In Memorium - GCH CH Gerlach Zorlu Veli "Zor" (2005-2012)

Zor was our foundation sire. We lost him in July, 2012 ... and with him, a part of our soul. He was our "once in a lifetime" dog and we were fortunate to have had him grace our lives. He was a loyal friend and guardian. You will be missed, old friend. Zor was an Alpha male who didn't sweat the small stuff. Although he dined alone, he was otherwise easy-going around his "home dogs". He was gentle, affectionate,and totally relaxed around people and children. Zor was built for speed and had the power and temperament to perform all the necessary duties of protecting our livestock. Upon being viewed at the Monterey Turkish Festival, a man from Turkey remarked, "Kangal dog!!", refering to the dogs that he has seen detering livestock predators in his homeland. Zor was a guardian who had switch-hit as a winner in the show ring, with effortless aplomb. A HUGE Thank You to Kathy Gerlach and Gerlach Ranch Anatolians, for producing this outstanding stud dog.
Link to Zor's section on our "Photos" page: Zor's Photos Zor was the sire to 37 pups ... three RBR litters (with Anya) and one Lost Armadillo litter (with Ve). Awards:

  • Anatolian Shepherd Dog Grand Champion. (One of the first five in the history of the breed.)
  • AKC Top Anatolian Sire in the US (2010)
  • AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Qualifier (6 times)
  • AKC Top 20 Anatolian Shepherd Dog (5 times)
  • Best Working Dog at the ASDCA National Specialty (2009)
  • ASDCA Outstanding Service Dog Award (2009)
  • AKC/Eukanuba BOS Winner (2008)
  • 45 Best of Breed
  • 15 Select Dog
  • 23 Best of Opposite Sex
  • 16 Best of Winners
  • 41 Winners Dog
  • 11 Reserve Winner's Dog
  • 47 Class 1st Place

Zor's Pedigree Zor's OFA Zor's AKC Champion Certificate Zor's AKC Grand Champion Certificate