Importing

As the Armenian Gampr is still so rare in the US, those who are interested in owning one may be interested in importing, either from the United States or directly from Armenia. It is important to be extremely careful when selecting a breeder and a puppy, as many “gamprs” are not pure, and in Armenia, many lines have been bred for fighting rather than working with livestock. Beware of breeding kennels located in the city, and instead look for puppies from shepherds who are actively working their dogs.

In the United States, the greatest number of gamprs can be found in California, though there are a few scattered elsewhere throughout the country. Rohana Mayer, with The Armenian Gampr Club of America, www.gampr.org, has a list of reputable breeders in the States and advertises litters when available.