Trixi successfully raised her three Akbash pups at our farm. They were introduced to the sheep very early, with people permitted to fondle but not too often. We wanted them to bond with the flock more than with people. We found other homes for those we couldn’t accommodate. Blackie, one of our guardian dogs, is one of these pups. The guardian dogs protect the flock from possible predators, allowing them to thrive on pasture all year. The pasture-raised lamb is delicious, as the animals were raised outdoors, safe and content.