Mike and Joe are Maremma livestock guardian dogs with a tiny bit of Pyrenees. They will be large dogs, judging by their weight and paw size. Only 8 weeks old now, they have lived at The Fat Ewe Farm for three weeks because their mother was tragically killed by a car. The puppies were able to eat and drink on their own, so they came home with me a little earlier than anticipated. For their first two weeks, they lived in a special pen behind the house, then they were moved in with the lambs. As they grow, the lambs will move in with the ewes once they are weaned and self sustaining and the ewes have dried up their milk. Hopefully, the puppies will be strong enough and smart enough to avoid the aggressive ewes protecting their lambs, since ewes and lambs can recognize each other for two years or longer. The pups will have a sanctuary pen in the event they need to escape from a rough ewe. In the meantime, they certainly have a lease on cuteness!
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