Available Puppies~

LITTER D BORN AUGUST 17th 

READY for NEW HOMES Beginning  OCTOBER 11th 

Please read first, before inquiring about one of our puppies.

ALL of our dogs are AKC registered and Breed Standard. Our breeding Pyrenees are from excellent lines in both conformation and temperament- they have also been screened and cleared as free from hip dysplasia and rated good. Our Pyrenees puppies have gone to homes as companions, therapy dogs, and many to ranches and farms as live stock guardians.                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Puppy Pricing is $800 AKC LIMITED registration, with a $250 DEPOSIT that is part of the total. . (*Deposit via Venmo, Paypal, or Check with remainder $550 due on delivery cash or Venmo.) Please contact us about full AKC registration information & pricing.

Deposit- Your deposit goes toward your puppy, and holds your choice of either male of female. Your deposit will carry over to next litter in the event that the puppy sex you want is not available. Puppy selection is done in the order of deposits. Puppy selection is done when puppies are 5 -6 weeks old, (Deposit can be applied to future litters or transferred if you suddenly become unable to take a puppy * see below)

PUPPY REQUEST- Please fill put a Puppy request form if interested. This request for is  what we do in place of an application.

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*Cascade litter will ready to go to new homes on April 17th

 PUPPIES ALL SOLD ~Cascade Litter

 Born February 19th Official AKC LITTER #WS717768    

4.5 weeks old

Severinsen Family

Ogden Family

Horton Family

Barry Family

White Female
Yellow Female
Purple Female
Green Male
Lavender Female
Red Male

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Pink Female
Scarlet Female

 Issacs Family

Horton Family

Machorro Family

Davids Family

Scarlet Female
Pink Female

All Cascade litter puppies have found forever homes!

Dam & Sire have been x-rayed & screened by licensed and experienced Veterinarian for hip dysplasia and
found clear and rated good for breeding. (receipt official OFA rating is in process but has been delayed due to Covid)
White Female

Dam ~ AKC#WS63300305

Sire ~ AKC #WS59138606

Suko getting loves.

Teen-age Suko

Suko getting loves.

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Delivery-We always prefer people picking up their puppy in person, we love to meet you and have you meet litter mates and mom. But, when that's not possible, we help arrange shipping, trying to help find you the most affordable options.. We also do deliver for free within the state of Kansas - Or for other locations-Door to door delivery by us is available and but varies based on distance. Or, we can arrange for delivery via our trusted 3rd party ground transports or arrange air delivery (We use American Airlines Air transport- & Prices range from $350 -$550 including crate- to select airports) We also often deliver free to some cities in Northern Idaho, Utah, Denver area, and Wyoming- along the I-70/80 -or for reduced fee-as we make frequent trip to see family out west. (We can occasionally met people half way as well- as we are frequent travelers,  which cuts down your cost.- I hate to see shipping be what keeps people from an amazing companion)

Training-We offer a complimentary training session for wanting training help. Those picking up new puppy (for owners who are interested) can arrange a "important basics" training session when picking up puppy.

For new owners who live near enough, we offer an additional complimentary follow up session. I strongly believe that EARLY, proper, AND consistent socialization and training is the key to a happy adjustment and smooth transition for puppy to its new home, and for a life long steady and well behaved companion.

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Contract- For those wanting the health guarantee-Please contact us to receive an email of our contracts (farm or companion) and for details of our health guarantee.

* DEPOSIT - If for unforeseen circumstances, you become unable to take any puppy-A portion of the non-refundable deposit may be returned (after time charges and fee) IF we are able to find a another buyer for your puppy BEFORE p[pies are 7 weeks of age. We have NO desire to keep your money if we are successful in finding another home for your puppy.

TUNDRA

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SEQUOIA

PICTURES of PAST PUPPIES ~ 
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Please contact us for information and for any questions. We are happy to help and love to answer questions.

We are also happy to have you come to meet our Pyrenees and welcome visitors to the farm, by appointment.

 If you'd like to join our wait list please contact us at

sunsetcreekpyrenees@gmail.com

 For detailed info on Dam & Sire see "Our Pyrenees" page. For pictures of past puppies, go to the Past litter page.

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All the Answers to Your Questions... 

FAQs

...Well a start!  We love questions and hope you have lots of questions. Please read some common questions below, and if your specific question is not answered, then email us and I will get back to you ASAP tions..

When can I bring my puppy home?

  • Puppies  go new homes between 8 to 9 weeks. They can stay here up to 10 weeks when paid in full. (Puppies in our personalized puppy program may stay up to 11 weeks with additional $350 fee training  fee (please contact for details)

  • We feel puppies should go to new homes by or before week 11 for acclimation and socialization in their new environment and before the important 12 week neurological socialization period ends.

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Can I see the mom and dad?

ABSOLUTELY! And you should. Mom & dad are fulltime farm guardians here & we want you to met them

and have a look around the farm in person.  Or if distance is too far, a FaceTime, live tour can alwasy be arranged.

Are your dogs live stock guardians or home/companion Pyrenees?

  • YES- they are BOTH! This is why we love Great Pyrenees. They instinctively guard whatever they are raised with, whether that is human or four-legged.  

  • We expose our puppies to our goats, chickens, ducks (when we have them), and cats.

  • We also live in farm country and can easily take them to the neighbors and socialize them with horses, sheep, alpacas, pigs, or cows  (see our personalized package).

  • We also socialize them with humans (and a LOT with kids) including babies and adults of all shapes and sizes. Early socialization and stimulation are what we love to do!  

  • If you want us to begin training of your Pyrenees, then opt for the personalized puppy program ($350). Puppy will stay an extra 2-3 weeks. Email us and we can talk via phone call for more information of our personalized puppy plan.

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One on One with the family inside and out.

When are Puppies Available?  

  • Current, coming litter of puppies should be available to go to forever homes around April 17th or after.

  •  We do not let puppies go before approx.8 weeks old.

  • Generally between 8-9 weeks is recommended. For full-time livestock guardians, up to 10 weeks is permissible. 

 

How much are puppies?     

  • A Deposit of $250 holds your puppy. Puppy price varies by litter but ranges between $700-$900 and includes first vaccinations**, de-worming, veterinary examination, limited AKC registration paperwork, 1 year health guarantee* (with specific feeding and raising regime) puppy culture practices, and our regarded, exceptional daily socialization - thoughtfully and intentionally done, with people, kids, animals, and a host of other experiences to prepare them to be confident, calm,  gentile guardians.

  • Our Pyrenees are from both champion and livestock guarding working lines. We are happy we can offer excellent lines/pedigrees, hand raised, exceptionally socialized puppies at a more affordable cost because we do this as a passion.

  • Please let me know if you'd like Sunset Creek Peak Pyrenees but the price is prohibitive. We love to offer a reduced cost "scholarship " per year to someone who will provide an excellent, family & farm, Pyrenees home- . 

How are puppies raised?   

  •  We love socializing.  Research shows that the first 12 weeks is critical socialization period for puppies, and they should find their forever homes ideally while still in this period. This is also why we do all we can - go to the effort to socialize daily and give them a healthy, happy, exploring, and experiencing environment.

  •  Starting at 4 weeks, puppies are moved to different areas at points during each day to maximize socialization and experiences, while still paying close attention to each developmental stage.

  •  We also follow guidelines promoted in the program "Puppy Culture" by Jill Killion for a solid foundation in temperament.

  • We use the Misty Method of early pre-house training. 

  • In addition, LGD bound puppies are rotated to a protected indoor/outdoor area in the middle of the goat field to be surrounded by livestock and pack, and then eventually, when reaching a safe age and size, free to roam with the pack and livestock where mom accompanies them.

 

 Where are puppies raised?

  • Puppies are whelped and kept inside for their first 4 weeks of life so we can easily keep a good eye on them. The whelping box is in the family room, and everyone takes turns on "puppy duty".

  • Around 4 weeks they are introduced  to the front lawn/porch. It  has a crate for early pre-crate exposure and acclimation. They also get to play with the toy mobile and see the other dogs and the cats. Here they also see visitors and get held and played with by approved visitors

  •  At 5 weeks approx., we introduce them to the outside puppy area and then the barn, and to the puppy play "field".   Puppies have an inside/outside area in the barn with their own doggie door to the outside so they learn to venture outside on their own and to manage the doggie door at an early age. The barn area shares a fence with the chicken run. The pen extends out into the goat field so they can see the livestock on 2 sides, see and hear the chickens- but still be protected.

  • The daily exposure and play we provide in different areas is part of the early socialization and stimulation helping them grow into to confident and calm adults.

  • Individual Puppy Culture exercises and the group puppy socializing session for companion bound puppies is done inside the house kitchen.

PUPPY LIST 

To be added to our puppy wait list, please email and include a return email. (make sure you enter a correct email- or we will not be able to reach you :) We only have litters usually once or twice a year, so please join the wait list to be contacted about future litters.

Porch time is a favorite time-cats, dogs, and games!

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Live Stock Fun

Socialization with the goats

Outdoor Fun
Outdoor Fun

When almost ready to go to new homes we visit sunset creek

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Fun in the Field

Alsatia litter pup rewarded with romping in the straw after mastering the doggie door

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Socialization with the goats

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 They love the puppy play gyms 

Outdoor play time & learning to use the doggie door.

Socialization in a variety of settings

 

More frequently Asked Questions

What do you feed your Dogs?

  • We feed high-quality Grain-Free Kirkland dog and puppy food and nature's domain diamond large reed puppy food. It is made by a high end dog food manufacturer for Costco and gets good reviews on dogfoodadvisor.com.

  • We rotate in Kirkland adult and Instinct Natural Dog food, Instinct, and Blue or other quality feed for variety.

  • Dogs also get whole, real foods like fresh eggs, chicken, carrots, brown rice and other whole foods when we have them.

  • We've researched this a lot! And will happily share what we've learned. Anytime time you can feed your dog REAL food, do it! We wish we had the time and resources to completely feed a raw diet. As it is, we supplement with this as much as we can.

  • We do not subscribe to the old saying of "always feed your dog the same thing or they may get an upset stomach". (I believe this may have came from the dog food manufacturers so they can keep us buying their brand), True that major, abrupt changes can upset a dogs stomach and should be done gradually, especially when stomachs are only used to one dry  food. But would you want to eat the very same dry, over baked, food every meal everyday for the rest of your life?  We like to mix it up with some variety of quality feed plus real food (including foods that aide in stomach flora) on top like eggs, chicken, rice and veggies, or scraps. real food can help your dog's digestion flora and also provide interest and variety.

  • Of curse you can feed your dog as YOU choose! as the new owner, but we ask that you feed a high quality, large breed dog food for our health guarantee to remain in effect.

Do you deliver Puppies?

  • Yes we do. While we much prefer people picking up puppies & meeting us on the farm, we understand it is not feasible always to come our way. kanas is a little out of the way! So, if needed, ground transportation is available at the buyer's cost. We also can arrange transport via air on American Airlines Pet transport/Cargo.

  • When possible, we love doing the door to door delivery ourselves, free in Kansas, or $0.55 cents a mile over that.(occasionally  we can meet halfway to save you some on delivery cost). We love meeting our puppies' new owners. Unfortunately, we don't have the time to do this for EVERY puppy of course, because we have to work around times people are picking up in person. So, our personal door to door delivery is limited.

  • We also have several trusted ground ground transport providers. You are also welcome to arrange pet transportation yourself through another service and we can give recommendations.

  • As a helpful estimate, air transport is usually around $450-$600 including crate, no matter what major airport they fly into.  

  • Ground transportation varies greatly depending on the distance but usually is $300-$700 depending on the distance. 

 

Is a Great Pyrenees right for me?

  • This is an important question to consider. I wish everyone could have a Pyrenees! Because I love them so much. ;)  Of our 30+ years together & many dogs (Vizsla, Irish Setter, Border Collie cross, and German Shepard) the Great Pyrenees is our favorite. We have loved ALL our dogs, but the mellow, sweet personality combined with slightly lower exercise needs & our farm protection needs, makes the Great Pyrenees our favorite- they fit us perfectly. But they don't fit everyone and every situation. They ARE very smart, SUPER friendly, and great guardians. But they aren't the perfect dog for everyone.

  • They require some regular brushing to avoid mats, and if you want that giant fluff ball look- occasional grooming as well (our Pyrenees have jobs as live stock guardians and rarely would see a groomer.)

  • Pyrenees are smart, but they don’t like to “do tricks” per se. You certainly can train them, but they aren’t like a poodle, anxious to do tricks and please you. They can be quite stubborn.

  • Also, you NEED a good fence. This is very important. They instinctively guard 2 square miles! and they will wander all over that "territory"  to guard you ...and all your neighbor’s property too- if not fenced well. They love to "sleep" outside at night and do guard duty- they are somewhat nocturnal. 

  • They generally stay up at night to guard and sleep more in the day. If barking will bother you, or a very close neighbor, you might reconsider, or plan to keep your Pyrenees inside at night in an internal room in the house and be prepared to train him/her well- as barking at night can be one of their challenges. We have gotten to where we don't hear the night barking and our neighbors are a half mile away. But if you live in a neighborhood and plan to keep your dog outside at night, be aware, they bark! They are doing what they do best, guarding!  They will bark at night, and if you are a light sleeper, and don't have a good noise "buffer" or have an internal room to buffer them from the outside- please consider bringing home a Pyrenees carefully.

  • They are the best guardians, but so gentle with kids and your own animals, other cats and dogs. But beware, they are not friendly with and will chase away all other critters- possum, racoons, coyotes etc. We love that they keep the coyotes, skunks, badgers, etc and other critters way- but are friendly with the UPS and mailman. Although most visitors see their size and bark and don't know that...so they are a great stranger deterrent as well. However, they are NOT an attack dog or generally known as a personal protection breed. 

Do pure breed Great Pyrenees have spots?

YES! Purebred Pyrenees can have spots. Occasionally we get this question about the markings on Tundra and the puppies.  Pure breed Pyrenees can be all white or white with "badger markings". That is standard. AKC standards for Pyrenees specifically state that that pure breed Pyrenees can have  "White or white with markings of gray, badger, reddish brown, or varying shades of tan. Markings of varying size may appear on the ears, head (including a full face mask), tail, and a few body spots. The undercoat may be white or shaded. All of the above described colorings and locations are characteristic of the breed and equally correct".  A puppies badger markings can be very dark and prominent. However, most badger markings will fade mostly or almost completely by the time the puppy is 4-6 months old. So if you like those cute markings as a puppy, remember your adult dog will not look the same - most markings become so faint they are hardly noticeable. However, badger puppy markings that cover the full head and are very dark, will NOT completely fade and will still be visible, however markings will look very different than they do as puppies. See the pictures of our Tundra as a puppy and as an adult and you will get an idea.Tundra had a full head of dark badger markings. As an adult the markings in that form are gone, but she still had markings across her nose and eyes that appear like someone got her with a magic marker! Or sometimes someone asks if her face has some dirt on it. :) We love the all white and the badger Pyrenees a like. Some may have a preference, and we get some more requests for "all white" Pyrenees. We are aware many like this look.  But be aware, while some badger markings are visible in adulthood, most Pyrenees are all white at adult hood even with badger markings as a puppy. And those badger markings are an important part of the breed standard and health preservation. We purposely included both badger and all white Pyrenees on our farm. Breeders who selectively and progressively breed all white to all white over generations to eliminate the possibility of badger marked puppies, are also are in danger of eliminating genetics of good health and vigor. Research shows that breeding successively for all white increases the risks of genetic diseases. So we love our badger puppies.