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Great Pyrenees

(Pyrenean Mountain Dog) (Chien de Montagne des Pyrenees) (Pyrenean dog)

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Tundra Meets the Farm

A Great Pyrenees is sitting next to a white barn with a fawn Boxer and a white with brown Bulldog smelling its head. There is a man in a blue shirt holding the bulldogs leash and a lady in a green shirt and tan shorts standing next to the dogs.

Tundra meets Spike and Allie—After having trouble with fox and raccoons eating our guinea fowl and ducks, we decided it was time to try our shot at a flock guardian dog. We choose a 7-month-old Great Pyrenees bred by Majesta Great Pyrenees. We named him Tundra. Before we adopted him, we had some concerns about the dog’s age and his ability to acclimate with our animals, but decided to give it a try. Tundra came from West Virginia, but I met the breeder halfway at a hotel in Virginia. In the city, Tundra was a bit skittish with all of the sights and sounds a city holds, but after the 5-hour drive home, Tundra fit right in on our farm.

A Great Pyrenees is standing in grass looking at three ducks in front of a green splash pool full of muddy water. There is a wire fence with wooden poles behind them.

Tundra meets the ducks! He gave them a glance, but was more interested in sniffing the ground than he was in the ducks. He looked at them and then seemed to not give them a second thought.

A white Great Pyrenees is on a retractable leash being held by a lady standing in grass surrounded by cats. There are two cats laying in grass to the right of it with their eyes glowing in the dark. To the left of it is a gray tiger cat coming out from the open gate of the chicken coop.

Tundra after a visit in the duck pen—notice the duck feather stuck to his tongue. He thoroughly sniffed out the duck area, but paid no mind to the ducks quacking near him. Also notice Tiger the cat checking him out and the other two pair of cat eyes to the right.

A Great Pyrenees is sitting under seven Guinea Fowl that are perched on a window sill inside of a chicken coop

Tundra visits the guinea coop—He gives the guineas only a momentary glance before giving the coop a total sniff over. The guineas are more interested in him than he is in them!

A Great Pyrenees is standing in hay inside of a coop looking happy with its tongue hanging out.

Sniffing out the coop! Tundra seems very much at home, nothing like he appeared when I first met him in the city.

A Great Pyrenees is standing in grass face to face with a black cat.

Tundra meets Sammy the cat—Tundra looks at the cat and walks away from it as if he has known it all his life and it just belongs there.

A Great Pyrenees is standing on a dirt path with a white with brown Bulldog and black cat  who are both walking towards him.

Tundra the Great Pyrenees, Spike the Bulldog and Sammy the cat

A Great Pyrenees and A white with brown Bulldog are standing face to face next to a rabbit hutch. The Bulldog is curious and the Great Py is relaxed and happy.

Tundra meets the rabbits—he only gives them a glance. Spike is very interested in his new brother.

A Great Pyrenees and A white with brown Bulldog are standing face to face on a dirt path. There mouths are open and tongues are out

Tundra the Great Pyrenees and Spike the Bulldog

A Great Pyrenees and A white with brown Bulldog are standing next to each other on the side of an outdoor dog kennel.

We have a lot of work to do with Tundra before he can be allowed to fully work the farm, but he shows excellent signs of being a wonderful working farm dog. I will introduce him to the horses sometime soon.