Karakachan Livestock Guardians

*Raya and Valko are expecting a litter of Puppies at the end of August 2019.*

*Karakachans, Raya and Valko, on alert*

The Karakachan Dog is one of Europe’s oldest breeds. Its ancestors started forming as early as the third millennium BC. A typical Mollos, created for guarding its owner’s flock and property, it does not hesitate to fight wolves or bears or coyotes to defend its owner and his family in case of danger.

The dog is named after the Karakachans – nomadic shepherds of Thracian origin and the oldestinhabitants of the Balkans. Due to their conservative stock-breeding traditions, they managed to preserve some of the oldest breeds of domestic animals in Europe–the Karakachan sheep, the Karakachan horse, and, of course, the Karakachan Dog.

The breed flourished for centuries until, in the 1940s, the Bulgarian Communist Government nationalized the farming industry. All livestock were placed in communal farms and the Communist regime ordered extermination of the Karakachan dogs, whose services were deemed unnecessary on the collective farms. It was at this point in their history that the Karakachan dog became dangerously close to extinction.

Since then, through the dedicated efforts of a few special people in Bulgaria and around the world, the population of the Karakachan dog has grown steadily.

Our breeding dogs are registered with AKDA.

Valko Beechkeld

PennHip Certified

White with Black Spots

Valko Beechkeld is from imported, working parents at Dr. Sponenbergs farm.

Valko at 8 weeks old

*On Hold*


Valko at 4 months old


Valko at 18 Months Old.

Silly Valko


Valko on high alert

Imported Sire: Zaslon Kalin

Imported Dam: Anastasia Vulkan

Sire and Dam photos are courtesy of Beechkeld Farm

Raya Double Durango

PennHip Certified

White with Dark Sable Spots

Here is our first Karakachan Livestock Guardian puppy at 6 weeks old. Her name is Raya, which means Queen in Bulgarian.

Raya at 6 weeks old

*On Hold*

Raya at 4 months old


Raya at 18 months old

Raya, 3 years old, enjoying the “bridge”

Eva Double Durango

White with Black Spots

We have had the privilege of adding another of this wonderful breed to our farm. Raya’s sister, Eva, has joined us here and the girls are inseparable! We love these little girls and truly enjoy watching them interact with their goats.

*On Hold*

Raya and Eva’s Dam and Sire are Tessa and Leon. 

Sire: Leon Hopping Acres

Dam: Tessa Raindrop

Sire and Dam photos are courtesy of Double Durango Farm

Monica River Bend

Sable with Minimal White

When we picked up Dana, her sister was also available. Ryan fell in love with her so we decided to bring both girls home. There’s always room for more Karakachans! 🙂

For Sale-$650

*Reserved for Lori*

Monica at 9 Weeks

Monica at 4 Months Old

Monica at 9 Months Old

Monica at 5 Weeks Old

Waiting for breakfast 🙂