We have depended on Livestock Guardian Dogs to protect our goats since 1993. We began with Merema-Great Pyrenees crosses and have had many generations of guardians, mostly Great Pyrenees (some rescues) and two Anatolian Shepherds. We usually have a team of 5-6 permanent dogs at any given time, spread among our various goat and poultry pens.  We often have puppies of various ages and stages of training as well.  We feel LGDs are our best protection for our goats and poultry. We have used a llama to work in a remote roadside pasture with our sheep where we do not feel a dog would be well suited, due to its proximity to the road and neighbors, without our supervision.

We breed for temperament (gentle disposition, strong bonds to their charges, even level of physical activity), intelligence, moderate size, healthy sound conformation and longevity. Our dog’s first job is to care for our herd and flocks but we also appreciate them very much for their companionship to us as well. They are all our friends, family members and beloved pets. We began breeding AKC registered Purebred Great Pyrenees in 2002 and have also bred our Anatolian bitch to our Great Pyrenees stud resulting in several litters per year. We expect that at least half will work as LGDs.

We offer puppies with both unrestricted and restricted AKC registrations as well as crossbred for the positive traits they bring from both parental breeds. We receive regular positive reports from their owners (as far away as Oregon and the US Virgin Islands).  We sell a number as house pets as well (one went to a show breeder) and their owners also keep us up to date as to their activities. It is common for us to hear “This is the best puppy we’ve ever had!” “The smartest…,” “The easiest to train,” “most responsible,” “The most wonderful, sweetest, beautiful….”. The Great Pyrenees are a versatile  breed, as much at home sleeping in a bed of hay with their herd of goats as reclining on a bed of pillows!”  Here’s a nice article about another farm’s experience integrating LGDs into their predator management.

For LGDs we strongly recommend a pair or team of spayed/neutered dogs. Two working together is much more than twice the protection of two single dogs. They support one-another in work and in play they will preferentially seek each other for rough-and-tumble over chasing your livestock. Our experience is that training two pups is MUCH easier than training one alone. If you are purchasing a second dog to complement/overlap with an older LGD you will also experience these benefits as well as the benefit that the older LGD will mentor the pup. We do offer discount for multiple purchase from the same litter.

Our Great Pyrenees are AKC registered and cleared for hip and other genetic issues.

Check out our For Sale page for any available puppies and download Rosasharn’s Great Pyrenees Sales Contract.  We ship everywhere and can ship two pups in a crate.


Rosasharn’s Okimo Genevieve

Sire: Okimo
Dam: Rosasharn’s Claire d’Lune
DOB: 11/27/12
Our Great Pyrenees bitch, Genevieve, delivered her first litter of twelve in October 2014. The sire was a Pyr-Anatolian cross, making these pups excellent LGDs – so great that we kept two of them! Genevieve is an excellent mother and continues to produce large, healthy litters.


Rosasharn’s Okimo Chloe

Sire: Okimo
Dam: Rosasharn’s Claire d’Lune
DOB: 11/27/12
Chloe, littermate to Genevieve, is our second Great Pyrenees bitch. She delivered a litter of nine in February 2015 by the same Pyr-Anatolian stud as her sister. Another great group of LGDs.


junebug-puppiesJunebug

Sire: Rosasharn’s Okimo Rushmore
Dam: Rosasharn’s Cu Chulainn Annie
DOB: 05/03/14
Junebug is a special dog. She is 1/4 Anatolian Shepard and three of her grandparents are Rosasharn stock; Claire, Ahu, and Cu Chulainn. She delivered her first litter (by Charlie) in 2015.


izzyIzzy

Sire: Doug
Dam: Rosasharn’s Okimo Genevieve
DOB: 10/03/14
Izzy is a Pyr-Anatolian cross out of Genevieve’s first litter. She has gone on to have two small, but healthy litters of puppies with Charlie.


goldieGoldie

Sire: Doug
Dam: Rosasharn’s Okimo Genevieve
DOB: 10/03/14
Goldie may be 7/8 Great Pyr, but his personailty is all Anatolian Shepard. He is happiest out in the large pasture with his flock and tends to be quite shy (but friendly) around people.


charlieRosasharn Je-Suis Charlie

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DOB: 11/28/14
Charlie is our current purebred Great-Pyr stud, and we have been thrilled with the puppies he has produced.


Claire&pupsRosasharn’s Claire d’Lune

Sire: Oakhill Jr Okemo
Dam: Rosasharn’s Andorra
DOB: 10/21/08
Andorra’s daughter Claire d’Lune is one of our retired breeding females. Claire is big and bodacious and a great LGD.


teddyTeddy

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DOB: 1998?
Teddy came here as a rescue in 2000 and was already a full-grown dog. We believe he was at least 18 years old when he passed away in the summer of 2016.


Rosasharn’s Fair Bianca

Sire: Oakhill Jr Okemo
Dam: Rosasharn’s Andorra
DOB: 10/21/08
Bianca is a very small Great Pyr with a big, friendly personality. She has retired from her livestock guardian duties and now works part-time as a therapy dog.


Rosasharn’s Andorra

Sire: Four D Kathie’s Killer
Dam: Four D Holly’s Mystery
DOB: 11/26/00
Andorra, the matriarch of our line, was our first breeding female.


Rosasharn’s Ajax

Sire: Kovu Mathias Hall
Dam: Shir-Lon’s Silent Shadow
DOB: 11/05/03
Ajax was our first stud.


Rosasharn’s Cu Chulainn

Sire: Llamaland Patou Del Bandito
Dam: Llamaland Angel
DOB: 03/17/08



Rosasharn’s Ahu

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Ahu is the matriarch of our Anatolian-Pyr cross lines.


Livestock Guardian Dogs

Andie and Viv

Andie and Viv

Genevieve's daughter, Izzie with Charlie

Genevieve’s daughter, Izzie with Charlie

 

Bianca and Mango