We have depended on Livestock Guardian Dogs to protect our goats since 1993. We began with Merema-Great Pyr crosses and have had at least 11 guardians, mostly GPyrs (some rescues) and two Anatolians. 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. A llama works 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 recently have also bred our Anatolian bitch to our GPyr stud resulting in a total of 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 GPyrs are a versatile breed, as much at home sleeping in a bed of hay with-in their herd of goats as reclining on a bed of pillows!”
Our dogs are AKC registered and cleared for hip and other genetic issues.
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