"These dogs have a national value, something unique to Turkey"
The animal lover who takes care of the gray shepherd dog named "Ruler", which is unique to Anatolia, draws attention with his devotion to his dog.
24-year-old Şevket Özden, who has 4 grizzly dogs, 2 adults and 2 puppies in his small shelter in Aydınlar Mahallesi, earns his living by dealing with animal husbandry.
Özden's love and curiosity increased day by day due to the interest of his family elders for dogs.
Özden does not distinguish his dogs from each other, but he gives a special value to the Anatolian brown dog, which he called "the ruler", which was born in January 2019 and exceeded the height of a human when he was born in January 2019.
- "These dogs have a national value, something unique to Turkey"
Özden told Anadolu Agency (AA) that love for dogs is an inexplicable feeling.
Expressing that he takes care of his dogs, Özden said that living with them has now become a way of life and continued as follows:
"I have been dealing with dogs since my childhood, I spend time with them. The name of our dog that I value most is the Ruler. Its breed is Anatolian gray shepherd dog ... Its height is 100 centimeters net. Its weight is over 100 kilos. but I do not accept in any way the proposal. these dogs have a national value, something unique to Turkey. I want to keep dogs in Turkey. priceless value for money. have him among us a bond. 24 months ruler, that the biggest dog lives in the race. It just Not me, but also those who are passionate about this work. "
- "Spending time with them gives me peace of mind"
Ozden, who devotes most of his time to his dogs, said, "I spend half of my time taking care of my dogs during the day. They became like my children. Spending time with them is something else, it gives me peace. My goal is to produce dogs, to continue the breed of dogs of this breed." he spoke.