Livestock Guardian Dogs
Abby is one of our female Great Pyrenees dogs and a truly great livestock guardian. She is gentle and motherly to baby goats, often cleaning their bottoms and licking their faces and at the same time she is fiercely protective of her goats and pasture from other dogs. This picture is of Abby and one of her puppies a couple years ago.
Bayla is our other female Great Pyrenees and a pup we kept out of Abby & Dreyfus's past litter of puppies. I have been very impressed with her as a livestock guardian, she is excellent with the goats and has lots of natural guardian instinct. It is clear to us that she has become as great of a livestock guardian as her parents Abby & Dreyfus are.
We recently lost Dreyfus and he is no longer with us. He was an outstanding livestock guardian dog that took his job of watching and protecting our goats very seriously. Gentle and patient with goats and a great deterrent towards predators, always loyal. He is very missed by us and the farm just is not quite the same without him.