Registered Name: Elk Run Ares

AKC Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Registration: WS67437104 (AKC)

Sex: Male

Color: Brindle, Black Mask 

DOB: February 23, 2020

Sire:  Elk Run Bear

Dam:  Elk Run Honey

Health Testing Results:

CHIC Number: 167751



Public OFA Listing 

DNA, Embark Panel: CLEAR


Ares came from the Seattle, Washington area where he lived on an agro-tourism type farm protecting miniature dairy goats. Ares became available as an almost-adult when it became clear that he would no longer tolerate shenanigans from his owner’s pet dog. As is often the case, the working dog is the one to go.

After a video conference and some movement videos, we decided to take a chance and bring Ares to Montana.

We selected Ares for our program due to his early stock reliability, balanced temperament and smooth movement. We were hopeful that his health testing would return positive results (which they did!).


Ares has a wonderful temperament. He has visited our Veterinarian a few times, and has gone to some local pet and feed stores. He is gentle with other dogs in town, and he appreciates lots of pets from strangers when he is off-duty.

At home, Ares is very serious about his job and can usually be found supervising the other dogs’ activities. He is a big boy, 145 lb at 30 months old. We are grateful to have him with our herd.