|The Canines of
|Four of our five dogs are working animals with important jobs to do, the fifth is simply a pet with "issues". ;0)
Ella, our English Shepherd female, is our all-around companion and farm hand. Her job is to help with the livestock, eradicate
rodents (which she is quite good at!), protect our property, and keep us company.
Flynn is our male English Shepherd, and, like Ella, he is an all-around farm hand and companion with all of the same responsibilities
as Ella. Flynn is a typical bossy English Shepherd, but is very biddable and eager to please.
The English Shepherds are, truly, the smartest breed that I have ever owned. I swear that they have a better understanding of the
English language than most humans! Flynn came to us as a 4 month old pup and we never had to teach him anything! He learned all
of his commands by watching Ella. We would give her a command and, before we knew it, both dogs would respond!
Dreyfus, our male Spanish Mastiff, came to us from Fall Creek Farm in WI and is the most laid back dog I have ever known. He is
from a working farm and is very good and trustworthy with the goats.
Almira, our female Spanish Mastiff, comes to us from Stephen and Edna Moreno in Colorado. She is a much different personality
than Dreyfus. Almira is much "busier" and bossier! ;0) She is from a non-working home and is convinced that she is a person, but
has grown into a wonderful LGD who lives with the goats full time.
Ranger is a PB Pembroke Welsh Corgi who belongs to Maria. The Corgi breed was developed to help work with cows and other
livestock, but Ranger's purpose in life is to simply be a pet and make sure that he barks at anything coming near the house ... even
us! He can be rather annoying sometimes, but we love him anyway.
|Ranger is a PB Pembroke Welsh Corgi who was
given to us by a friend. He is Maria's pet and
exists mainly to eat, sleep, and ... you know.
|Disclaimer: This is Michaela with Ranger
and not Maria.
|Ella at 3.5 months.
|Fall Creek Dreyfus PF Dividend (Drey) is
a Spanish Mastiff registered with FCPR
and UKC. He comes to us courtesy of
Fall Creek Farm in Wisconsin, Thanks
|Mira, captured on our barn
cam (as a pup) napping with
|Can you find the dog? Drey loves his goats!
This shot was captured from our barn-cam
when Drey was still smaller than his charges.
|This is our "Robertson" litter at 4 weeks old sleeping in the bathtub
while we cleaned out their pool. ;-)
Called the Robertson litter as they are named after the Robertsons
of Duck Dynasty. Phil, Jase, Willie, Jep, Si, Miss Kay, and Sadie.
|Drey (left) and Mira (right) laying around, bored, on a rainy
|Almira de Moreno (Mira) is a Spanish Mastiff
registered with FCPR and UKC. She comes to us
courtesy of Stephen & Edna Moreno in Colorado.
Thanks to Stephen & Edna who have been VERY
helpful. Edna risked life and limb to get Mira to the
airport on a snowy December morning.