"Where Every Animal Is Special"
Please read the information below about our breeding and rescue program, then click on the buttons below for more information.
We depend heavily on our Great Pyrenees. They are the most important workers on our farm. We expect that they will independently and as a team to protect our livestock from predators. Our dogs must be able to walk on a leash, come in the house for a bath, allow us to medicate them, and tolerate rides to the vet. We invest much time, money, and love in our dogs and have faced the financial and emotional devestation when one of these great protectors passes away too soon. We want our Pyrenees to be around for as long as possible.
With this in mind, we strive to produce puppies that fit all the above criteria. We select our breeding stock based on working ability, temperament, health certifications, and longevity in the field. We want excellent guardians who are easy to life with and will be around to work or play for many years.
Our dogs have OFA certified hips, elbows, and patellae, are CERF certified, and OFA cardiac certified.
Our puppies receive only the finest care from the minute they are born. The are born in our home, then later moved to a safe puppy pen. We take all measures to ensure they receive plenty of human socialization as well as animal socialization. We carefully introduce them to a myriad of animals, such as rabbits, goats, sheep, alpacas, and poultry of all types to ensure they have plenty of safe animal exposure. We take them to Dr. Sculley in Hannibal, MO, who specializes in large/giant breed dogs. They receive a complete puppy check, including subluxation of their joints to check for early signs of dysplasia. An echocardiogram (ECG) of their hearts and a fecal check is also included. The puppies are vaccinated twice and dewormed regularly. The puppies are ready to go to their new homes at ten weeks. We carefully match each family/job to the puppy.
As owners of Great Pyrenees, we feel a deep need to help this breed as much as possible. Besides educating the public about this breed, we also rescue abused, neglected, and/or homeless Great Pyrenees. These are dogs that would be destroyed otherwise. After we complete all necessary medical treatment (vaccination, spay/neuter, etc) we begin basic training, focusing on manners and livestock exposure. When we feel the dog is properly evaluated to see where the dog is best suited and completes any medical treatment, we put it up for adoption to the right forever home.