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Mongolian Shepherd Dog

A real story about animal life and traditional culture on the grasslands.

At the coldest time of the year, seven Mongolian shepherd pups were born in the world of ice and snow. They were even smaller than the owner’s palm. When the baby dogs were one month old, they were given away individually as gifts. In this way, the bloodline of Mongolia Shepherd Dog spreads on the grasslands. Only one puppy stayed with his owner, and as he grew up, he gradually built up his knowledge about the prairie. From fearing horses, to calmly caring to camels, he finally grew up into a tall, fierce shepherd dog that could drive away and even kill wolves.

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Text & Photos: Gerelchimeg Blackcrane
Published by Yutian Culture, Sep. 2019

68 Pages
3-5 years old
All Rights Available

Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, a  Mongolian writer. The winner of “Russian Bianki International Literature Awards”, “Chinese National Children's Literature Awards” and “Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Awards”. IBBY Honor List Writer in 2020.

Blackcrane had spent over 20 years on literature creation, and had published more than 30 works, such as Black Flame, Ghost Dog, The Country of Reindeer, The Children of Wolf Valley, Blood Horse and others. His works have been translated into over 10 languages and sold more than 5 million copies around the world.

Now living in Hulunbuir grassland, Blackcrane raises Mongolian shepherd dogs and Mongolian horses on his own campsite and devotes his time to the optimal breeding of Mongolian hunting dogs. He gifts the young puppies to the pastoralists without asking for anything in return.

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