Monday, October 17, 2011

Keep Those Great Pyrenees Puppies Names Coming!

You guys are awesome! What a great batch of ideas for the names for the new Great Pyrenees Guard Dogs. We're going to print them out tonight and try to narrow the choices down. The puppies made it through the weekend beautifully. 


I spent a lot of time outside with them observing their behavior. It was fascinating. We've been a Border Collie family since 1990 so adopting two new puppies of a different breed gives us something new to learn. I think I am going to love these dogs even if they will live with the sheep their entire lives. We're trying to get them used to us, the Collies Phoebe and Nessie, the sheep, the chickens and the cats. So far so good. Next week, we plan to fence them in to a small pasture with a few of the sheep so they bond with their flock. We've been talking to lots of sheep and goat farmers who have guard dogs including Ann from Crystal Brook Goat Farm who does the Amherst Farmers Market with us on Saturdays.

Thanks so much to all of you for supporting this new farm acquistion through the purchase of patterns and the donations we received this weekend. We are overwhelmed with your generosity. I hope as you knit the patterns you purchased you think of us here on the farm, with our sheep, dogs, cats, and chickens. We so appreciate your support. 

Here's a cute shot of one of the puppies. If you want to learn more about Great Pyrenees, I found a good website full of all kinds of info. It has been fun to hear from so many of you who have had these gorgeous dogs in their lives. What a nice connection.

14 comments:

Bonney said...

I looked at them again today and I think they should be called Mike and Ike!!

Kim said...

I am offering a variation on my previously submitted names (Knit and Purl) to Knit and Earl. Purl was just too feminine for such a handsome face.

Hill Country House Girl said...

I have not read all of the other names, but we have two English Setters named Amos and Andy! Your dogs are gorgeous!

rowndabout said...

Love the "hair-do" on your cute puppies! I think that they remind me of the hair style Rod Stewart used to sport way back when. Maybe Rod and Stewart!

GirlRural.com said...

They are amazing! What about Keep (because they Keep watch, good one syllable name) and Paladin (a name for an honorable knight). Those would be my names.

L and H Pedersen said...

I have a Maremma. LGD's are truly interesting dogs and unlike any other dog we have or know...but good luck for the puppy years. She's definitely got her own idea's and independence bred into her! And you signed on for 2! LOL. Mine has adopted our whole hobby farm, not just the sheep, so we likely see more of her than you will if solely for the sheep. Anyways, it took forever to pick a girls name, but I wanted Lambert for a boy after this cartoon I loved http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRtKAQJUc3g and the other could be King/Duke for the noble stature or Paws... as in "look at the size of" or "giving coyotes 'paws' for thought!" Good luck and congratulations.

Susan from Vermont said...

I just cannot get enough of the puppy pix keep em' coming! You will truly love this breed - and as puppies, they are just balls of puff! Socializing is important with this breed, with other animals as well as people in your lives.

Our great pyrenees, Boulder, was so protective of anything that was his to guard: our home, yard, and our vehicle when he was riding in it! Can't come by to visit soon enough!

Susan from Vermont (Marsha's sister)

Anonymous said...

Shear and Card?
Spin and Dye?
Hie and Scram?

Anonymous said...

I am very late, and likely you have already picked names, but I was out of town last week, and just now catching up with my favorite blogs....

What about Albus, and Aberforth. They are brothers after all.
:-)

~Amanda (gr8aunt on Rav)

Anonymous said...

Kristin:

I am late as well with my suggestions, but you and your adorable pups have been on my mind for weeks (including throughout Stitches East).

For masculine, noble names my choices would be Angus and Magnus. Good luck to you and your family as you choose.

Cathy G. (cwgeewhiz on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

My puppy's name is Apollo :) he is so smart so why not give him a smart name?! ;)

Susan Lea said...

I found your blog looking for the spelling of Great Pyrenees. We lived in France for 11 years, so I keep mixing up the French and English spelling! We have a Pyr that we named Misty, and we adore her. My Shetland Sheep Dog that we already had is named Zephyr because she ran like a little breeze. Then we moved to a farm called Zephyr Hill Farm--yes, it was already named! So when we got Misty, I decided to name her "Mistral" for the huge, strong French wind, but we call her Misty for short. I doubt anyone in the States would know what the mistral is, but the name was perfect for us.

Anonymous said...

I like wooley and bulley . i got 2 females today and one is sweat and really fluffy and the other is a jelous and not quite as fluffy. i thought abut naming them that cause of the song but i believe more feminine names are due lol

Anonymous said...

My pyrenees are named Luna and comet (: