Kids N Kritters Farm's Livestock Guardian Dogs

Meet our working LGDs! For more photos, please visit our LGD Photo Gallery. Further information about Livestock Guardian Dogs can be found on our Livestock Guardian Dogs page

Name: Luka

Why? I came to the farm with my name, which can be translated to mean "light."

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Gender: Male

DOB: My exact birthdate is unknown, so my humans chose January 1, 2008.

My Job: I am dedicated to my job, watching over my herd of does. I trained Layla from a puppy, she is now my partner. I am very intelligent and love affection from my family, but am aloof and distant towards strangers. 

Photo of Luka courtesy of Rhythmic Acres

Name: Coffmans LGD Layla (AKA Layla)

Why? "Layla" was the name given to me before I came here. It means "night," perfect for an LGD who is particularly alert during the night hours! 

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Gender: Female

DOB: May 29, 2012

My Job: Luka trained me to be his partner watching our herd of does. I am sweet yet alert and attentive. I am loyal to my herd and my partner. 

Photo of Layla courtesy of Rhythmic Acres

Name: Penny

Why? In this case, "Penny" is the name I came to the farm with! 

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Gender: Female

DOB: March 25, 2013

My Job: I work with Korey to guard the does on the farm. My favorite time of year is kidding season: I love the new kids. As a rescue dog, I am nervous about people, especially strangers. I would rather stay with my livestock! 

Name: Koruma (AKA Korey)

Why? "Koruma" is the Turkish word for "Guard." My breed originated in Turkey, and guarding is my job! 

Breed: 87% Anatolian, 13% Great Pyrenees

Gender: Male

DOB: April 18, 2014

My Job: My partner is Penny, and we guard the does. I am a dominant, impressive dog who would never let a stranger touch my goats or family! However, I'm just a big baby when it comes to my own people. 

Name: Aneto (rhymes with "potato")

Why? Aneto is the highest peak on the Pyrenees mountain range, where my breed originated.

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Gender: Male

DOB: September 25, 2014

My Job: Leyrah and I watch over the bucks. I'm quick to notice if something is wrong, and will bark to alert the other dogs. I have a mellow but aloof personality. 

Name: Leyrah

Why? My name is in memory of my amazing mom. It's all the letters of her name, Harley, rearranged to make "Leyrah."

Breed: 57% Great Pyrenees, 43% Anatolian

Gender: Female

DOB: April 23, 2015 

My Job: Aneto and I work together to guard the bucks. I'm maternal and sweet, but dominant enough to be an awesome guardian! 

Name: Cavaliere

Why? My name is the Italian word for "Knight." My breed originated in Italy, and my job is similar to a knight's.

Breed: 100% Maremma Sheepdog

Gender: Male

DOB: March 23, 2017

My Job: I'm currently an LGD-in-training with my mentors Luka and Layla. Eventually I'll be Luka's replacement as Layla's partner.