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Old 02/08/15, 03:48 PM
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Foxglove, What is the pup in the 2nd picture? So thick and jowly! Love it!
Purplequeenvt....That is my male Spanish Mastiff puppy, the picture below is his sister with the baby in the stroller and the last pic is him at 8 months old with my 9 month old grandson, they are awesome LGD's! His sister rarely leaves my ewe pasture
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Old 02/08/15, 07:14 PM
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Purplequeenvt....That is my male Spanish Mastiff puppy, the picture below is his sister with the baby in the stroller and the last pic is him at 8 months old with my 9 month old grandson, they are awesome LGD's! His sister rarely leaves my ewe pasture
Thought that's what he was. We've got a 16 week old Spanish Mastiff cross pup. He's not as thick as your boy, but he's much thicker than my Pyrs. His feet are almost as big as my 16 month old male Pyr's feet and the Pyr is small dog.
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Thought that's what he was. We've got a 16 week old Spanish Mastiff cross pup. He's not as thick as your boy, but he's much thicker than my Pyrs. His feet are almost as big as my 16 month old male Pyr's feet and the Pyr is small dog.
Wow, there aren't many SM breeders in the US and fewer who have crosses,the gray and white and pure white females in my pics are 1/2 SM, where did you get your pup? oh wait! Did you get him from Bonnie in ID? She has a sibling to my two pups and I know her girl Brisa, had a SM/Akbash cross that would be just about that age.
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Wow, there aren't many SM breeders in the US and fewer who have crosses,the gray and white and pure white females in my pics are 1/2 SM, where did you get your pup? oh wait! Did you get him from Bonnie in ID? She has a sibling to my two pups and I know her girl Brisa, had a SM/Akbash cross that would be just about that age.
He came from someone in Montana. He's Spanish Mastiff/Great Pyr/Polish Tatra/Maremma. He's a good pup so far. Very happy, but not overly exuberant and responds well to correction.
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He came from someone in Montana. He's Spanish Mastiff/Great Pyr/Polish Tatra/Maremma. He's a good pup so far. Very happy, but not overly exuberant and responds well to correction.
Yeah no idea, as far as I know there is only one couple in MT with intact SM's, and another who is selling off her dogs, with what she says is a cross. Would be interested to know who it is as bloodlines are difficult to find. If you feel like sharing can you PM me the breeder? Thanks
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Old 02/11/15, 04:24 PM
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#1 Babe and Bella -Babe is pyranees and is 8 weeks old (just brought her home and she is doing great). Bella is 1/2 pyranees and 1/2 something. She is doing wonderfully and patrols the pasture very well.

#2 Cara is australian shepherd and is our herd dog but she also patrols the place.

#3 Bear is our lead guard dog. He is 100% pyranees. He does superbly and seems to train the younger dogs. He's kind of grouchy when he does it but they respond.
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Old 02/13/15, 04:48 PM
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we've had a pair of brother/sister pyrs for the past 10 years.. they are still doing their job well, but I know before too long.. the workload will become too much (we have a nubian farm and are adding a flock of icelandic sheep to the mix).. so we drove up to MI this week and picked up another brother/sister pair (this time we chose to go with Karakachans.. we didn't home until after dark last night.. they are spending today in a stall in the kidding barn.. will start introducing them to the big LGDs tomorrow .. as well as the doe herd.. the red & white one is the male.. his name is Asen.. the black with brindle is the female.. Her name is Raya (they just turned 9 wks today)

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OMG Does Asen have blue eyes? You got a great breed there! Do keep us posted as to how they are settling in. (Hope you start a thread similar to mine so I can watch how another works with the Karakachan.)
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OMG Does Asen have blue eyes? You got a great breed there! Do keep us posted as to how they are settling in. (Hope you start a thread similar to mine so I can watch how another works with the Karakachan.)
I'm going to guess that Asen's eyes will end up amber green..they are really nice pups.. I'm excited to watch them grow up and to see how they work with our pair of pyrs..

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In looking at those pups again, I can already see the same look in their eyes as is in Valentina's, i.e. as though they can look right thru you.....
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I'm going to guess that Asen's eyes will end up amber green..they are really nice pups.. I'm excited to watch them grow up and to see how they work with our pair of pyrs..

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I'm guessing his eyes will be true green like his mamma's or that's what it looked like to me when he left.
Those sure are cute pictures Susie! I sure miss them!
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They are nice colours
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Not your typical guardians but Zeus and Venus LOVE our animals and do their best to keep them safe, play with them, and keep them herded!
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My duck, he kills dogs, wolves and cougars.(joking)
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My duck, he kills dogs, wolves and cougars.(joking)
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This is the latest addition specifically for the Ram pasture. She guarded goats before so I am hoping she doesn't have anything against sheep.
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Aw, alee farms, she is beautiful:-) I love my donkeys, they are so sweet and gentle:-)
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our nine year old akbash (rescue). He is the BEST!!
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our newly rescued 3 y/0 akbash ... she guards the porch and patrols while the male stays with the goats and chickens
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our herding team ... heeler/aussie mix and heeler/bc mix
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Meet Monty, he's a year old Lhasa Apso, he likes to stay indoors keeping a close eye

on things. The Lhasa Apso was originally bread as sentinel dogs by Tibet monks.

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