Major and Minor like the cold and snow
Major and Minor on duty
Big Guys Posing
The hounds of love, running up that hill!
Minor chewing his bone
Rabbit Hunting on Deer Ridge
Dogs frolic on the hill after our walk. I, on the other hand, am winded. How do they do it?
The dogs know how to keep cool in the Dog Days of Summer!
Great Pyrenees guard dogs, Major and Minor Miller
Major is on right and Minor on the left. I know, Minor is bigger than Major, but he was the runt when they were puppies. So now that he has grown bigger, their full names are Canis Major and Ursa Minor.
I have lots of photos of the dogs. I could probably do a whole blog on them.
I guess I need to link fliker. Here are a few more till I work that out.
This is Minor, Best of Show. He is a pretty boy, very smart and a bit stubborn.
Major is not as pretty or as smart, but very loving. He likes to chew bones.
This is Major’s and Minor’s puppy picture, taken the day we brought them home. I had long wanted a Great Pyrenees because they were so cute, and I like big dogs. I read a lot about them and they seemed like a good dog for me. I thought it may be difficult or expensive to find one. However, when we moved to the country, they were everywhere. Why is that? Because they are such good guard dogs, all the farmers have them. So I answered an add in the CJ paper for a litter in Nelson Co. I visited the farm and it seemed a perfect fit, beause they were guarding chickens at this farm, which is what I needed them for. I was afraid the dogs might be frustrated, wanting to guard goats or sheep. But this fear was unfounded. They will guard whatever you raise them with, and their first 10 weeks, they were with chickens. The owner said he had not lost one chicken since he started using the Great Pyr. He had two left out of a litter of 10. There they sat together, shoulder to shoulder, and I was supposed to pick one. I couldn’t. He made me a deal and I brought both home. They still go and do everything together. They are a pair.