PUPPIES ARRIVED! August 17th 2020~
(All puppies are in new homes! Please email for info on future litters.)
(PICTURES of PAST PUPPIES ~
LITTER D BORN AUGUST 17th
READY for NEW HOMES Beginning OCTOBER 11th
NEW LITTER~AVAILABLE PUPPIES ~ AUGUST 2020
All Puppies have gone to their forever homes~ in Nebraska, Colorado, Georgia, South Dakota, Kansas, Louisiana, Utah, & California.
If you are interested in a future puppy, please email
(I am also happy to talk with you via phone~ after initial email contact)
2020 Litter all have new homes
Please contact us for information and for any questions. We are happy to help and answer any questions. We are also happy to have you come to meet our Pyrenees and welcome visitors to the farm. If you'd like to join our wait list
please contact us at .
For detailed info on Dam & Sire see "Our Pyrenees" page. For pictures of past puppies, go to the Past Puppies page.
Puppies Born August 17th !!
Puppy Pictures ~ 6-7 Weeks
AQUA 5 weeks
Puppy Pictures ~ 4-5 Weeks
MORE PICTURE UPDATES COMING SOON
Puppy Pictures ~ 2 Weeks
Puppy Basics Info
Because we are a small hobby farm, and our Pyrenees are just a part of our farm and family, we usually do not have puppies more than once a year, occasionally twice a year. If we don't currently have puppies, we are happy to add you to our puppy list and keep you updated, letting you know when we are expecting puppies again,
To be added to our puppy list, please email and include a return email. (make sure you enter a correct email- or I will not be able to reach you :( )
Please include: first initial and last name, when you're looking to add a new puppy to your home, preferred gender, and anything else you want to tell us about your family. I'll add you to our puppy list and get back to you asap and let you know when we will be planning a litter and if in your puppy time frame.
When are Puppies Available?
Current, coming litter of puppies should be available to go to forever homes around October 11th or after, approximately. We do not let puppies go before 8 weeks old. Generally between 8-9 weeks is the guideline. For full-time livestock guardians, up to 10 weeks is permissible.
How much are puppies?
*A Deposit of $250 holds your puppy. Puppy price varies by litter but ranges between $550-$700 and includes first vaccinations**, de-worming, veterinary examination, limited AKC registration, 1 year health guarantee* (with specific raising regime) puppy culture practices, and our regarded exceptional daily socialization with people, kids, animals, and a host of other experiences to prepare them to be confident, calm, gentile guardians. Our Pyrenees are from both champion and livestock guarding working lines. We are happy we can offer excellent lines/pedigrees, hand raised, exceptionally socialized puppies at a more affordable cost because we do this as a passion. Please let me know if you want a Denali Pyrenees but the price is prohibitive. We love to offer one reduced cost "scholarship " per litter to someone who will provide an excellent Pyrenees home.
How are puppies raised?
We love socializing. Research shows that the first 12 weeks is critical socialization for puppies, and they should find their forever homes ideally while still in this period. This is also why we do all we can - go to the effort to socialize daily and give them a healthy, happy, exploring, and experiencing environment. We are home all day and can give puppies lots of attention. We use early neurological stimulation (ENS) recommended by Dr. Carmen Battaglia during this time (for stronger heart and adrenals, & greater resistance to stress and disease)
WE SOCIALIZE DAILY many times so people are a part of their pack, and also socialize with livestock. We also follow guidelines promoted in the program "Puppy Culture" by Jill Killion for a solid foundation in temperament. We use the Misty Method of early pre-house training. In addition, LGD bound puppies are moved to a protected area in the middle of the goat field to be surrounded by livestock and pack, and then eventually, when reaching a safe age and size, free to roam with the pack and livestock where mom accompanies them.
Where are puppies raised?
Puppies are whelped and kept inside for their first 3-4 weeks of life so we can easily keep a good eye on them. The whelping box is in the family room, and everyone takes turns on "puppy duty". Around 4 weeks they are introduced outside, to the front porch, then to the outside puppy area in the barn, and to the puppy pen. We have an area on the front porch that has a crate for early pre-crate exposure and acclimation. They also get to play with the toy mobile and see the other dogs and the cats. Puppies have an inside/outside area in the barn with their own door to the outside. The barn area shares a fence with the chicken run. The pen extends out into the goat field so they can see the livestock on 2 sides- but still are protected. The daily exposure to and play we provide in different areas is part of the early socialization and stimulation helping them grow into to confident and calm adults.
All the Answers to Your Questions... Mostly...
...A start! We love questions and hope you have lots of questions. Please read the questions below and if your specific question is not answered, then please email us and I will get back to you ASAP (but give me up to 2 days- We are busy here with the homstead!) If you have questions about us, please see our “about us” page first.
It may answer your question. Please call, visit, or facetime to get to know us better & see our farm & Pyrenees in person. We believe it is important you know and see where your puppy is bring raised and encourage visits and questions..
When can I bring my puppy home?
Puppies can go home at 8 to 9 weeks. They can stay here up to 10 weeks when paid in full. Puppies in our personalized puppy program may stay up to 11 weeks. But, we feel puppies should go to new homes by or before week 11 for acclimation and socialization in their new environment and before the important 12 week neurological socialization period ends.
Can I see the mom and dad?
ABSOLUTELY! And you should. Mom & dad are fulltime farm guardians here & we want you to met them
and have a look around the farm.
Are your dogs live stock guardians or home/companion Pyrenees?
YES- they are BOTH! This is why we love Great Pyrenees. They instinctively guard whatever they are raised with, whether that is human or four-legged. We expose our puppies to our goats, chickens, ducks (when we have them), and cats. We also live in farm country and can easily take them to the neighbors and socialize them with horses, sheep, alpacas, or cows (see our personalized package). We also socialize them with kids, including babies and adults of all shapes and sizes. Early socialization and stimulation are what we love to do! You can fill out a general questionnaire that helps us see where your puppy will be headed. After puppy selection at 5 weeks, we can give some specific socialization/exposure for your puppy. We also have a personalized package available for additional socialization above and beyond if you need that extra help getting training off to a great start. Call for more information.
More frequently Asked Questions
What do you feed your Dogs?
We feed high-quality Grain-Free Kirkland dog and puppy food. It is made by a high end dog food manufacturer for Costco and gets good reviews on dogfoodadvisor.com. We rotate in Kirkland adult and Instinct Natural Dog food, Instinct, and Blue or other quality feed for variety. Dogs also get whole, real foods like fresh eggs, chicken, carrots, brown rice and other whole foods when we have them. We've researched this a lot! And will happily share what we've learned. Anytime time you can feed your dog REAL food, do it! We wish we had the time and resources to feed a raw diet. As it is, we supplement with this as much as we can. But I definitely do NOT follow the old saying of "always feed your dog the same thing or they may get an upset stomach". I think this came from the dog food manufacturers so they can keep us buying their brand. Would you want to eat the very same food every meal everyday for the rest of your life? We like to mix it up with some variety of quality feed.
Do you deliver Puppies?
Yes we do. We much prefer people picking up puppies & meeting us on the farm. But, if needed, ground transportation is available at the buyer's cost. We also can arrange transport via air on American Airlines Pet transport/Cargo. When possible, we would love doing the door to door delivery ourselves, or can meet halfway to save you o deliver cost. We love meeting our puppies' new owners. Unfortunately, we don't have the time to do this for EVERY puppy of course, because we have to work around rimes people are picking up in person. so it is a first come first served, case by case basis. You are also welcome to arrange pet transportation yourself through another service and we can give recommendations. As a helpful estimate, air transport is usually around $425, no matter what major airport they fly into, plus the cost of an airline approved crate. Ground transportation varies greatly depending on the distance but usually is $200 for short distances under 100 miles, and up to-$600 cross country (Our own delivery cost is based on actual expenses.)
Is a Great Pyrenees right for me?
Of our 30+ years together & many dogs (Vizsla, Irish Setter, Border Collie cross, and German Shepard) the Great Pyrenees is our favorite. We have loved ALL our dogs, but the mellow, sweet personality combined with slightly lower exercise needs & our farm protection needs, makes the Great Pyrenees our favorite- they fit us perfectly. They are smart, SUPER friendly, and great guardians. But they aren't the perfect dog for everyone. They require some regular brushing to avoid mats, and if you want that giant fluff ball look- occasional grooming as well (our Pyrenees have jobs as live stock guardians and rarely would see a groomer.) Pyrenees are smart, but they don’t like to “do tricks” per se. You certainly can train them, but they aren’t like a poodle, anxious to do tricks and please you. They can be quite stubborn. Also, you NEED a good fence. This is very important. They instinctively guard 2 square miles! and they will wander all over that "territory" to guard you ...and all your neighbor’s property too- if not fenced well. They love to sleep outside at night and do guard duty- they are somewhat nocturnal. They generally stay up at night to guard and sleep more in the day. If barking will bother you, or a very close neighbor, you might reconsider, or plan to keep your Pyrenees inside at night in an internal room in the house and be prepared to train him/her well- as barking at night can be one of their challenges. We have gotten to where we don't hear the night barking and our neighbors are a half mile away. But if you live in a neighborhood and plan to keep your dog outside at night, be aware, they bark! They are doing what they do best, guard! They are the best guardians, but so gentle with kids and your own animals, other cats and dogs. But beware, they are not friendly with and will chase away all other critters. We love that they keep the coyotes, skunks, badgers, etc and other critters way- but are friendly with the UPS and mailman. Although most visitors see their size and bark and don't know that...so they are a great stranger deterrent as well. However, they are NOT an attack dog or generally known as a personal protection breed.
Do pure breed Great Pyrenees have spots?
YES! Purebred Pyrenees can have spots. Occasionally we get this question about the markings on Tundra and the puppies. Pure breed Pyrenees can be all white or white with "badger markings". That is standard. AKC standards for Pyrenees specifically state that that pure breed Pyrenees can have "White or white with markings of gray, badger, reddish brown, or varying shades of tan. Markings of varying size may appear on the ears, head (including a full face mask), tail, and a few body spots. The undercoat may be white or shaded. All of the above described colorings and locations are characteristic of the breed and equally correct". A puppies badger markings can be very dark and prominent. However, most badger markings will fade mostly or almost completely by the time the puppy is 4-6 months old. So if you like those cute markings as a puppy, remember your adult dog will not look the same - most markings become so faint they are hardly noticeable. However, badger puppy markings that cover the full head and are very dark, will NOT completely fade and will still be visible, however markings will look very different than they do as puppies. See the pictures of our Tundra as a puppy and as an adult and you will get an idea.Tundra had a full head of badger markings. As an adult the markings in that form are gone, but she still had markings across her nose and eyes that appear like someone got her with a magic marker! Or sometimes someone asks if her face has some dirt on it. :) We love the all white and the badger Pyrenees a like. Some may have a preference, and we get some more requests for "all white" Pyrenees. We are aware many like this look. But be aware, while some badger markings are visible in adulthood, most Pyrenees are all white at adult hood even with badger markings as a puppy. And those badger markings are an important part of the breed standard and health preservation. We purposely included both badger and all white Pyrenees on our farm. Breeders who selectively and progressively breed all white to all white over generations to eliminate the possibility of badger marked puppies, are also are in danger of eliminating genetics of good health and vigor. Research shows that breeding successively for all white increases the risks of genetic diseases. So we love our badger puppies.