Gruoch is a Turkish Akbash (Akbaş) dog. Originally bred to protect flocks of sheep from predators, such as wolves and bears.

The Wikipedia page gives a good summary of the history of the breed, and the physical characteristics:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akbash

More, and better, photographs to come. Once Gruoch stops running around the house at 100mph.

I collected her from Glasgow, this morning. On the way home I stopped three times to give her a walk (it broke the long journey). One really cute thing I noticed is that her floppy ears bounce up and down when she walks. It looks so sweet.

Last walkies of the day, and the first with the new halter. Gruoch took to the halter like a pro. She doesn't pull on the lead, but, I still don't like a collar around her neck.

Now to see if either of us gets any sleep, to-night.

It has been a long day, and I know I'm tired. For Gruoch everything is new, so, she might have difficulty settling, even if she is tired.

I was asleep within 30 seconds, I was that tired. Gruoch had settled on her doggie mattress on the floor. This was going well.

Then at 02:08 I suddenly had a large white dog *sitting* on my chest. I moved her off my chest, to the other side of the bed. I was too tired to attempt any training. Gruoch proceeded to lick my face several times.

Eventually, Gruoch settled, and curled-up, at my feet. We both slept like this for the rest of the night.

@fitheach speaking of which: any news about that since the election?

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