Puppies and Dogs
Great Pyrenees Dogs, LGDs
Here, at Twin Oaks Farm, in eastern North Carolina, we chose to protect our herds and flocks with Great Pyrenees dogs. After researching the various kinds of livestock guardians for more than a year, we concluded that the “gentle giants” were not only beautiful and effective livestock guardians, but were the perfect choice for our farm.
The Pyrs are fiercely protective of their goat, pig, and poultry friends and are ready to defend them from predators or intruders (should any be foolish enough to enter the pasture areas). Some of the dogs even keep an eye on the sky to warn away hawks gliding too low over the fields.
Our Great Pyrenees puppies train to be livestock guardian dogs (LGDs) from an early age. They work in the field with the older dogs learning to be patient with the playful kids and tolerant of their clowning around while keeping a watchful eye on people, animals, and events around them
Kenly and her daughter, Calypso
Calypso, all grown up, and her kids, ready to go home
If interested in a puppy, please contact us to put down a deposit. A deposit is $250 and the total adoption fee is $850. All of our beautiful puppies have gone home now. See below for pictures of Mo, the latest puppy bred on the farm and staying here to help guard or animals.
At five to six weeks, puppies are out in the pasture during the day, training with their mother and the other Pyrs, and working in the pasture with the goats, pigs, ducks, and chickens. Don’t think that this creates a dog that wouldn’t be happy to come live in the house with you. Several of our puppies have gone to homes where they are treated like queens or kings of the house, and on the few occasions our older girls have been temporarily sheltered in our house, they were perfect angels. They acted as though they had been house broken and lived there all their lives, laying on the floor next to us, and watching TV in the evening when the work is finally done.