We have a great batch of Homestead and Livestock Guardian puppies perfect for Permaculture homesteaders in the Pacific NW. They are of mixed ancestry but mostly Great Pyrenees...and, even more importantly they've been raised by a pack of all~or mostly all~Great Pyrenees adult dogs on our wild forested homestead in the southern Olympic Mountains.
We LOVE our pack of LGDs. We could not be homesteading in this location without them. We NEVER have any trouble from predators, not coyote, no bear, no cougar, not even deer or elk nibbling on our young fruittrees.
We also LOVE permies.com! And we want to make a special offer to anyone who reads this and wants to adopt our puppies. Because we love Permaculture homesteaders too, we're offering sibling pairs to you for $100 less than we've been asking from other folks. Why? Because raising great dogs is a lot of work but not as much as finding really great homes for them. We go through dozens of requests and interviews for every one good home we find. Plus, we're totally open to trading with you.
There are those who give us the what-for about hybridizing Great Pyrenees. Well, first of all, it wasn't entirely our idea, but that's another story. Secondly, it's 90+ degrees today and our full Great Pyr male is passed out under a log. All the other dogs have much shorter fur and are awake, running around and much happier. When he goes running through the brush, he comes back like a seed-bank. Seeds~and dirt~ fall off the silky fur of the puppies. I spend hours brushing mats out of our beloved Great Pyr's fur...all the other dogs LOVE getting brushed, but they don't need it at all. So there are plenty of advantages including hybrid-vigor.
We figure the main thing is how we raise them. These puppies have never seen the inside of a dog-crate, but they do spend a large portion of their lives inside the fenced sheep enclosure. They love the sheep and the sheep think the puppies are part of the flock. The puppies kiss the sheep on the lips! We break another accepted rule~we spend a lot of time with the puppies and give them lots of human love and attention. They sleep on the floor of our cabin and come and go through the dog-door. We love our puppies and we think it's a good thing to socialize them to humans.
Then is their diet. We feed them a nutrient-dense diet that includes lots of raw meat and bones, bone broth, lard and tallow, milk, kefir and eggs. They're super-healthy and strong. Their bowl is almost never empty and they are never hungry. We think this makes for strong bodies and stable temperaments.
They're at a perfect age right now to adopt and begin training them to do what you want them to do.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
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