Have you ever heard of “Bert-Day”??? Me either! Well, that’s probably because Cale made it up! We found out we were finally getting a puppy in January. After a year, we finally found the right puppy, a great pyrenees.
WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM!!!
How big is our puppy you ask?
When we picked him up from the wonderful place he was born, he weighed about 20lbs. At the end of March we took him to the vet, and he weighed 24lbs! Last week he went in for his last round of his puppy shots, his rabies shot, and the next round of heartguard and nexguard (flea/tick), and he weighed a whopping 38 POUNDS! In 3 weeks he gained 14 pounds!!!
How big will Bert get?
Around 120 pounds! Cale and I both love extra large dogs, and hope to get more in the future, and we are happy that Bert is the first addition to our family and farm!
Never heard of a Great Pyrenees?
They are called the livestock guardian dog, and are naturally nocturnal. They make great farm dogs, and do well when they are kept busy guarding livestock such as sheep or chickens.
Do we have sheep or chickens?
Currently, no. Eventually, yes!
Why a Great Pyrenees puppy?
We wanted a somewhat lazy farm dog, that would keep an eye out for predators such as coyotes. We have cows that have calves that don’t know how to protect themselves when they are very young. Pyrenees are also a great family dog. When we do someday have children, Bert will be a great guardian and lovable pup for them!
Why the name Bert? Will the next dog be named Ernie?
Hah, well we have several reasons for the name Bert, but I have one big reason for going with this name. That reason is that I wasn’t exactly thrilled with naming one of our future kids with the name Bert, but Cale seemed to think it was perfect. So what do I do? Say “YES” to naming our puppy Bert! If you are a ‘Friends’ fanatic like Cale and I, you will also remember an episode that they use Bert as a code name, and it’s pretty funny!
Also, yes will most likely name the next XL dog we get, Ernie. Why not?!
I’ll leave you with some adorable pictures of Bert!
Does your farm dog help you out on the farm? Do you have a great pyrenees?? Share your stories with me in the comments!