Mint was born on our farm to Bella and Beau. We did not originally plan to keep him, but we saw him bonding well to all of our animals and quickly becoming a strong asset to our livestock guardian team. Plus he was a super sweet puppy who enjoyed affection with people and the other puppies and dogs.
After much thought (and consultation with others who have had decades of experience with Great Pyrenees) we decided to go with our hearts and keep this sweet boy on our farm. Eventually Mint’s dad started becoming aggressive toward him (which is not uncommon with two intact male Pyrenees), so we keep our two males in separate areas. As long as there is a fence between them they are both content.
Mint has an easygoing personality gets along with all the people and animals on our farm. He even won over our cow Moonbeam, who didn’t tolerate any other dogs getting near her before Mint convinced her that dogs were okay after all.
Mint has grown into a fantastic nursemaid guardian, aware of his surroundings and attentive to all of our animals. He is our largest dog and has a deep, intimidating bark, even though he’s a big teddy bear with people.
Mint as a Puppy
See more photos of Mint on Instagram at #mintofbetterwiththyme