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 started guarding our livestock at about one and a half years old. They allow me to leave the chicken door open at night so the chickens don’t have to wait for me in the morning to let them outside. I love the freedom they give the chickens, goats and sheep – I know everyone is protected with the dream team out there!