Poultry safe protectors
We've been raising Great Pyrenees for many years. We add new blood but strive to keep some of our original lines included. These dogs are the guardians of the farm. We previously had goats which prompted us to buy the original Pyrenees. However, since then we have learned their value with all the other livestock, and find them invaluable for protecting our feathered friends.
We try to have a litter about every two years or so. But we never breed a dam over a few times. I have developed a system where the Pyrenees are exposed to poultry from the day they are born. The results are wonderful in that the dogs don't take a second look at them as prey.
Our birds are so used to the dogs that they feel safe and protected with them. Our last litter, as of writing this was kept in the usual set up. A mother duck had hatched a nice group of babies elsewhere and the first thing she did upon leaving the nest was to move her babies to the puppy pen. She raised them there until the dogs were purchased. Below is a picture of this event. The puppies and ducklings would eat out of the same pan and the little ducklings would swim in the puppies water while the pups were drinking.
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We have decided to quit providing Great Pyrenees. I still have and use my Pyrenees as protectors. But due to health and age restrictions, we won't be breeding any more. I will consider using my intact male for insemination if we can agree on terms.
Mother duck moved her newly hatched babies to the puppy pen
Ducks and Puppies living in Harmony
Pyrenees and chickens relaxing in the shade
Fluff the original male my
lines were bred from.
A huge sweet dog with only the best genetics.
Yeti- My current stud...100 pounds ago
Pyrenees pups learning to play