiofarmgirl said...

that is an adorable puppy! we got our #2 dog a puppy also... he loves her. finally our #1 dog is playing with her (dignity and all). beautiful barn cat pix also.