We have three breeds of dogs on the farm. We have had Australian Shepherds for more than 20 years and really enjoy their devotion and willingness to work cattle and help out. We added the Pembroke Welsh Corgis a few years ago, because they are so cute and smart. We really like them as pets and they too are great little herding dogs. The decision to add the Great Pyrenees came out of necessity. The coyote population has really increased here and we have lost a few calves. The pastures where we have "Pyr Patrol" are safe and we have not lost any livestock since. The Pyrenees are also great family dogs and not only ward off coyotes, but also black buzzards, crows, coons, possums, stray dogs and cats, and blue herons. They are people friendly, unless you are creeping around late at night! They don't miss much of what is going on around the farm.
Chloe is one of our Pembroke Welsh Corgi females. She is "one of the kids". She holds the sofa down most of the day, but is also a very good working dog for herding livestock.
Bella is a daughter of Chloe who is extremely smart. She will carry on the Corgi line in the future.
Cody is our adult male Pembroke Welsh Corgi. He is the sire of Bella.
Jase is our male Great Pyrenees. He keeps the pasture clear of unwanted visitors.
Hope is one of our two adult female Great Pyrenees. She was the alpha female and most aggressive against coyotes. She disappeared in the Fall of 2015.
Jay is a beautiful February 2015 son of Jase and Hope. He has more personality than any Great Pyrenees we have ever raised.
Faith is one of our adult female Great Pyrenees. She LOVES everybody, but loves her job more. She's always on duty.
Macey is our matriarch female Australian Shepherd. She is a good livestock dog and will smile if you rub her tummy.
Some of our Great Pyrenees pups.