Great Pyrenees dogs were bred in the Pyrenees mountains, on the border of France and Spain, to guard sheep. Like the Dorking chickens, the first descriptions of these dogs can be traced to ancient Rome. They are often entirely white but can be marked with light brown or gray. A “badger” marking on the face is also typical.

Jack and Ladybird are our brother sister livestock guardian dog team. They came to the farm at about 9 weeks old and have been near the animals since, but not left alone with them unsupervised. We are slowly trying to teach them that chickens aren’t squeak toys! They are both loving and friendly to us and still love to play like puppies at one year old. We hope with training that they will be able to stay with the chickens unsupervised by around two years old. I’ll keep you posted!