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LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN DOGS

great protectors - great guardians - amazing dogs

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog

An Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a rugged, imposing flock guardian of ancient lineage. Protective and territorial, but also intelligent, patient, and profoundly loyal, these muscular avengers are prized as working guard dogs without equal.

  • Temperament: Courageous, powerful, protective, calm and devoted.

  • Weight: Female: 88–120 lbs, Male: 110–140 lbs

  • Origin: Turkey

  • Life expectancy: 10 to 13 years

PROS:

  • Alert and Protective: The Anatolian Shepherd was bred to protect its “flock” from danger.  

  • Loyal Toward Family: This breed displays a fierce loyalty toward its family.   

  • Intelligent: The Anatolian Shepherd scores highly on any intelligence ranking. 

CONS:

  • Suspicious of Strangers: The Anatolian Shepherd treats any unfamiliar person or animal with suspicion.

  • Independent-minded: While independence serves it well out in the field, this might not necessarily be an endearing quality to some owners as a pet.

  • Reserved: While generally playful, the Anatolian Shepherd is not quite as outgoing and affectionate as other breeds

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Great Pyrenees Dog

The Great Pyrenees is a large, thickly coated, and immensely powerful working dog bred to deter sheep-stealing wolves and other predators on snowy mountaintops.

Pyrs today are mellow companions and vigilant guardians of home and family. Frequently described as 'majestic,' Pyrs are big, immensely strong mountain dogs standing as high as 32 inches at the shoulder and often tipping the scales at more than 100 pounds.

 

These steadfast guardians usually exhibit a Zen-like calm, but they can quickly spring into action and move with grace and speed to meet a threat. The lush weatherproof coat is all white, or white with markings of beautiful shades of gray, tan, reddish-brown, or badger

  • Temperament: Strong Willed, Affectionate, Fearless, Confident, Patient, Gentle

  • Weight:  Male: 100–160 lbs, Female: 85–110 lbs

  • Origin: France

  • Life expectancy: 10 to 12 years

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Anatolian Pyrenees

The Anatolian Pyrenees is a gentle giant who is great with children. This is The Anatolian Pyrenees is generally cream colored with some brown or black markings, however, the fur make-up and coloring can range greatly, depending on which parent had the stronger genetics.

The Anatolian Pyrenees is a newer cross composed from two older and long-beloved breeds. They originated for dog parents who need a fun-loving but boundlessly loyal dog. This is a cross between two livestock guardian breeds: the Anatolian Shepherd along with the Great Pyrenees and has the best character traits from both parent breeds.

They are bred from working dogs and make amazing protectors. They can be strong-willed and need stimulation and routine exercise. Without proper stimulation, the Anatolian Pyrenees will grow bored and frustrated — regardless of how much love there is for them.

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LGD puppies

We breed and raise both pure Anatolian Shepherds as well as as Anatolian Pyrenees. Both make amazing guardian and working dogs.

The parents are active working dogs on our farm and puppies are exposed and raised with all our livestock and animals including cattle, goats, chickens, rabbits and cats.

In order to raise a successful guardian, training is required. Though their breeds are natural guardians, they still require training to assure they are bonded with livestock and know who is to be protected vs. who is an intruder. Close supervision is required throughout the puppy stage around small livestock, especially birds.

Watch this site and our social media for available litters.

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