Anatolian Shepherd Guardian Dogs at


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Working Anatolians with Superior Conformation


LUCKY HIT RANCH


AKC
BREEDER OF MERIT



Lucky Hit Tawny Shadow - Female Working Anatolian

Lucky Hit
Tawny Shadow
at Lucky Hit Ranch



Working Anatolians with Superior Conformation

Working Anatolians with Superior Conformation


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Case and his sister, Sahara, watching over Lucky Hit Ranch March 26, 2005
Lucky Hit Shadow Kasif (Case)
and his sister, Lucky Hit Shadow Sahara,
watching over Lucky Hit Ranch March 26, 2005



ERICK CONARD OF LUCKY HIT ANATOLIANS IS
AN AKC BREEDER OF MERIT
.

My first priority in breeding Anatolians is to breed for pups with Superior Working Ability with True Flock Guardian Temperament, Character, and Demeanor. Because I place WORKING ABILITY as my FIRST PRIORITY, my pups are best suited for individuals seeking an Anatolian who want their dog's primary duty to be a flock guardian. As a bonus (and because I also select for superior conformation) I expect my pups to have excellent conformation in addition to superior working ability! I have found that CORRECT WORKING TEMPERMENT can result in Anatolians who also do well as EXCELLENT SHOW DOGS and/or OUTSTANDING COMPANION GUARDIANS!

LUCKY HIT RANCH WORKING ANATOLIANS
The male pictured here by the hay is CHAMPION LUCKY HIT Shadow ZIRVA.
ZIRVA was ranked #3 two years in a row, was the #1 AKC ALL BREED ANATOLIAN after taking a GROUP II on February 17, 2008, and is a multiple Group Placing Anatolian!

The female Anatolian pictured here on the rock wall is LUCKY HIT Shadow BENEK, a truly tuff and protective Anatolian who only loves me and her charges!

LUCKY HIT RANCH WORKING ANATOLIANS
Working Anatolians live 24/7 with flock animals. It takes YEARS of evaluation to fully understand an Anatolian's true working ability.

All Responsible Anatolian Breeders fully evaluate all their breeding prospects for superior working ability.

If an Anatolian's working ability has not been properly evaluated but the "breeder" intends to breed it anyway,
the unproven Anatolian should be bred ONLY to a FULLY EVALUATED AND SUPERIOR WORKING ANATOLIAN!

If working ability is not a breeder's primary selection criteria,
over time the superior working ability derived from the Turkish genetics will be lost in that breeder's lines!



Anatolian Shepherd Guardian Dogs are unlike any other breed of dog I've known. Anatolians are an unusual and wonderful breed with over 2,000 years of selective breeding behind their unique genetic makeup. This page provides links to and overviews of articles (SEE ARTICLES FURTHER BELOW) I've written about Working Anatolian Shepherd Guardian Dogs. In addition, this page provides links to specific information about the Anatolian Shepherds protecting my animals and property, both past and present.
LUCKY HIT FOUNDATION ANATOLIANS
Two Superior LUCKY HIT Working Females
LUCKY HIT WORKING MALE
ASDCA'S 2009 AKC TOP PRODUCING SIRE
ASDCA'S 2011 AKC TOP PRODUCING SIRE
SIRE OF ASDCA'S 2012 AKC TOP PRODUCING SIRE
GrandMother
Mother
Son
Conard's Tawny Kat - Female Working Anatolian
Conard's TAWNY Kat in 1995 warning the intruder
(a photographer using a telephoto lens),
to stop approaching the goats.
CHAMPIONS Sired by
Sakarya's Blazing Legend (Duke)


CHAMPION
Lucky Hit's Shadow DIVA


Lucky Hit Tawny Shadow - Female Working Anatolian

Conard's TAWNY Kat's daughter,
Lucky Hit Tawny SHADOW
in 2001

CHAMPIONS Sired by
Inanna Byron Bay of Lucky Hit

CHAMPION
Lucky Hit's Shadow ZIRVA
#1 AKC
ALL BREED ANATOLIAN
GROUP II
February 17, 2008

GRAND CHAMPION
Lucky Hit's Shadow LAVANTA
AKC AND IABCA CHAMPION
CHAMPION
Lucky Hit's Shadow PATLICAN


Lucky Hit Tawny SHADOW's son,
Lucky Hit Shadow Kasif (CASE)
Case at 13 years on May 14, 2014 (left) and
at 1 1/2 years on November 24, 2002 (right)

DOB: May 8, 2001
DOD: August 12, 2014 6:30 pm

Lucky Hit Shadow Kasif (Case) at 13 years on May 14, 2014 Lucky Hit Shadow Kasif (Case) - A Superior Working Lifestock Guardian with Excellent Conformation and a Great Working Temperament and Demeanor

Link to Pictures of Case at Thirteen (13) Years
Still working the Big Pasture


Link to Pictures of Case at Twelve (12) Years
Still working the Big Pasture


Link to Pictures of Case
from One through Eleven (1-11)Years
Always working the Big Pasture


Link to Pictures of Case as a puppy (0-1)
Growing up with Goats

LUCKY HIT FOUNDATION ANATOLIANS Click Here to Link to

LUCKY HIT
FOUNDATION ANATOLIANS AND
LUCKY HIT ANATOLIANS WORTH CHECKING OUT
LUCKY HIT FOUNDATION ANATOLIANS
CHAMPION ANATOLIANS Click Here to Link to

LUCKY HIT
CHAMPION ANATOLIANS and
CHAMPION POINTED ANATOLIANS
CHAMPION ANATOLIANS
YAHSI OFFSPRING Click Here to Link to

LUCKY HIT
CHAMPION OFFSPRING of
CHAMPION Birinci's YAHSI OF LUCKY HIT
and
YAHSI OFFSPRING OF SPECIAL INTEREST
YAHSI OFFSPRING
Anatolians with their Goats during a rainstorm at Lucky Hit Ranch
Anatolians with their Goats during a rainstorm at Lucky Hit Ranch Anatolians with their Goats during a rainstorm at Lucky Hit Ranch
Working Anatolians MUST be able to tolerate inclement weather!
LUCKY HIT STUD DOG GROUP Click Here to Link to

LUCKY HIT RANCH
LUCKY HIT GROUP
STUD DOG PAGE
LUCKY HIT STUD DOG GROUP
PEDIGREES Click Here to Link to

PEDIGREES
FOR LUCKY HIT RELATED
BRED PAIRS
PEDIGREES
Yahsi and Sahara YASHI AND SAHARA GOING AFTER A PREDATOR Going after a predator.

Links to Anatolian Pictures and Information by Name Links to Anatolian Pictures and Information by Name INFORMATION BY NAME Click Here to Link to

Anatolian Information
and Pictures
by Dogs' Names
Links to Anatolian Pictures and Information by Name Links to Anatolian Pictures and Information by Name INFORMATION BY NAME
PICTURES OF
TURKISH ANATOLIANS
Click Here to Link to

PICTURES OF
TURKISH ANATOLIANS
PICTURES OF
TURKISH ANATOLIANS
LUCKY HIT
AKC TOP PRODUCING ANATOLIANS
Click Here to Link to

LUCKY HIT
AKC TOP PRODUCING ANATOLIANS
LUCKY HIT
AKC TOP PRODUCING ANATOLIANS

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How to obtain a Lucky Hit Anatolian Puppy

"HOW TO OBTAIN A LUCKY HIT PUPPY"

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How to obtain a Lucky Hit Anatolian Puppy

"HOW TO OBTAIN A LUCKY HIT PUPPY"

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How to obtain a Lucky Hit Anatolian Puppy

"HOW TO OBTAIN A LUCKY HIT PUPPY"
Autumn and 2003 litter at Lucky Hit Ranch
Lucky Hit's Tawny Autumn and her June 2003 litter
At Lucky Hit Ranch


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How to obtain a Lucky Hit Anatolian Puppy

"HOW TO OBTAIN A LUCKY HIT PUPPY"

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How to obtain a Lucky Hit Anatolian Puppy

"HOW TO OBTAIN A LUCKY HIT PUPPY"

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How to obtain a Lucky Hit Anatolian Puppy

"HOW TO OBTAIN A LUCKY HIT PUPPY"



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LINK TO
CEDAR RISE Tupelo Honey of LUCKY HIT
Son of GRAND CHAMPION LUCKY HIT Bethany YAMAN of CEDAR RISE

Cedar Rise Tupelo Honey (TUPE), Male Puppy, at Nine Weeks on 1/14/2015 from Yaman/Rana 11/8/2014 litter

Cedar Rise Tupelo Honey (TUPE), Male Puppy, at Nine Weeks
on 1/14/2015 from Cedar Rise Anatolian's Yaman/Rana 11/8/2014 litter
Son of
Sire: GRAND CHAMPION LUCKY HIT Bethany YAMAN of CEDAR RISE
Dam: CHAMPION LUCKY HIT DivaKiz RANA of CEDAR RISE






ARTICLES and INFORMATION
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Click a picture or title below to open the article

provided by the Lucky Hit Anatolian Shepherd site.

Superior ANATOLIAN Working Ability
"STAYING WITH GOATS THROUGHOUT THE DAY"
(or "THE FOLLOWING INSTINCT")


Nine month old Case (Lucky Hit Leydi Case) returns to his forward position with the goats


Pictures with comments regarding "The Following Instinct"


NEW ADDITIONAL RECENT ARTICLES WRITTEN BY ERICK CONARD OF LUCKY HIT ANATOLIANS

*JUDGING THE JUDGE (REJECTED BY ANATOLIAN TIMES)
        January, 2020
*JUDGING THE JUDGE REJECTION INFORMATION
        January, 2020
*TRAINING TIPS - RAISING YOUNG WORKING ANATOLIANS
        February, 2020
*ANATOLIAN COLOR and THE AKC STANDARD        
        October, 2020
*HOW SHOW ONLY BREEDERS AFFECT WORKING ABILITY
        November, 2020
*SUPERIOR WORKING ABILITY
        January, 2021
*DESIREABLE WORKING TRAITS
        February, 2021
*TESTING NURTURING ABILITY
        March, 2021
*IDENTIFYING SUPERIOR WORKING PUPS
        May, 2021
*WORKING TRAITS BEING LOST
        June, 2021
*OUTCROSS PUPPY EVALUATION
        July, 2021

MAKE CERTAIN YOUR PUP COMES FROM WORKING STOCK
MAKE CERTAIN YOUR PUP COMES FROM WORKING STOCK
Comments on a Working Article
In the Anatolian Times, VOL. 1, 2008, pgs. 25-29


Information and pictures of my Anatolians, past and present Overview of my Working Anatolians, Past and Present
A method for raising a Strictly Working Anatolian puppy How I Raise Strictly Working Anatolian Pups
(I no longer raise my pups as Strictly Working pups. Now I heavily socialize them and find that while they are not as tightly bonded to the flock, correctly bred Anatolians still maintain full guardian abilities and behaviors.)
Correcting Rough Play in Anatolians Correcting Rough Play in Anatolians
Links to short article with Erick's plan to correct rough play in Anatolians.
An Article discussing How I Designate Coat Color on the AKC Registration Form
Link to Designating Coat Color on the AKC Registration Form page "Coat Color on the AKC Reg Form" page
How to obtain a Lucky Hit Anatolian Puppy How to Obtain a Lucky Hit Anatolian Puppy
A Discussion of Coat Color Genetics in Dogs Coat Color Genetics in Dogs
2004 NATIONAL SPECIALTY CRITIQUE 2004 NATIONAL SPECIALTY CRITIQUE
Putting the Record Straight - Mektup of Obruk Mektup of Obruk Article by Mrs Caroline Southen
Links to Anatolian Pictures and Information by Name Links to Anatolian Pictures and Information by Name

Working Anatolian Information, Guardian Behavior, and Training Tips
Teaching the "Back Off" Command - A training tip to teach Anatolians to disengage and back off when aggitated
Link to Teaching the 'Back Off' Command page "Back Off Command" page
Anatolian Behavior - Some problems encountered when keeping two intact Anatolians of the same sex together
Link to Keeping Same Sex Anatolians Together page "Same Sex Anatolians Together" page
An Article discussing correct emotional control in Working Anatolians
Link to Keeping Same Sex Anatolians Together page "Emotional Control" page
A guide to identifying working traits in Anatolian puppies Identifying Working Traits in Anatolian Puppies

An Article with Tips for Selecting a Working Anatolian Guardian Pup
Breeding for Working Behavior: Anatolian Behavioral Conformations
Link to Behavioral Conformation of Working Anatolians page "Behavioral Patterns" page
An Article discussing The Genetic Difference Between Anatolians and Kangals
Link to The Genetic Difference Between Anatolians and Kangals "The Genetic Difference Between Anatolians and Kangals" page
An Article discussing Maternal Instincts - Shadow and the Storm
Link to Maternal Instincts - Shadow and the Storm "Maternal Instincts - Shadow and the Storm" page
2003 Recipient of the ASDCA Livestock Guardian Award
Link to Casy - 2003 Recipient of the ASDCA Livestock Guardian Award page "Casy - 2003 Recipient of the ASDCA Livestock Guardian Award" page
Introducing Anatolians to Birthing and Young Kids
Link to Introducing Anatolians to Birthing and Young Kids page "Introducing Anatolians to Birthing and Young Kids" page


Links to AKC Anatolian Shepherd Breed Standard Links to AKC Anatolian Shepherd Breed Standard
Horses and Anatolians Links to Pictures with Insight about Anatolians Guarding Horses
A First Time Owner's Experience Raising a Working Anatolian: Part 1 of 3
Links to "A First Time Owner's Experience Raising a Working Anatolian:
Part 1 of 3"

This three Part Article is full of tips and practical information!
A First Time Owner's Experience Raising a Working Anatolian: Part 2 of 3 Links to "A First Time Owner's Experience Raising a Working Anatolian:
Part 2 of 3"

This three Part Article is full of tips and practical information!
A First Time Owner's Experience Raising a Working Anatolian: Part 3 of 3 Links to "A First Time Owner's Experience Raising a Working Anatolian:
Part 3 of 3"

This three Part Article is full of tips and practical information!
DOUBLE DOG DARE: How an Arizona Couple Came to Give Predators a One-Two Punch to Help Protect Their Small Dairy Goat Herd
Links to "DOUBLE DOG DARE: How an Arizona Couple Came to Give Predators a One-Two Punch to Help Protect Their Small Dairy Goat Herd" By David Heininger

Another informational article from a first time Anatolian owner!
My Journey From Major Mall Girl to My Working Anatolian, Major
Links to "My Journey From Major Mall Girl to My Working Anatolian, Major" By Barbara Horn, Taylor and Horn Goat Company, Georgetown, Texas

Another informational article from a first time Anatolian owner!
A Tribute to Conard's Golden Girl (Brandy), By Dee Hadorn
Links to "A Tribute to Conard's Golden Girl (Brandy),"
By Dee Hadorn, Cerulean Farm, Harrah, Oklahoma

An informational article from a long time Anatolian owner!
CAN JUDGING FOR TYPE SERVE PERFORMANCE? - CH Birinci's Yahsi
Links to "CAN JUDGING FOR TYPE SERVE PERFORMANCE?"
By Richard G Beauchamp
as seen in "DOGS IN REVIEW" May 2005 issue

An article by the renowned author, editor, and AKC Judge, Richard G Beauchamp, demonstrating that judging for correct physical characteristics can serve the working dog breeder!
Anatolian Guardian Dogs - A Tale of Two Breeders - Byron with goats and horses
Links to "Anatolian Guardian Dogs - A Tale of Two Breeders"
An informational article from a first time Anatolian owner!
Physical Characteristics of Working Anatolians
Links to "Physical Characteristics of Working Anatolians"

An article discussing some of the physical characteristics I believe are necessary in working Anatolians!
This article is quoted extensively in Judge Beauchamp's article (published in Dogs in Review in 2005), "CAN JUDGING FOR TYPE SERVE PERFORMANCE?"
Selecting a Breeding Male for Your Good Working Female - Lucky Hit Shadow Kasif (Case)
Links to "Selecting a Breeding Male for Your Good Working Female"

A short article discussing selecting the right male to breed to your female.


Sahara and Shadow 2006 litter at Lucky Hit Ranch
Lucky Hit pups are always raised with goats and llamas
and I begin the process of accepting ducks and geese.
These pups are from Sahara/Shadow 2006 litter
At Lucky Hit Ranch


Zirva and Benek 2011 at Lucky Hit Ranch with Geese and Goats
Lucky Hit Ranch Anatolians Zirva and Benek
on May 12, 2011,
with Boer Goats, Indian Runner Ducks, and Pilgrim Geese.
Goat, Duck, and Goose safety at Lucky Hit Ranch requires 24/7 Anatolian protection.




CHAMPION
LUCKY HIT Cosette AYLA

LUCKY HIT received a special female pup in May, 2008, from the excellent litter
produced in California between Lucky Hit Akasma Cosette and Basari Nicodemus

At 5 months after attending only three matches,
AYLA took BEST OF BREED THREE TIMES,
WON THE WORKING GROUP TWICE
with TWO GROUP 1's a GROUP 2!

Image with a JavaScript tooltip (AYLA - A BASARI NICODEMUS X LUCKY HIT'S AKASMA COSETTE PUP!!!)
CHAMPION LUCKY HIT Cosette AYLA
is pictured above at 3 1/2 months
(Picture by Heidi Dunlop)

CHAMPION
LUCKY HIT
Cosette AYLA

MATCH SHOW RECORD


AYLA WAS SHOWN
AT MATCHES
THREE TIMES
BEFORE SIX MONTHS


ALYA TOOK
BEST OF BREED
and
GROUP 1

in a match
when 3 1/2 months,
WINNING
THE WORKING GROUP
by defeating
mature adults.
Image with a JavaScript tooltip (AYLA - A BASARI NICODEMUS X LUCKY HIT'S AKASMA COSETTE PUP!!!)
AYLA is pictured above at 3 1/2 months
at Lucky Hit Ranch in her pasture
with ducks, geese, goats and llamas.
(Picture by Heidi Dunlop)


AYLA took
BEST OF BREED
and
GROUP 2

in a match
at 4 1/2 months,
again beating
mature adults.

AYLA was
owner handled
by Erick Conard
at 5 months.
AYLA again took
BEST OF BREED
and
WON THE
WORKING GROUP,
taking GROUP 1
in a match against
mature adults.




Please contact me with any questions you may have about potential future litters!



Please feel free to contact me by phone or text for help with any problems you may have with your working pup, for current information about my dogs, or to reserve a Lucky Hit pup.

Lucky Hit Shadow TOKAT - Male Working Anatolian - with week old kid

TOKAT
eats supper while baby-sitting two week old kid.



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Erick and his Doberman Kane May 1977
Kane

Erick with his Doberman, Kane
In Corpus Christi, Texas, May, 1977
Winning
1st Open Dog,
1st Working Group, and
2nd Highest Scoring Dog in Show.


This show had ~ 500 obedience entries.


"Kane was an amazing dog - beautiful, intelligent, and loving."

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