Great Pyrenees / Maremma Sheepdog / Mixed (long coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : X-Large
Interested in adopting?
Bobby's mom is a Great Pyrenees/Maremma who has spent her life as a working livestock guardian dog, first in Kansas and later in Texas. Bobby was raised with goats, and had some exposure to chickens, but always seemed more interested in playing with the other dogs than in protecting the livestock. We moved him into the house for some basic training, such as how to walk on a leash, as well as crate-training and house/potty-training. He also got a refresher course in good manners around chickens. He did really well with all of these changes, but didn't really seem HAPPY in the house, so we moved him into one of our paddocks. Bobby seems happier living outside, but will come in the house if that's what you ask. He has good guardian instincts as far as walking the perimeter and barking when he hears coyotes. We think the best home for Bobby might be as a family guardian on a small homestead, where he can live outside, but be allowed to come inside during thunderstorms, which frighten him. He is very shy on meeting new people, so he needs an adopter with the patience to earn his trust. He also needs secure fencing that is at least 5' tall. He hasn't challenged the fencing at Windsong Ranch, but because of his skittishness with strangers, we don't feel safe putting him in a new home with fencing shorter than 5'. Once a fearful dog goes over the fence, it can be almost impossible to get them home again.
If Bobby looks like just the companion you need in your life, please submit your application at www.bluebonnetrescue.org.
More about Bobby
Good with Dogs, Good with farm animals, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Timid, Intelligent