We have a new addition to the farm. We have an Anatolian/Akbash cross dog named Prairie Dog. We call her Prairie for short. I made the mistake of asking my dad what we should name the dog when we got her. Right away he chimed in with Prairie Dog. I asked everybody else in the family what she should be named and nobody could think of anything. I started calling her Prairie just because I needed to call her something and the name just sort of ended up sticking. Dad named our cat last summer too, and yes, his name is Prairie Cat.
Anatolian's and Akbash's are both breeds of dogs that were bred specifically for guarding livestock. I'm hoping Prairie Dog will help keep coyotes away from the homestead. She is a very sweet dog and I am really enjoying having her on the farm.