Strider is a two year old Akbash. In hopes that he will be one of those great rescue stories I picked him up yesterday. His life has been turned up side down. He did break free last night. Today we moved him to a more secure pen and has stayed in. He is people orientated but I am hoping his instincts kick in. At one point today I was worried because he was glued to the gate closest to the shop and the kennel. But in an hour I looked out and he was back with his sheep.
You can see him on the right sleeping as close to the sheep as they would let him. My sheep are not used to a guardian dog. Every time he moved closer they would move away. So finally he just went to sleep as did they. By the end of today they had begun to get used to him. I have a line on some trained dogs looking for a home. Strider may have some buddies soon.