Next litter expected August 2021
Working livestock guardian puppies from working livestock guardian parents on our farm in Waterford, Virginia. Our puppies are born and raised on our farm for 12 weeks before they go to their forever homes. They come from active working LGD lines and they are raised with the livestock. They learn from mom starting on day one and keep learning until they go home with you.
Lifetime Mentorship for You and Your Puppy
We want to know how your puppy is doing once they has left us, and we want to offer guidance when you run into issues with your puppy. We have partnered with Baxter & Bella dog training to offer you 25% their lifetime training program. When you get a puppy from us you are also getting a relationship based on mentorship and commitment to the wellbeing of the dog. If all else fails, we will take the puppy back.
Health Tested Parents
We have health tested the parents for over 196 different genetic diseases through a genetic panel with Embark, including three prevalent breed-specific diseases. In addition to testing the parents we also offer a health guarantee for puppies within our puppy contract. Puppies come microchipped and up-to-date with all vaccines and deworming.
30 Days Free Pet Insurance
We have partnered with Trupanion pet insurance to offer our puppies and their owners 30 days of free pet insurance from the day they go home. This policy has no waiting periods, no caps, and there’s no obligation to get a full policy with Trupanion when the 30 days are up. This policy offers 30 days of coverage with a $250 deductible and must be activated by the buyer within 24 hours of taking the puppy home.
LGD Puppy Application
Please fill out and complete this application. You can also mail it to us (Kathy Ann’s Farm, P.O. Box 83 Paeonian Springs, VA 20129), just give us a call or send us a message letting us know to look for it as we don’t check our mail very often. Click here for the mail-in application. We will review your application and get back to you. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and check out our FAQ below. We encourage you to read the entire web page and do all necessary research before applying. Check out our FAQ page and read through our LGD blog posts. Click here to access the online application. Note that we have Great Pyrenees and are located in Loudoun County in Northern Virginia. We do not ship puppies but are open to potentially meeting someone.
Meet the Parents
Voltaire is a super friendly guy that loves and protects his family and stock. He has a nice fluffy coat for cuddles and a big booming bark to scare away the predators. He also has some light badger markings around his ears and all of his litters have had a mix of some puppies with badger markings and some without. Voltaire prefers to guard the poultry but also does well with the other animals. Voltaire has had OFA clearances for hip (rated excellent) and elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, and a basic cardiac exam. OFA CHIC #: 160296 Voltaire is AKC and CKC registered and in addition to mating with Calypso he is also available as a stud dog. You can access the stud dog application here. To view Voltaire’s pedigree please click here. Voltaire is 28 inches at the shoulder and fluctuates between 95-100 lbs.
Calypso is the ultimate working dog and livestock guardian. She was born in a barn and raised among her stock. She spends the majority of her time guarding sheep, goats and cows and is guarding poultry. Calypso’s best friend is our dairy cow Ella, and together they always find an adventure to make farm life more fun. Calypso has an excellent working coat and a great temperament. Calypso is an all-white Great Pyrenees and enjoys jumping in the water troughs. She is a very attentive mom and loves being around both her stock and her puppies. Calypso is 25 inches at the shoulder and is usually 80-85 lbs. During pregnancy she gains a decent amount of weight and can lose that weight while nursing. For this reason she is bred a maximum of once a year to give her body a break and recovery period.
Important Links, Documents, and BOOKS
AKC Great Pyrenees Breed Info
CKC Great Pyrenees Breed Info
Great Pyrenees Club of America Breed Info
Kathy Ann’s Farm Online LGD Puppy Application
Kathy Ann’s Farm Stud Dog Application
Mother Earth News (LGD info)
Learning About LGDs (website)
Learning About LGDs (Facebook page)
Learning About LGDs (YouTube)
Fauquier SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic (local only)
HSLC Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
Info on GVD (Bloat)
Info on Gastropexy
Books and Downloadable Documents
AKC’s Safety Around Dogs Program for Kids of All Ages
AKC Pet Safety Handbook
AKC Hazardous Plants
AKC Dangerous Products
Livestock Protection Dogs by Orysia Dawydiak & David Sims
Livestock Guardians by Janet Vorwald Dohner
Farm Dogs: A Comprehensive Breed Guide to 93 Guardians, Herders, Terriers, and Other Canine Working Partners by Janet Vorwald Dohner
Kathy Ann’s Farm Mail-in LGD Puppy Application
Kathy Ann’s Farm New Puppy Supply List
Puppy Socialization Checklist
Tick and Mosquito Borne Diseases Brochure
Lyme’s Disease and Vaccination Brochure
Prices and Fees for Fall 2021
|Price of the Puppy||$550||$550|
|Deposit to Hold Puppy||$100||$100|
|Rabies Vaccination||Approx. $20 + $10 one year local dog license||Approx. $20 + $10 one year local dog license|
|Spay or Neuter||Dependent upon weight and vet||Dependent upon weight and vet|
|Interstate Veterinary Health Certificate||Approx. $100||Approx. $100|
|Hold for 2-4 + Weeks Extra||Contribution towards food||Contribution towards food|
|Stud Fee||$350 (Voltaire)||n/a|
In addition to your puppy, we also work with veterinarians to offer services such as rabies vaccination, spay or neuter, interstate health certificates, and more. We are happy to work with your preferred veterinarian to have additional health procedures such as rabies vaccination or spay/neuter done before your puppy is brought home. Note that opinions vary as to when the best age is to get your dog spayed/neutered, it’s best to do your own research and talk to your vet to decide the best time for you and your pup. There are several low-cost spay/neuter clinics in the areas we can also try to work with. Local dogs require a dog license when they receive their rabies vaccination. For other breeders interested in Voltaire for a stud dog we have a stud fee of $350 and require canine brucellosis testing prior to breeding. Contact for details.
Notice: we are exempt from requiring a USDA breeders license because we only have one breeding pair, we raise our puppies on our farm, we sell fewer than 25 puppies a year, we do not buy animals for resale, we do not sell animals to pet stores, dealers, or research facilities, and only sell face-to-face with the dog owners. We do not ship or transport puppies, puppies must be picked up from Kathy Ann’s Farm. That being said, we still do our best to meet and exceed the USDA standards. Parents are on our property and can be met when puppies are picked up. Parents and puppies are all on a vaccination and deworming schedule, get regular veterinary care, always have access to water and shelter, are fed regularly according to our veterinarian’s guidelines, and receive appropriate exercise for their ages.