Our dams are Denali, Goldie, Shiba, Missy, and Mercedes and our sires are Oakie, Bruno, and Kodiak. They serve as Livestock Guardians to our goats, chickens, and ducks.
GR Oakie, pictured above, born April 21, 2019 is our primary sire and comes from a championship line and a long line of livestock guardians. He has taken the Wisdom Panel DNA test and has tested negative for 210 genetic health conditions and shows a genetic diversity of 36%, which is higher than average for a Great Pyrenees.
GR Goldie, pictured above, was born April 10, 2019 and is our primary dam and comes from a long line of livestock guardian dogs. She has taken the Wisdom Panel DNA test and has tested negative for 209 genetic health conditions and shows a genetic diversity of 37%, which is higher than average for a Great Pyrenees. Bernalillo County Breeder Permit #293.
Denali, pictured above, is our unregistered Great Pyrenees, born approximately May of 2018 and is our primary livestock guardian. Denali is a big girl, weighing about 110 pounds and has been our introduction to the breed in general. What we learned through trial and error, both on our part and hers, has been illuminating, to say the least. She has taken the Wisdom Panel DNA test and has tested negative for 210 genetic health conditions, is a carrier for one, and revealed to us that she is only 89% pure (one of 8 great grandparents was a mix). She also carries markers for 5% Puli, 5% Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka, and 1% American Staffordshire Terrier. Her genetic diversity is 37%, which is average for a mixed-breed dog. Although somehow Oakie managed to slip past us for her present litter, we will be eliminating the possibility after she whelps this litter as a result of the DNA test.
Sheba, pictured above, was born March 22, 2020, is from AKC registered parents, and has a Limited AKC registration herself. She is the goofball of the bunch and likely to rival Denali for size, but seems to be a bit on the emotional side when it comes to being a LGD, she much prefers being around people to being outside, especially at night. She has taken the Wisdom Panel DNA test and has tested negative for 211 genetic health conditions and shows a 34% genetic diversity, which is average for a Great Pyrenees. Bernalillo County Breeder Permit #290.
GR Bruno is from the first litter of Goldie and Oakie. Due to health reasons around 6-8 weeks, we chose to keep him instead, but he has rebounded tremendously. His demeanor is much more mellow than the rest and he is often found keeping guard duty from afar rather than chasing around after every little thing.
Here is most of our pack (it’s hard to get them all in the same picture, much less get them to face the camera while we are trying to get a good angle. Missing is only GR Bruno, who is hiding somewhere in the bushes at the front of the house (pic 2).
Missy has whelped a litter and we still have two from Goldies litter from last year! Head over to Our Puppies page for details