We live at 9000 ft and have hundreds of acres they must roam
at different times depending on what our free range goat herd is doing. While they have handled that duty with utmost
professionalism- aka- ALL of our goats have returned home unscathed from
mountain lion, bear, coyote territory- we find that our Pyres are happiest when
THEIR goats stay close to home in our 70 acres.
These dogs have changed our lives when it comes to livestock
losses and wild animals approaching our home area. We no longer lose our animals, and we feel
the security these gentle giants provide for our children. They can play outside knowing their canine
companions have a watchful eye on the perimeter in every direction. We as parents can breathe a little easier
The Great Pyrenees is capable of bonding with multiple
species- humans included. If you want
them solely for livestock purposes you must be careful of how much time you
spend with them. You have to train them
to what you want them to do.
We don’t let our livestock dogs in the house. We feed them with the livestock and give them
their rewards and praises while they are among the other animals. We do not reward, pet, or praise them if they
are not with their livestock. We make a
clear delineation between what is acceptable and what is not. With this clarity we have been rewarded with
very loving dogs that know their job is with their livestock.
Life without the Pyrenees was definitely much more stressful
for us mountain folk. Even now our
neighbors must sustain losses as we gratefully know it could have been us if it
weren’t for these dogs.
They are not heavy eaters.
They do not require long hours of grooming. They willingly allow themselves to be
directed to their jobs rather than their human family. Once they know their jobs they LOVE them, and
they are dedicated workers.
We are blessed to know this LGD breed and we enjoy the
opportunity to provide these service companions for your family as you venture
into life in the great outdoors, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado!
We choose to feed a diet of raw milk, kefir, eggs, and meat
using kibble only as a filler. Because
of the service these dogs provide we work to maintain the highest standards of
care that we are capable of.
We work to provide Holistic Veterinary Care to our pack as
Hopefully we can take this Gentle Giant Journey with
you! All of our dogs are working, HAPPY,
healthy dogs. We owe them a great debt
and do our best to serve them.
Thank God for these dogs!