As the Armenian Gampr is still so rare in Canada, 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. Armen Khechoyan and Vagharsh Gasparyan are two reputable breeders, whom we have worked with in the past. If interested in importing from them, please contact us, and we will get you in touch. The total cost to purchase and ship a puppy from Armenia to Canada is currently about $1500.
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. Currently it is approximately $500 to ship a puppy from the US to Canada.