1. Coolbreeze89

    Bragging about my LGD! Very good boy!

    I just have to share: my 3yr old GP/AS boy “seemed” asleep, but suddenly sprang up and jumped in the air, blocking a black vulture from grabbing one of my chickens (three vultures were flying overhead - one made an attempt). He subsequently followed the birds for another 150 feet or so, barking...
  2. Coolbreeze89

    8 month old pyr/toli pups

    Hello, all! I’ve been reading through the many threads, and very much appreciate everyone’s insight and experienced guidance. I would appreciate some direction. I have a 3yr old pyr/toli male, Baba, who is very protective of his domain, but not particularly bonded to my Nigerian dwarf...
  3. F

    More than one LGD?

    We have some chickens, ducks and dwarf goats in an area about a quarter of an acre. At this time we have a English springer spaniel/Great Pyrenees mix that watches over everyone. I let her out for a little bit in the morning and some in the afternoon to run with our other dogs. But I just feel...
  4. L

    Wound care for my lgd

    I need some advice on how to heal a wound that my Great Pyr has on her nose. It's from scratching at flies that sit on the end of her nose, which opens up the skin, which causes more flies to sit there, so she scratches more. It's a vicious cycle. The same thing happened last year. The vet gave...
  5. Angeliki Manouselis

    In search of LGD in Florida

    After a year with no problems, I believe I have another bobcat in my area. I set a trap last night and didn't get it. (I have successfully trapped in the past) Will try until I get it, but I think the better long term plan is finding a couple Livestock guardian dogs. I have goat kids on the...
  6. RobinC.

    LGD Breed Recommendations for central Georgia hobby farm

    Hey all, we are considering getting a LGD. We are on a small hobby farm with just a few sheep and fowl. I have about an acre and a half fenced in for the current animals, but can eventually enclose up to 4 1/2-5 acres. There is one close neighbor with whom incessant barking would be an issue...
  7. A

    Mastiff-hound mix

    I have the option of getting mastiff/hound puppy mix dogs for free. I am also in need of a couple of LGD dogs. Free is worth saving up for! BUT would they make good LGD dogs? I have goats, chickens, & ducks and will be adding cows this year or next. I have 2 acres fenced in, 6ft tall fence. So...
  8. Southern by choice

    "D" comforts Red

    Red (lamancha doe) kidded this morning, struggled through pregnancy toxemia. "D" is always with her and the pregnant does. Tonight watching the monitor waiting on another doe we saw this. "Red" resting her head on "D". This is just another reason why "D" is my love. I am so blessed to have...
  9. Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead LGD

    Since y’all seem to like Queenie ;) and I’m a little attached to her, I thought I’d start a thread to share our LGD stories and pics on. We do plan on adding at least one more LGD sometime this year. Queenie LOVES her human kids. She now makes a daily trip in the house to clean up any messes...
  10. BrendaMNgri

    Big Predators No Problem for These Guys….. :D

    So…. Reading the stories and comments on here of injured dogs, dead livestock, big predators. :pop:pop:pop:pop:pop Well, here's the other side of the coin: A success story. If you want to see the photos of all the predators and the country they ranch in and their dogs, you'll have to (gasp!)...
  11. dejavoodoo114

    Kimber tangled with Cougar!! Underdogged.

    Some of you already know my history and struggles, for those of you who don't I will outline them here. I have had two GPs for over 5 years, Smith and Wesson. Smith is the older one by a few months, he loves babies of all species but once they grow up he looses interest. He prefers to stay at...
  12. BrendaMNgri

    Adding Livestock Guardian Dogs to an Existing Pack

    Sheep! Magazine has my latest article out on adding LGDs to your existing group of dogs. Many LGD owners stress out and/or fear over adding more dogs (whether pups or adults) to an existing unit of dogs. It really is not anything to fear, or panic over. Be sure and check out the reading list...
  13. BrendaMNgri

    Great Pyrenees and Pyrenean Mastiff Film

  14. Ourparadise

    For Sale: LGD Great Pyrenees Puppies-Iowa

    *SOLD* All of our puppies have found their new forever farms/families! We are a small sheep farm in South central Iowa. We currently have livestock guardian Great Pyrenees puppies from working parents and grandparents. Both parents are on site. Are full Pyrenees but are not papered. Our Pyrs...
  15. BrendaMNgri

    A Livestock Guardian Dog Feeding Station

    A solid solution to prevent stock from accessing your dog's food. LGD Feeding Station This commercial goat operator runs a large herd of goats in a densely brushy area that harbors coyote packs and feral hogs. My four LGDs keep her goats safe and are well fed even when she cannot be there to...
  16. Prairie Fleur

    Great Pyrenees, Anesthesia, Hip X-rays

    I'm looking for info from people who own Great Pyrenees or have extensive experience with them. I have a 3 year old male Pyr and I'd like to get his hips xrayed. I'm really concerned about how to get it done without anesthesia or without killing him if they have to use anesthesia. One of my...
  17. Southern by choice

    The love of "D"

    "D" has been in the baby/maternity barn. I never get any pictures of my dear boy because it is simply impossible. "D" is my love, so hard with Callie gone... it was always Callie and "D". He now shares his time with Eliza and is up front- back/middle field. D is a great baby daddy has been...
  18. NH homesteader

    LGD or farm dog?

    I'm moving this over from another thread. @Southern by choice and other dog folks... I'm wondering what some considerations are for determining needs for guardian dogs. I'm not talking about breed choices, I'm talking about looking at your farm and determining if you need a farm dog or LGD...
  19. Southern by choice

    Gentle Giants

    Out taking videos of goats yesterday when I look over and saw this-:love:love:love Blue - Saying hi and wanting a kiss! Maybe a "little" demanding about the kiss- but he got it! ;) This will go in the "favorites" file.
  20. Southern by choice

    Meet Pete!

    Pete doesn't get much mention and I am not sure why... :hide He like the others, has turned out to be a wonderful dog! Pete was known as P.T. for those of you that followed the Callie/D pup thread! PT was short for "pocket Toli". He was the smallest little guy at birth and fit in our pocket so...