We are pleased to introduce our newest litter of gorgeous pure bred Great Pyrenees pups from Victory Ranch! We could not successfully run our ranch of free-ranging chickens, sheep and lambs, and Oberhasli dairy goats and their goatlings without the protection of these beautiful gentle giants! And not only do they guard our farm from coyotes and other animal predators, they are huge teddy bears to our children as well. This is our favorite breed (we’re a little biased 😉 We have had them both as strictly livestock guardian dogs, as well as domesticated them (in farm language, ‘ruined’ them with affection) and they are a delight either way.
Of course, Great Pyrenees need the right kind of home (meaning they need to be able to exercise) and their owners need to understand their breed. We can answer just about any question you have about them! While ours our purebred and we know their lineage, we don’t paper our pups so as to keep the costs down for families and local farms. Many farmers love having a couple LGDs (Livestock Guardian Dogs) roaming their property and looking out for their flocks of sheep or goats. We haven’t had coyotes on our property for years now, at least alive 😉 but interestingly, Pyrenees “know” when an animal is agressive and when it is the neighbor’s dog (if they are brought up properly). They are very intuitive, we have found, as long as they are brought up in a loving environment. For those in town, these doggies are show stoppers in beauty and gentleness. Of course, they do need a good fenced yard, and exercise, although they love to doze off in the day, even as pups. Please feel free to ask us any questions about this breed… we can help!
And so, without further ado, here are the pics from our latest litter of 9 born November 26th, 2012. They will be 4 weeks old Christmas Eve, and ready for adoption by mid-January. We have 2 reserved already, so if you are interested in a pup (or more), please let us know, as they go fast. Enjoy! 😉
Pictured are “Joy”, “Vito”, and “Patch” (Pictures of the rest of the pups to come soon)
Here is the beautiful mama, Sophia. She is still nursing her pups and is an excellent mother. She is extremely gentle, pure white (no markings), and protective.
And here is Victor, the proud papa. Victor is extremely affectionate, except to coyotes. He loves children and loves Sophia 😉 He was born with a ‘mask’ (markings), which are common for Pyrenees, so it’s neat to have a litter of both pure white, and marked Pyr pups. As adults, their markings fade to almost white.
Please CONTACT US if you ever have any questions about Great Pyrenees! We are passionate about this sweet breed, and are happy to help answer questions, no matter where you adopt one from!
Shalimar and the Masters family at Victory Ranch