Our Great Pyrenees
Our AKC registered Livestock Guardian Dogs:
Xena (Dame) and Sheba (Sire)
Our AKC Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGD) Great Pyrenees' Xena and Sheba work on our farm patrolling and protecting our livestock animals. We breed this pair practicing responsible breeding methods. We've had both dogs x-rayed and reviewed by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). The OFA Final Report states the following:
Xena received an "Excellent Hip Joint Conformation" which is defined by OFA as "superior hip joint conformation as compared with other individuals of the same breed and age". And Sheba received a "Good Hip Joint Conformation" meaning he has "well formed hip and joint conformation as compared with other individuals of the same breed and age". Both checked negative for hip and elbow dysplasia as well.
About the Great Pyrenees
According to the AKC website, 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.
Before considering a lifelong commitment to one of our beautiful puppies, please read more about this breed at https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/great-pyrenees/