The Akbash dog first came to work with Sir Echo Farms in 1999. A
most perfect specimen of the breed named Zen. The intelligence,
temperament, and beauty of the dog made him the perfect fit for our
farm. We added a female and have had a few litters since.
I was so taken with this breed that I
promised myself that my goal would be to spread the word about the
amazing livestock guardian by being a steward of the breed. We have
placed 9 puppies to date in Arizona, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington
State and California.
2017 left some emptiness in our hearts
with both the 14 year old and the 10 year old crossing the Rainbow
Bridge. Sadly we also lost our 6 year old after post surgical
failure to rebound.
Updates from 2019: The
newest Akbash dogs here at Sir Echo Farm are a 3 year old named
Hadassah (added in 2017) who is coming along in her maturing and has
had her hips checked. We are thrilled to have her rated as OFA
Excellent! her partner is a spectacular young Male Mufahazasi "Zasi" who
last summer from Diane Spisak. We believe he more than exceeds our
expectations in our experience with Akbash and are hoping his hips
pass the OFA test. If that happens we will have Akbash puppies for
We could not be living in this
wildlife corridor with the goats and horses if it was not for the
Akbash. For more information about the breed, please check out the
Akbash Dogs International
Our life with our
Our beloved Zen
Zen and Kizzy
Kizzy and her cat buddy
Our granddaughter, Laney Rose making friends with Murt the dog!