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ARMENIAN GAMPRS

Livestock guardian dogs

Here at Redbrooke Ranch, we live in harmony with the local predator population. Our livestock guardian dogs allow us to strike a unique balance with the environment and we are able to ensure the safety of our sheep and chickens without doing any harm to the predators.

Read on to learn about our dogs Kaj and Armine, and how they keep everyone here safer and kinder!

Litter Plans

TBA

Past Litters

 

Armine x Kaj February 2022


Armine x Kaj August 2021

ABOUT ARMENIAN GAMPRS

Armenian Gamprs are one of the oldest breeds of domestic dogs. They come in a variety of shapes, colors, and heights, with their one defining feature being that they work with livestock. For thousands of years, gamprs have worked closely with their shepherds, and are known to bond more closely with their owners than other breeds. They are strong, athletic, and smart dogs, and are well-suited to family farms.

Due to political and cultural forces, gamprs are on the verge of becoming extinct. The Turkish genocide and changing country borders has relocated many dogs, and societal changes mean many gamprs are being bred as fighting dogs. Here at RBR we are dedicated to preserving this incredible breed. If you have any questions, or want to help support this breed, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

MEET OUR GAMPRS

KAJ MASIS - Reference

Degenerative myelopathy (SOD1): Clear/clear
OFA Hips: Good
OFA Elbows: Normal

Kaj was our first livestock guardian dog, and spent several months in our home before he told us he was independent enough to move outside with the sheep. He was an incredible dog with great threat assessment, confidence, and a love for both his stock and his people.

With Kaj's wild-type hair coat, he was just as comfortable in the summer as he was in the winter--like the hair coat of any wild canine! He was hearty, strong, and always gentle with us, and was a fierce part of the guardian team here at RBR. We miss him dearly, and a large hole is left on the farm when we lost him January 2023.

T'AGUHU UZH ARMINE

Degenerative myelopathy (SOD1): Clear/clear
OFA Hips: Good

OFA Elbows: Pending

Armine--or "Mineh," as we call her--was born in a sheep camp on the side of a mountain in rural Armenia. Her parents have been tending to sheep for hundreds (if not thousands) of years, and she is here to carry on their legacy.

Mineh is often found waiting her turn behind the sheep at the water trough, or sleeping beside them out in the sun. Mineh is one of the sweetest dogs we've ever met, although she is the first to lead the charge if she thinks coyotes are afoot! We are thrilled to have her here, and couldn't be happier!

PAST LITTERS

Past Gampr Litters

Armine x Kaj Masis

FEB 2022

Armin x Kaj Feb 2022

Armine x Kaj Masis

AUG 2021

Armine x Kaj 2021
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