Livestock Guardian Dogs
Meet Enlil and Inanna
Enlil and Inanna are part of our livestock guardian dog pack tasked with caring for the goat herds and generally watching over all livestock on the farm. They have a huge responsibility but they is up to the task. They were born and raised on a farm as a working dogs and the Great Pyrenees have a deep instinct to work with the animals.
Enlil and Inanna came to Wild Haven Farm as a generous gift from Dave and Jackie at Smallfolk Farm in Mt. Horeb, WI.
- Great Pyrenees are from the French Pyrenees mountains where they are known as Patou and are also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
- Great Pyrenees have been used in the United States as livestock guardian dogs since the 1970s.
- These dogs can stand their ground against such preditors as wolves and bears.
- Great Pyrenees were named the French royal dog by Loius XIV.
Enlil and Inanna’s Offspring
Learn a little more about Enlil and Inanna
Are they registered?
Great Pyrenees is a recognized American Kennel Club (AKC) breed and both are nearly purebred. However, AKC rules are very strict and our dogs would not be eligible. This is fine, though, since the burden on AKC breeders means much higher cost for the animal. We value the work of AKC and recognize their expertise working to preserve breed standards. We are adopting AKC standards where possible as best practices but will be able to make working LGD puppies available to other livestock owners at a reasonable cost.
Will they be bred?
Yes, we expect to breed Enlil to his bitch Inanna in 2024. We hope to make pups available to livestock owners to be used as working livestock guardian dogs.
Are your LGD for sale?
Not at this time. Our livestock guardian dogs are an important part of our livestock ecosystem and play an indispensible role is the care of our animals.
Enlil and Inanna are a breeding pair and we expect to be able to breed them in 2024. When we have pups we will make them available as working dogs. As we get closer, we will have an application process. Please feel free to connect with us now if you are interested in a pup from Enlil and Inanna.
How big will they get?
Great Pyrenees dogs can get well over 100lbs for the male and over 85 for the female according to the American Kennel Club.
What do their names mean?
Their names were given by Dave at Smallfolk Farm and come from Mesopoaian mythology. Enlil was the god of winds and storm. Inanna was the goddess of fertility and war.