Akbash & “El Punto”

Akbash & “El Punto”

This guy was guarding a flock of hundreds of sheep amongst 13,000 foot peaks in the Uncompahgre Wilderness. He came over to make sure we weren’t a threat and followed us until we were out of the area. After doing some research I discovered that he is an Akbash, a breed native to Turkey that has proven to be most effective in protecting livestock from coyotes in Colorado. Rugged “El Punto” can be seen in the background. San Juan Mountains, Colorado. August 2008.
on Nov 14, 2008 1:38 am
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Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Nov 18, 2008 9:50 am - Voted 10/10


and very well captured.


SarahThompson - Nov 21, 2008 12:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

Thanks! There was some great light for pictures that day.


Marcsoltan - Nov 22, 2008 6:53 pm - Voted 10/10

It's amazing how

much dogs effect our lives.

Happy climbing Sarah,


SarahThompson - Nov 24, 2008 1:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: It's amazing how

Yep, I love dogs, they are awesome creatures. If only I wasn't away hiking/climbing all of the time I could have one of my own! That's what I have to look forward to when I'm old and can't get around as well anymore :)


shknbke - Nov 24, 2008 2:40 pm - Voted 10/10


Thanks for bringing back fond memories of that day, Sarah. That day was one of the highlights of the summer even though the rock was crap on El Punto! Interesting research on that breed. He sure was interested in us!


SarahThompson - Nov 25, 2008 11:41 am - Hasn't voted

Awesome day indeed

The Cimarron area is such an interesting and unique place. I've been toying with the idea of making a SP page for it.

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