Great Pyrenees Livestock Guardian Dog Puppies for Sale
Great Pyrenees puppies for sale in North Georgia.
Ready to go to their new homes between ten and twelve weeks old starting December 24, 2014.
About our Dogs
Our puppies were born in the barn and are being raised by working parents protecting goats, hogs, and chickens. Our dogs spend 100% of their time within our fenced pasture protecting our livestock from coyotes, domestic dogs, foxes, hawks, raccoons, opossums, and other predators. They are socialized to humans enough that they are friendly to family, friends and invited guests, but they know their jobs and are fierce protectors against predators and unwelcome strangers.
Both the dam, Artemis, and the sire, Orion, are on site. You are welcome to come see them, just CONTACT US to set up a time to visit.
CLICK HERE to view more pictures of Artemis, Orion, and their puppies.
Puppy Selection and Placement
Our desire is to provide you with the best dog to suit your particular needs and situation. We will use our observations of the puppies as they grow, watching how they interact with each other and the other animals on our farm, to determine the temperament and working strengths of each dog. We will also perform a Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT) on each dog at about seven weeks of age to further refine our assessment. We will then pass this information on to prospective buyers to assist them in their selection.
Puppies can be chosen when they are eight weeks old (beginning December 11, 2014). The date your deposit is received determines the order in which placement order. Puppies will be ready to go to their new homes between ten and twelve weeks of age (December 24, 2014 - January 8, 2015). We reserve the right to refuse to sell a dog to anyone for any reason.
Health and Nutrition
We believe the best way to ensure a healthy dog is through nutrition. Throughout her pregnancy and lactation the dam, Artemis, has been fed a premium grain-free limited ingredient kibble, raw meat and bones, and supplemented with whole food sources of vitamins and minerals. The puppies will be fed a diet of mother's milk until they are four weeks old, at which time we will slowly begin them on a a premium grain-free limited ingredient kibble, raw meat and bones, and whole food sources of vitamins and minerals. All of the animals on our farm are treated for worms and other parasites using an herbal de-wormer. We will use chemical de-wormers or other traditional interventions only when necessary.
We will not vaccinate puppies before they go to their new homes. Vaccinations, if desired, are the responsibility of the buyer after they have taken possession of the puppy. We believe this is in the best interest of the puppy's health. We will protect the puppies from infectious disease by limiting their risk of exposure. They will not leave our property other than for their "well puppy check" with the veterinarian, which they will receive before they go to their new homes. We also will support their immune systems through proper nutrition and whole food supplements to help them fight off any disease to which they might become exposed. Please see the following articles for more information vaccinations:
Things you need to know before buying a Great Pyrenees:
Great pyrenees adult females generally measure 25 - 29 inches high at the shoulder and weigh between 85 - 115 pounds, while adult males are typically 27 - 32 inches tall and weigh between 100 - 160 pounds. Early training in basic commands and manners is essential. What is cute at 40 pounds can be dangerous at 100 pounds.
Great Pyrenees can take from 18 - 24 months to fully mature into their livestock guarding roles. Females generally mature earlier than males. Supervision and corrective training is required up until this point, especially with regards to young or small stock, particularly fowl. An immature Great Pyrenees often finds the squawky, flighty nature of a bird to be an irresistible play-thing. This play behavior can easily result in severe injury or death of the fowl. Supervision, training and maturity are needed before any LGD can be trusted around small, vulnerable stock.
Great Pyrenees are calm, gentle and affectionate with their livestock, family, friends and invited guests. They are also protective and territorial guard dogs, attributes which must be remembered and respected when interacting with them. They are intelligent and independent, which serves them well when they are left alone to make their own decisions regarding how to best defend their territory and protect their flock. However, this same independent nature may make them seem "stubborn" when you ask them to do something. You must be the "alpha" in your relationship with your Great Pyrenees. You must be calm and confident with them. It should be a relationship of mutual respect. If you are not comfortable around large, independent dogs, this is not the breed for you.
Great Pyrenees are guard animals. Barking is one of their first lines of defense against would-be intruders. They bark when they smell, hear or see something out of place. Great Pyrenees, like most predators, are most active at night, consequently, they bark more often at night. This is a serious consideration for both you and your neighbors.
Great Pyrenees will guard their territory and the things contained within it. However, sometimes their definition of "their territory" and yours may differ. Training and secure fences are a must for Great Pyrenees, otherwise they may expand their territory beyond what is acceptable and safe.
Great Pyrenees like to dig. They dig holes (and sometimes caves or tunnels) to use as places to cool off, rest and relax.
Like many dogs, particularly LGDs, Great Pyrenees have a tendency to protect their food. This is acceptable when protecting their food from stock (within reason), however they should not be allowed to show aggression toward you. Care should be taken when feeding them with young children present.
Purchasing a Puppy
The price of a puppy is $400.
Purchase price includes:
- Well Puppy Guarantee*
- Three Year Health Guarantee against inheritable diseases and defects*
- One bag premium dog food
- Owner support for the lifetime of the dog
*see a sample of our SALES AGREEMENT for the details of our guarantees.
Before making a deposit you must complete an "LGD Needs Assessment and Placement Questionnaire". Once we have reviewed your information and assessed your needs we will contact you regarding placing a $100 deposit on a dog. Your deposit is refundable if we do not have a dog available that fits your needs. However, your deposit is not refundable if you change your mind about purchasing a dog. Deposits made will be subtracted from the total purchase price of the dog with the remaining balance due before you can take ownership of the dog. The date your deposit is received determines the order in which we will choose which dogs will be placed with which owner. Puppies will go to their new homes between ten and twelve weeks of age (December 24, 2014 - January 8, 2015). We reserve the right to refuse to sell a dog to anyone for any reason.
The remaining balance due (total purchase price of the dog, less any deposits made) along with a signed sales agreement must be received before you may take possession of the dog. Any shipping or delivery costs must be agreed upon separately in writing and must be paid in full before you take possession of the dog. (See a SAMPLE SALES AGREEMENT)
We accept cash, money order or credit/debit card payments. Cash payments must be made in person. Money order payments may be made in person or by mail. Credit or debit card payments must be made online through our website.
Interested in purchasing one of our dogs?
Feel free to CONTACT US with any questions you may have. We would love to talk with you!