If you are interested in our future puppies, we can put you on a waiting list for future litters.
Furry, our male, was our first addition January 2, 2014. It was cold, but, after extensive research, we put him out with our goats right away. We prayed he would not become a pupsicle. He had a crate that only he was able to retreat to (in case the goats were too rough) and a bale of hay to snuggle into. The next morning we came out early for chores and we saw a happy, bouncing puppy. He quickly became part of the goat pack since we limited our time with him. Since then he has become a protector and midwife to our goats. His favorite time of year is kidding season. When the first kid appears he bounces toward us to let us know. He is half Great Pyrenees, one-quarter Akbash, and one-quarter Maremma.
Juniper, our female, came to us as a one year old girl. She was not fond of being stuck in a fence and, for her previous owner, caused too many headaches because of it. She has done quite well for us. Yes, she still rushes the gate once or twice a year, but we follow her and bring her home. As a protector, she does extremely well at keeping predators out of her territory, even if she thinks her territory is too small. She is a purebread Great Pyrenees female, whom we have papers for.
Both dogs are wonderful with all kinds of people.
We have a five wire high tensile electric fence line that spans about an acre. Outside the fence we have had lots of coyotes, plenty of wolf tracks, and a patch of blueberries that the bears run through. For the first year and a half we had Furry and our goats in a high deer fence. He did very well in protecting them and our chickens. In 2016 we had an egg mobile of free ranging chickens and had only one loss. An eagle took one but dropped it. Our dogs patrolled the area closely for a few days after the attack. We also have Highland Beef Cattle and chicken tractors in the summer.