Welcome to the Armenian Gampr Club of America
Our goals include:
- introduction of the gampr to the USA in the healthiest manner,
- establishing them on small farms across the continent
- Providing rehoming and placement services
- Maintaining communication among owners, breeders, and enthusiasts
- Providing information regarding care and management, socialization and training.
How we started:
The Armenian Gampr has been imported to the USA by various people in the last 20 years, but most significantly by two men unknown to each other, who wanted to establish the breed here in the states.
Tigran Nazaryan wrote the software for gampr.net, posted 100 of the 300 dogs on which he collected information beginning in the 1990s. Those dogs are now the ancestors and relatives of many of the more reputable dogs in Armenia.Tigran selected several puppies for export to the USA.
Grigor Chatalyan had his first gampr in 1991, born in the USA to parents brought here by a man called Pailak. The puppy's name was King. After a few years, Grigor began bringing more dogs to the USA. Those dogs have many descendants in the Los Angeles area and beyond. Many puppies were purchased from Greg to be taken to Mexico for protecting sheep, particularly in the areas of Guadalajara, Jalisco, and Chihuahua.
Owning a Gampr
Adopt an adult or a puppy? Either way, you'll end up with an adult gampr, and a gampr is not a typical pet dog. See About the Gampr for more information
Registration in our database is free, for gamprs in any country. Download the form above, fill it out with as much of the information as possible, and email to email@example.com. Our database includes 3 sub-types of Armenian Gampr: Ark'unakan, Hovashoon, and Sovorakan.
Evaluation of the Gampr
We need a strong system of evaluating this landrace breed in order that we do not alter it inadvertently from its original character. While there is a broad variety of traits, there are parameters that all gamprs can be measured against, and these parameters need to closely mimic the pressures in their homeland.
In many modern breeds, there have evolved a 'show type' and a 'working type' that are somewhat different from each other. While the Armenian Gampr may be shown, it is the working characteristics, longevity and character that set it apart from most other breeds. See our standards here. Registered dogs will be evaluated on request and as available, and their registration certificates will be updated.
Our standards have three sections: