The Beautiful "Bear" at the beach, Owner: Cherie Christensen
One of my favorite Babies
Brooke and ManDrake Earl Aldred!
What a great Picture!!!!!
Susan Cross writes: DASH Our "BIG BABY". He is probably the best dog we have ever had. His personality and disposition are wonderful. He is well over 130 pounds now. You are more than welcome to use us as a reference--you were and have been wonderful to me and our family. It's nice that we stay in touch with each other. Susan Cross, Bristow, VA
The Griffin Family writes: Basil is almost a year now! We love her! She is perfect for us. We have 80 acres of woods behind our house and last week there were about 20 deer outside. Well the boys accidently let her out and she was off. We trained her to come home if she hears the dinner bell. So I rang it thinking I would never see her again. After 15 minutes I gave up hope and came in. As soon as my feet touched the porch she was back. I'm amazed. She followed the bell home. The Pyrenees breed is awesome. We'll be getting another soon. Thanks Again to the Ziglar's. The Griffin's Tidewater Area, Virginia
Dave and Kelly Fonteyne write: Moglee You could not have raised better dogs, as it shows with Moglee through and through. He has a wonderful personality, he is very gentle (gentle gaint surely fits him), he is extremely healthy-no health issues at all, he gets along with otherr animals (our dog Balu), he is very energetic - luvs to play ( does not want to come in from the snow). Dave & Kelly Fonteyne, Concord, New Hampshire
Laura Steere writes: Zenna the wonder dog You may give my name, phone & email to anyone that would like to know more about your Great Pyrs!! Zenna is doing great! She gets along with all of the animals on our farm. Zenna is house trained, crate trained, and sits and comes on command, walks on a leash and travels well in the car. She is well on the way to being the perfect companion animal. She is very smart, easy to train and very cheerful. She is a source of entertainment to us daily. We laughed when she wanted to come into the shower, so I opened the door and in she walked!! So she got an unexpected bath. She loves to go down to the pond and splash around. She is in the "oral " stage of puppyhood now, so all socks and shoes are targets. Recently, we had a forester come out to look at our woods, he ws so mpressed by Zenna that he had us write your name and number down. I am sure that you will be getting a call from him! Zenna's instinct around the livestock is very interesting. She never chases or tries to romp the the alpacas and llamas. Most of the time she comes in and walks around, sniffs at them a bit, then lays down and watches them. Anyways, as you can tell, we adore Zenna and she is blossoming into a fantastic dog. We are so grateful that we found you and Otis. Rick and Laura Steere, Infinitiy Alpacas, Llamas, & Percherons., Ridgeway, VA
Effie Sarantis writes: Rocky is doing great!! He is a whopping 60 pounds and tons of fun. The children just love him and he has been such a delightful addition to our family. He is definitely a show stopper! We took him to our son's soccer game on Saturday and everyone was coming up to him and petting him and asking what kind of dog he is! Sammy and Maria were so proud to claim him as "their big puppy". The Sarantis Family Washington DC area
Darren, Doreen, Jake & Josh Phillips writes: We bought Boomer in August 2007 for our son Josh for his Birthday. The two of them are inseparable and Boomer sleeps by his side no matter where they are in the house. Boomer is a very loving and docile dog and ofthen surprises us with his talents; lately it is opening the screen door and the back door to the yard. Our Veterinarian says he is a perfect dog and he can't believe how much we paid for him. I think Boomer is a joy to have in this house! We would recommend any dog lover to buy a puppy from you. The Phillips Family, West Berlin, New Jersey
Laura Steere Writes: September 2008. We had our vet xray Zenna's Hips, and check her heart. He said she is in great shape.
Hi Susan and Otis, it is good to hear from you. Ms Clara is doing wonderful, she is beautiful and a wonderful companion. Bob leaves for Iraq the 19th of next month and I am comforted to have her here with me. She went through a barking spell, but she has settled down some what and doesn't bark at everything now. She is an awesome watch dog and very protective of me.
All My Best!
Thank you again for giving her to me. She makes me so happy! She's perfect!
Just wanted to email you and give you an update on our puppy. The puppy now called Nero is doing very well. He's growing a lot! He's a whopping 3.5lbs right now and couldn't be cuter. He keeps us busy, but he has been a great addition to the family. He amazes us everyday on how smart and how quickly he learns. He now goes up and down 14 steps, first he could only go up and then last week he finally started going down on his own. Everyone loves him and tells us how cute he is. He causes a sensation everywhere he goes. Thank you again he has been such a blessing. I couldn't have asked for a better dog!! I'll keep in touch and let you guys know how he is doing.
Hello from Buckhorn Pasture Farm!
Just wanted to give you an update! Puppies are near 60 pounds and growing fast.
They are so intelligent, and they have already taken over duties of watching over the herd.
When we turn out in the morning, Dakota will have to physically touch every goat each morning as it comes out of the stall, and she smells it, then gives a couple licks on the goat's side. The goats just ease on by, as if knowing that Dakota is doing a 'head count' for the morning.
As the day goes by, Lakota enjoys lying against the goats and being all mixed in the pack.
Dakota is more of a walk-around-see-whats-going-on type. She has always got to be on guard duty.
But they don't bark at first, if they spot something, they just sit upright and stare, and that staring is enough to make you nervous if you're a stranger or other animal that has wandered on our farm! We have never seen a dog that can stare you down as hard as these two dogs can!
Only once did Dakota bark, and that was when a buck deer decided to inspect the goats a little closer and came to within 3 feet of the fence, and Dakota said, 'Hey, that's a bit too close - BAARRKK!!!!' just once, and the deer ran off. Wow, what a deep bark Dakota has already! Jerry made sure to pat Dakota and she got a special treat for doing her job, then she ate the treat and went right back to the spot, and sat there a long time, making sure the deer was gone.
In the evening, we put the goats in their stalls, and Dakota must stick her nose through the gate and touch noses with the goats, and do her 'evening head count', else she does not want to go to her own stall - which we never let the goats go into, and it is always a good clean safety spot for them, and they have never 'gone bathroom in their stall or in the barn', it's amazing how smart they are!
Dakota is definitely our 'ranch boss'! She just takes charge.
Lakota is gentle and loves just being in the herd, and wags her tail, puts her paw on your leg and wants to be patted, but she is loyal to staying wherever the goats are.
Thank you so much for these two blessings! We could not operate here if it were not for these two great pyrenees guardians!
Jerry & Sherri Armstrong
Buckhorn Pasture Farm
"We Walk By Faith"
3389 Slate Mills Road, Sperryville Va. 22740
Picture's of Past Pup's
Rocky, Maria, & Sammy
Zenna Smiling, What a Beauty
Zenna and Jordan
Boomer & Josh
Kiowa Shiotsuki Kurtzweil
Chloe Putnam Chloe Putman, 1 year old Feb. 12, 2011
|Sophie LivengoodAbbey & Sophie LivengoodSophie|
Gus and Lulu Lambert
Boston, owner Kyle Austen
"Ellie Nacco" Owner Bobbette Nacco
"Hoss Hutchins" Owned by Crystal Hutchins
Say hello to Miss Piper Crews!
Owner: Meghan Crews. Thanks for the picture Meghan! We love to see our past babies!
Serra Rae Fandinga
Parrisa and Nero
"Gucci Kwon" Too Cute!
"Frisco" the lap baby
(Frisco & Odessa)
Koda Reynolds "The Graduate" from puppy training school!
Owner: Jackie Reynolds
Mishka Souders 18 weeks old
"Josie Reeder" Owners Rollin and Janis Reeder
Pyr on Patrol!
Miss Jasmine Sharp
Lakota and Dakota Armstrong.
We are just so amazed with these two puppies! (we named Dakota and Lakota - 'loyal companion' and 'faithful friend' in Native American language).
We wanted to share these pictures, tell you how the goats and puppies are bonding, and how the puppies are, by instinct, staying near the goats, mostly watchful and curious.
Dakota likes to be right in with the herd, lying close to them. Lakota enjoys watching from about 50 feet away. I actually like this, because one seems to be scouting the area from afar, while the other is mingled in with the goats.
When they play, they play rough only among the 2 of them, but with the goats, they just rub against each other and rub noses. I keep my eye on them all day, but they are so well-behaved I can to other tasks around the farm and just check on them periodically. They are amazingly calm with the goats.
Just wanted to thank you again, you have an amazing talent for breed selecting and your love for the dogs really shows!
We will send more pictures and have already spread the word to local farmers who want to come and see the dogs walking among the livestock.
Buckhorn Pasture Farm