In Turkish, "Nazli" is a female name, and means sweetheart or light-hearted flirting.
Nazli has cropped ears, like many shepherd dogs in Turkey.
by Shepherds Rest
Nazli's first litter in U.S., sired by Capar of Cardak (also an import) at Shepherds Rest Farm in Oregon: one fawn male and one brindle female. Nazli is an incredible mother!
Nazli's First Days in U.S. (February 2011)
Nazli came to Shepherds Rest Farm as soon as her litter of 8 was weaned in Turkey. (Litter size was 12, but typical of litters in Turkey, not all survived.) Nazli came needing lots of TLC and to gain back what the puppies took out of her.
Nazli is a working dog from the province of Kirsehir (pronounced Crushare). Her shepherd- owner sold his flock, which then made Nazli available for purchase. The name, Kirsehir, is made up of 2 parts, kir meaning open land and sehir meaning state. This open land state is seen in the photo here, taken when visiting the Kirsehir region of Turkey in the summer of 2009. (Nazli is not in this picture.)
Avsar's Nazli in Turkey
One of Nazli's pups in Turkey
Nazli's 2009 litter in Turkey
All photos from Turkey are courtesy of our Turkish friends. Thank you for Nazli!