We have several Great Pyrenees livestock guard dogs (LGDs) that live with and protect our llamas and goats.
Our guardians help keep our herds safe against coyotes, dogs, snakes and other intruders to the pasture.
Periodically, we have puppies available for sale. Drop us an email if you would like to be notified when pups are available.
TBarrJ@GallopingWindsRanch.com
The Dogs
Girls Boys Reference
          
Our Boys
Ezra, 09/29/16
EZRA
Crowndale Ezra

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
AKC Registration:   Pending
Sire:   Crowndale's Fintan (WS26982510)
Dam:   Snegurochka Sidonie (WS34510607)
DOB:   10/12/14
Color:   White with grey ear trim
Gender:   Male

Ezra comes from a beautiful line of large, friendly, AKC registered Great Pyrenees who both show and work. His first pups arrived in Spring 2016 and we are very happy with the size and temperament he is passing to his offspring. We continue to look forward to his future in our breeding program.

Thanks to Crowndale Farm for allowing us to make Ezra part of our family!

Ezra, 12/27/14
Jimmy, 09/29/16
JIMMY
aka Jimmy d'Hoffa

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
Sire:   Sullivan
Dam:   Keira
DOB:   April 20, 2015
Color:   White
Gender:   Male
Breeding Status:   Open

Jimmy is a product of our own breeding program. His mother, Keira, remains in the lower pasture pack with his littermate sister, Layla. Jimmy is large, solidly built boy with a gentle personality. Jimmy is now the breeding male in our upper pasture.

Our Girls
A helpful reference: Dog Gestation Time Table


Brenna, December 2010
BRENNA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
DOB:   November 2009
Color:   Solid white
Gender:   Female
Breeding Status:   Due September 2016 (Jimmy)

Brenna comes from pure bloodlines; she is not registered. She joined us from the Laffin' K Ranch near Seguin, TX. Brenna is well bonded with our herd and a devoted guardian. She is also an outstanding mother and a real sweetheart!
Vanna, 03/01/13
VANNA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
Sire:   DaKoda
Dam:   Brenna
DOB:   02/21/12
Color:   Solid white
Gender:   Female
Breeding Status:   Whelped August 2016 (Jimmy)

Vanna comes from our own bloodlines; DaKoda x Brenna. She is purebred; not registered. We are thrilled to have Vanna since she is from the last litter DaKoda sired.
Kiera, 03/01/13
KIERA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
DOB:   February 2012
Color:   Solid white, smoke trim on ears
Gender:   Female
Breeding Status:   Whelped 04/30/16 (Ezra)

Kiera joined us from a small farm down near Lockhart. She comes from purebred parents; she is not registered. A bit standoffish at first, Kiera has become a real sweetheart with us and is wonderful with the goats and llamas.
Maya, January 2016
MAYA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
DOB:   April 12, 2013
Color:   Solid white
Gender:   Female
Breeding Status:   Anticipate Fall 2016 (Ezra)

We welcomed Maya to our ranch in June 2013. She brings with her a return to some of our original bloodlines; her father is a DaKoda x Greta offspring. We are happy to have this beautiful, friendly girl in the ranks of our working pack!
Dixie, January 2016
DIXIE

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
DOB:   March 10, 2015
Color:   Solid white
Gender:   Female
Breeding Status:   Anticipate Fall 2016 (Ezra)

We welcomed Dixie to our ranch in August 2015. Super friendly and always full of energy! Dixie comes from purebred working parents in North Texas. She is a welcome addition to our family. She enjoys playing with the other dogs and watching over the goats - she is especially fond of the Saanen babies.
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LAYLA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
Sire:   Sullivan
Dam:   Keira
DOB:   April 20, 2015
Color:   White with grey tips
Gender:   Female
Breeding Status:   Open

Layla is a product of our own breeding program. Her mother, Keira, remains in the pack and Layla was happy to work along side her. Layla is very large, correct girl. Born with adorable badger markings, Layla is now nearly pure white. She has inherited her mother's strong guardian instincts and gentle demeanor.
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TARA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
Sire:   Ezra
Dam:   Maya
DOB:   March 16, 2016
Color:   White with grey markings
Gender:   Female
Breeding Status:   Juvenile

Tara is a product of our own breeding program. Her mother, Maya, remains in our lower pasture pack. Tara has shown a strong natural instinct to protect the goats and will be moving to the upper pasture team this Fall. She is solidly built and has great conformation. She was born with dark badger markings that are still fading.
          
Pyrenees Puppy

Pictures of
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Reference
These dogs are no longer part of our working pack.


DaKoda, 03/30/08
DAKODA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
DOB:   March 2004
Color:   Solid white
Gender:   Male

DaKoda came from AKC registered parents, King and Guinevere. His litter was not registered by their owner so he did not come with papers. He is a good sized boy, weighing over 110 pounds! DaKoda is a friendly fellow when properly introduced to visitors, usually accompanying them around the pastures. At the same time, he is willing to back "his girls" when a predator is near. A great all-around Pyr!

Reference Only - We were deeply saddened by the loss of our faithful companion and trusted guardian, DaKoda, in July 2012. He will always be missed by his canine, caprine and human family. We hope to preserve some of his wonderful temperament and traits through his offspring.

Tundra, October 2012
TUNDRA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
DOB:   December 2011
Color:   Solid white
Gender:   Male

Tundra joined our ranch in 2012. He is a very handsome boy - he is well built and has a calm, friendly demeanor. Tundra is purebred; not registered.

Reference Only - Tundra has found a new family to protect
Sullivan, June 2013
SULLIVAN

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
Sire:   DaKoda
Dam:   Greta
DOB:   April 2010
Color:   Solid white
Gender:   Male

We were thrilled to welcome Sully back to our ranch in June 2013. Sully came from our own breeding program. He is a beautiful, large boy with a wonderful temperament that he is sure to pass down to his future offspring! Sully is purebred; not registered.

Reference Only - Sully has gone to live with a new ranch family and is happily guarding a new herd.
Greta in the Summer
GRETA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
DOB:   April 2003
Color:   Solid white
Gender:   Female
Breeding Status:   Retired

Greta came from pure bloodlines; she was not registered. Greta produced several litters who proved to be both wonderful guardians and pets. Greta was very protective of her livestock charges - a true guardian. Greta was a lifetime friend and guardian with Trina. When Trina passed away in July 2016, Greta's heart was broken. Missing her best friend, Greta quickly began to show her age. She and Trina are now together again. We will always miss them both.

Reference Only - Greta slipped away in her sleep and went to be with her best friend and lifetime companion, Trina in August 2016.
Trina, 2004
TRINA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees x Anatolian/Komondor
DOB:   May 2003
Gender:   Female
Breeding Status:   Retired

Trina was our very first LGD. She was our alpha female dog for years. Trina was a wonderful protector, and especially loved to watch over the babies. Trina took it on herself to train all the younger dogs and watched over all the animals, regardless of breed, like a protective mother. She was incredibly smart, extraordinarily perceptive, sensitive to animals and humans alike, and a fantastic guardian! Trina will be forever missed.

Reference Only - Trina went to run free in the pastures of heaven in July 2016.
Mia, 11/03/12
Mia is shown here with her summer coat
MIA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
DOB:   December 2009
Color:   Solid white
Gender:   Female
Breeding Status:   N/A

Mia came from pure bloodlines; she is not registered. Mia joined us as a young puppy and quickly bonded with our herd, our other dogs, and us. Mia is an attentive mother and was a joy to have around!

Reference Only - Mia has found a new family to protect
Emma, 03/30/08
EMMA

Breed:   Great Pyrenees
DOB:   10/28/06
Color:   Solid white
Gender:   Female
Breeding Status:   N/A

Emma comes from pure bloodlines; she is not registered. Her parents, are Ranger and Apollo from Spotted Horse Ranch. Emma is a big, friendly girl who has bonded strongly both with us and our pasture crowd.

Reference Only - Emma has found a new family to protect

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