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In the summer of 2019, Crockett sustained a broken leg; surgery to repair it was not successful, so the leg was amputated. He gets around well in spite of becoming a tripod late in life, but the older he gets, the more difficult it is for him to get up. Once he's up, he moves much more quickly than you might expect for a senior dog!
After a lifetime of living in the pasture as a livestock guardian, Crockett is now semi-retired. He has a cushy bed in the barn, and he is allowed to go between the pasture and our front entry area (fenced, of course). After his surgery and during his recuperation, Crockett lived in the house, and he behaved very nicely. But he was not happy living inside, and was jubilant when we took him back out to the pasture. After every meal, we let him decide whether he wants to go back to the pasture or stay in the barn. If he stays in the barn, he has an open door to our front entry area, which he likes because it's more level and thus easier for him to maneuver. From this area, we can see that he feels like he's guarding us against intruders, since this is where our front gate and driveway are. Even though it's clear he relishes THAT job, his LGD roots also pull him back to the pasture frequently, so he spends about half his time there, as part of a team of LGDs protecting our Nigerian Dwarf bucks.
If you are interested in giving Crockett a safe place to retire and feel like he is still doing an important job, please visit our website to read about our adoption process and submit your application.
Crockett has been a hard-working man for pretty much his whole life. He has guarded goats, cattle, donkeys, and horses in the past, and now lives in a pasture with our Nigerian Dwarf goats.
NOTE: Crockett is sporting a "Summer Cut" in some of these photos because his coat was so matted when he came to use that the best remedy was to shave and start over. He now has a full, long plush coat. We do not recommend shaving double-coated dogs like Great Pyrenees, but in Crockett's case it became necessary.
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