Here on our farm we keep livestock guardian dogs with our smaller animals because we live in a heavily wooded area in the mountains of North Georgia where there are numerous types of predators. The dog that we have grown to love is the Great Pyrenees. They are large and lovable, good with children and smaller animals, and bark ferociously at anything that they see or hear at night. This breed is extremely loyal and protective of anything or anyone they consider to be theirs. The American Kennel Club describes them as quick to bark and slow to attack unless provoked. We love our gentle giants and sell our puppies to qualified families as they become available.
The Pyrenean Mountain Dog, known as the Great Pyrenees in North America, is a large breed of dog used as a livestock guardian dog. The Great Pyrenees is a very old breed that has been used for hundreds of years by shepherds that inhabited parts of the region in and around the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France and northern Spain. One of the first descriptions of the breed dates from 1407, and from 1675 the breed was a favorite of The Grand Dauphin and other members of the French aristocracy. By the early nineteenth century there was a thriving market for the dogs in mountain towns, from where they would be taken to other parts of France. It was developed to guard sheep on steep mountainous slopes with agility.
According to the Great Pyrenees Club of America, the Great Pyrenees is naturally nocturnal and aggressive with any predators that may harm its flock. However, the breed can typically be trusted with small, young, and helpless animals of any kind due to its natural guardian instinct.
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Great Pyrenees Puppies
What makes our Great Pyrenees puppies superior to others? Have you ever tried to handle a 100 plus pound dog that was not trained or properly socialized? That is why here at Southern Star Downs we are confident that our puppies are well socialized and ready for their new homes. This is one of the most important aspects of considering which puppy is best for you. Wherever you choose to purchase a Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD) from, please be sure that they are a reputable breeder that puts the time, love, and attention required. Unfortunately many of these wonderful dogs wind up in shelters or rescue homes because breeders were irresponsible and buyers were ill informed or prepared to take on these incredible dogs. It is our passion that our pups be placed in the homes of loving, educated, and prepared families.
Our pups are born in our home, not in a kennel. They are handled by adults and children on a daily basis in our home. We guarantee that your puppy will be more than ready to take on the job that you need as well as be a loving and loyal pet and companion. If you have ever seen an untrained or non-socialized Great Pyrenees, you understand that these formative weeks that we spend with our pups are crucial to how their disposition will be for the future. When choosing a Great Pyrenees, PLEASE do your research and be sure that you are getting what you expect. There are plenty of breeders that I have come across that misrepresent these dogs or who have limited knowledge of what standards Great Pyrenees should adhere to. The American Kennel Club has an excellent description of how a Great Pyrenees should look and behave. Also, please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. We are here to help and provide support!
Puppies Born on December 24th 2015
Meet Our Puppy Buyers
We pride ourselves on being reputable, dependable breeders. We are members of the Great Pyrenees Club of America and our dogs are registered with the American Kennel Club. We have a passion for this breed and we want to be sure that anyone interested in acquiring one of these magnificent dogs are fully prepared. Please click on the above pictures to receive more information about Great Pyrenees, their required care, and what you can expect from them and what will be expected of you as an owner of a large breed such as the Great Pyrenees. The Great Pyrenees Club of America also requires that their members adhere to strict guidelines and ethics. By being a member, we feel that our future puppy owners will understand the commitment we have made and be willing to make the same commitment to their future new family members as well. These large dogs eat a lot, shed, bark loudly, and require love, attention, and a commitment for the length of their lives. If you are willing to make these sacrifices, you will receive a love and loyalty that is unmatched by any other breed of dog out there!