One of the perks of living on a 33-acre farm is I get to own dogs. I don't mean just any dogs, but big ones. My breed of favor is the Great Pyrenees. This gentle giant makes for an amazing livestock guardian not only protecting out goats, pigs, and other various critters but also our kids. You know, the human kids. We somewhat have a herd of those too. Five to be exact.
Well for our 15th wedding anniversary and Mother's Day, Michael decided that our farm should include just one more of these sweet dogs. Taking a family vote we named her Summit. We now have three giant dogs- two females and one male. The purpose for this is we breed St Pyrenees. Both females are 1/2 St Bernard and 1/2 Great Pyrenees. This is a designer breed that is great for smaller acreage farms.
They stay closer to home and don't try to patrol the neighbor's place as well. They don't bark as much and aren't prone to drool frequently. I've also noticed their fur is easier to care for. Caesar, our male, has a thick double coat that sheds in big clumps. He required more grooming than the ladies. He's full Pyrenees though.
Ceasar, Sacha, and Summit round out the three amigos. I couldn't have asked for a better surprise. The older dogs have taken their new pack mate in, reluctantly at first. After all, a wiggly little ball of fluff is a lot to handle when you are on patrol.