The Hitching Post Family Farm
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Taking home their puppy! Chantal from FancifulFaces.com
and her family came to take their puppy home,
her daughter Natacha from France Made this very nice
Hi there! Just a quickie to
let you know Aspen is still doing great!
He is housebroken now and full of life! So much
Olivia stopped calling him Crayon, too, which makes
easier on him I'm guessing! People still are
impressed with him when
they see him. One of my older neighbors keeps
when he sees him. So thanks again! He still
is chowing down the vitamins
everyday- that, with his Wellness food,is making his
coat very reflective in the light.
Take care! Patrick
Here is a picture of Olivia with Aspen
(or Crayon- she is one determined little girl!).
She wanted to sleep with him last night in his crate!
Thanks again for the beautiful
pup- he gets lots of attention,
and I had to write down your email address for a
couple people already!
Dear Steph and Len
I just wanted to thank
you for Norman, he is wonderful. My wife and I did not
know what to do when our first Pyr had to be put to
sleep in August of 2008.
We only had him for six years
but we loved him like a child.
He was the sweetest most
devoted, smartest dog we had ever known.
met him loved him and he inspired a number of our
friends, family and
even strangers to get a great Pyr
for themselves. Over the years we
discovered the gentle
intelligence, and loyalty we
treasured in him were qualities shared by the breed.
used to joke that the great in Great Pyrenees
was for his personality, not his size. When we
lost him we where crushed.
At first we swore we
would never own another Great Pyrenees because it hurt
so much to lose him.
I spent a year trying to find
another breed that might be able to fill the hole in our
The more I looked the more I realized nothing
else would do, but I did not know where
we might find a Pyr from someone we could trust. The issue with our
first Pyr was poor breeding,
and though his heart was
great and perfect, his genes betrayed him and us.
Shortly before Christmas of 2008 I was searching breed
sights and having no luck finding what I was looking
for. Everyone was pushing their grand prizes, blue
ribbons and show credentials.
I just wanted a puppy
with a sweet Pyr temperament, and a long history
of good health: one born in a loving environment, maybe
with some farm or herd dog instincts. I was Googeling
and found the “Hitching Post”. I had searched the net
before looking for Pyr pups but not for years and
not familiar with the “Hitching Post”. So I checked it
My first impressions
where very favorable; the pictures of all the healthy
happy dogs and people
loving on them made me feel
comfortable with the set up and the people.
I read their philosophy on raising and breeding Great
we began to suspect we had finally
found some folks who shared our love of the breed.
folks did not write about Blue ribbons and dog shows and
were not interested in trying
to impress every one with
your paper work.
(Though you do have some impressive
bloodlines at the Hitching Post.)
You shared our love
of the Pyr temperament and personality, and rather than
conformation and standards you stressed your
success at producing dogs that are healthy, happy,
have great temperaments. I have to tell you; we were
You people understand what the Great
Pyrenees are all about.
Pyr’s are not about ribbons and
looks. Oh yeah, they are beautiful,
but to us they are
a family member. Loyal, protective intelligent, and
trustworthy; these are the first adjectives I think of
when I contemplate
the Great Pyrenees. It is the Pyr
temperament and personality that we fell in love with.
Then when we spoke to you folks, we found you
understood and shared our concern
for the breeds health
When we meet Peanut, our puppy Norman’s sire, we were
Yeah, we know the big guy has champion blood
lines, and great conformation,
but in our book that
doesn’t hold much water. When we met him, and felt his
and got a sense of his temperament we knew
we had found people that understood
what we wanted in a
puppy and could produce for us such a quality
We were right. Norman is the best!
~ Joe and Angie "Equine Resources"
Thomas would like to share pictures of Juliette
(Romeo and Miyah 2009 baby)
If you would like to see more see the following link.
Juliette with her new kitten Jonah!
Updated photo of Thomas and Juliette Summer 2010
Thomas Teaching Juliette the art
of being a Pyr
"Juliette tries to make a deposit
but they wouldn't let her open an account.
We instead got biscuits...
Hi Stephanie and Len,
Juliette is doing great at the farm.
She eats very good and gets away with pushing Thomas
from his food.
Gaining about a half a pound a day and getting in
trouble more then once. The sanitation department
is going well too. Only a few accidents and mostly me
to blame for not paying attention.
And yesterday she finally figured out the doggie door.
Now she goes in and out all the time
whenever she wants.
She's such a smart dog: when in doubt, she looks at
Thomas and copies what ever he's doing ha ha.
She can now walk in town with us on the leash and
again, copying his behaviour.
They are such eye catchers, walking like model dogs in
The first weeks, I had her with me all the time when
I had to go work at customers homes.
She accepted the van as her second home right
away and can ride for hours with me.
This week I left Juliette for one day in Thomas care at
home. ( I had to) No problems what so ever
and the house was still standing too.
I am - and I guess Thomas is too - extremely happy
She's a model for character and brains and of course
beauty and charm.
But there's no surprise actually and here is why:
On my first visit to your farm, I saw immediately
how much you both care for your animals
and that you truly love them. Dogs or any animal
will radiate that love back and that's
what I experienced, meeting all you dogs. All
your dogs were so amazingly friendly and huggable.
They were also very comfortable in their (very clean)
That made me confident in your qualities as a breeder
and decided right then to pursue a puppy
from your farm.
I realise now too that your profession is not all
that easy. When you love your dogs, you get
attached to them and how can you let them go to new
unknown places? That seems to me
the hardest part.
Noticed also that Juliette knew her name already
when I came to pick her up.
You must have been training her on that name in the
Well, the good part is that you could come and visit us
any time you like or go
on line and see the pictures and video.
There you can see how skilful Juliette is in pulling
It was a good day when we met and with a wonderful
Thank you again so much for letting me have her. She's
more than I hoped for.
(Romeo and Miyah baby 2009)
HI Stephanie and Len,
Thought you might enjoy a photo of our little
She is the best puppy ever and we love her
She is sleeping wonderfully at night and doesn't
whine much at all.
We're still working on the house training- it's
hard with the kids as they are not as vigilant
in watching her when she's out and about in the
The cats are starting to get over the fact that
she is now a member of the family. |
They were very unhappy about her arrival! She
would love to have them play with her and she
engage them daily, but so far...not
interested! Can't thank you enough for such a
She is so smart and is growing by the minute I
think! She was great in the car on the way
home and seems to like everyone she meets. Hope
you are all doing well and hopefully
enjoying a little puppy break! Thanks again.
We'll keep you updated on the adventures of
Hi. Thought I would
write and give you a quick update on Patience
send a couple
She is very...well, patient. As you can see from the photo
to take a nap at the vets. She is also
Every person that comes
up to her,
which is a lot as she is the only pyr in
town, gets her full attention,
plenty of kisses.
As of now she is basically housebroken.
Only accidents that happen are
aren't paying attention. Guess we need more
She sleeps through the night in her crate
without any issues.
She loves playing with
our 3 year old. They are always following
each other around.
She even likes stealing his stuffed animals
from his bed!
Where you find one of them, the other is
Really cute. We are extremely happy with
Brenda has even been looking at your sight
at your new litter.
I have to keep telling
It's our first dog, and any mistakes we make
in training I don't want to do to another
I'm sure she would love a playmate, but not
Thank you for such a wonderful
we couldn't be happier with her.
next time we will be able to go out
there and get the dog. I would love to see
the farm. Anyway,
I will try to email in
month or so, with another update.
again! Aaron and Brenda
Stephanie, I wanted to send you this
picture of Juliet and the new cria.
The cria's mother will
not let the dogs come anywhere near the
Juliet decided she was going to let
Maya(mother) know that she was
not going to harm the baby. Juliet did
not move a muscle when Maya came over.
After Maya left the baby came to visit
I was able to get a picture of the two. Beth
Stephanie, Sending you some
pictures of Romeo, Juliet and Snow Lily.
Our first cria was born on April 21st. The
dogs have been very protective of the baby.
I can hardly take any pictures without those
two interferring. Ha!
Romeo is huge!!!! I took his picture after
brushing his hair. He is probably getting
close to 150lbs.
He is a big boy. Juliet is still sweet.
She smiles all the time.
The dogs have not
had any intruders around the property to
test their skills.
They work all night and
sleep all day.
They are so funny when we give them rawhide
They have so many hidden around the
pastures. All of sudden Romeo will walk by
with a bone.
That's when wrestle mania
occurs with Juliet.
In the mornings, Romeo will take his dish
out in the pasture and lay by it.
I guess he is ready to eat. When will we
need to think
about adding another dog to our farm?
I know when the dogs get to a certain age
you want to bring a puppy into the mix.
Hope all is well with your family.
Beth - Song Of The Suri Ranch
Hitching Post Brothers
Maddy and Peanut babies
(Monte 2-08 and Matteo 3-09)
Hi Stephanie, it took a couple of
days, but the brothers,
Monte and Matteo are good friends now.
We love the wrestling matches every night
Aren't we cute!
Taking time out to smell the flowers with Mom!
Yost Family~Larwill, IN
Jeff, Jennifer and Samson
The Love of My Life
The pictures were taken last fall! Since then
we've moved and Samson has a huge yard
to run and play
in with deer to fend off and a little sister (Delila) to
look out for.
He's gained 15 lbs since those pictures
were taken and he keeps growing!
He's definitly filling
out. He weighs 108lbs @ 15 months
and he's really been a blessing. He's so protective of
me. And he's Jeff's best friend.
I just wanted to give you an update on our Roxie. She is
the sweetest thing
and we love her so much. Her and our other dog Brody are
She just went to the vet today. She is 4.5 months and
weighs 55lbs and the vet said
she is a very healthy girl. We have decided we will
never own a dog that is not a great pyrenees again:)
Tammi and Wendy
We wanted to let you know
how happy we are with Justice.
He has such a sweet
disposition. He almost never barks and was
trained in just a few
days. He gets along great with the kitties
everyone comments about how beautiful he
He is almost four months now and has been such
a joy to have.
Justin & Tequila
Hi Len &
Stephanie - This is a picture of Diamond, at 3 1/2
She is like the energizer bunny and is just
a lovable addition to our family.
She is great with
the kids and prances around the house everywhere they
She loves being outside and enjoys playing in the snow.
Thank you so much for our beautiful girl!!!
The Pahls - Lake in the Hills, IL
Whitesell family visit from Anchorage, Alaska
to pick up "Cash"
Dear Mom Pearl and Dad Peanut,
kids thought that it would be a good idea if I wrote
to you back at the farm
and let you know how I am
doing. Yesterday was my 5 month birthday...and I
weigh pretty close to 70 lbs !!
I had my surgery
last week to get neutered, and am doing just great !
I couldn't be more happier,
I love my new home and
my new friends. Life here in Valparaiso is
Last week we got over 10" of Lake effect
snow...it was so much fun,
I just ran and
jumped and ran and jumped.
My Shetland Sheepdog
friend had a hard time getting through it,
human Mom had to dig a path for her in the snow. Not
for me !
I ran all over the yard.
The windier and
snowier, the better.
I can't wait until we get more. My Sheltie friend and I have a lot of fun playing
The first pic I sent is of her and I relaxing in the
back yard. The second pic is one of me
soccer ball These pics were taken when I was just
over 3 months old.
I still enjoy soccer, but
relaxing is really more my speed.
I love to spend
time with my kids. In the morning I wake them up to
go to school,
helping our human Mom get them out of
bed. They love it when I poke their bellies with my
and try to climb into bed with them. I miss
them when they are at school.
I really like to go for rides in our van, my
favorite place being Dunkin' Donuts.
out if I stick my big head close enough to the drive
they will give me a Munchkin donut,
usually all the time. The girls at the coffee stand
love to give me
treats when we visit there as well.
They think I'm so big, they say I just keep growing
and growing !
My kids like that I am so big...I like
to go and sit in the middle of the family room,
Eventually all 3 kids
will hug and pet me,
and I just sit so still and let them. They are very
gentle with me,
so I am very gentle with them.
like to rough house with my Sheltie friend, and even
though she is only 10 lbs, she really gives me
for my money ! I'd love to play with the 2 cats that
live here also,
but I don't think they really want
to play with me.
That's ok, with the other dog and
my 3 little people, there is plenty to do.
I hope all is well with you...have a very Happy
Pyr friend of the Allen's
King at Mishler's Tiara Farm
Queen and King
Hi Stephanie & Len,
Here is a picture of Winter and Simon sharing
dinner one day. As of our Vet visit last
Wednesday for her next set of shots, Winter
weighed in at 22.5 lbs. She is such a good
puppy. Sleeps almost the entire night, lovable,
good natured, great listener and extremely
bright. She already knows how to come to Marie
when called once, even from another room in the
house. She goes for walks every day, and
we have a small kiddie pool that she and Simon
love to splash around in. We are enjoying
our new member of our family so much.
Hope all is going well for you.
Tom and Marie - IL
Yakszu and Morgan Family
I thought you might enjoy this picture I snapped
of Sasha yesterday. One of our chicks has
decided Sasha is her new mom. She follows her
around everywhere. It is too cute!
Sasha Lee is great! Words cannot describe how
much we love her. She is a dream puppy to own. I
have never been around anything but sporting
breeds so to raise a pup that actually lays down
is wonderful! She follows all of us around like
a shadow and if she's outside by herself, she is
content laying in the shade with the goats (whom
she loves) or just sleeping on the front porch.
She also has discovered our pond and LOVES the
water. My boys love her to pieces and brag about
their new Great Pyrenees everywhere we go.
Everyone who meets her is so impressed with her
temperament and beauty. Her eyes, by the
way, are gorgeous!
&nbShe is my little angel girl.
Sasha from Roxie and Max-2008
Here are a few pictures of Toby and Pixie. The names
seem to fit them well. They settled right in on the
ride back and are now walking fine on their leashes.
So far, no accidents and they love the woods. They
seem to be quick learners (Thank God!) and hopefully
will not get into too much trouble!
Pixie and Toby from Max and Roxies litter-2008
We have decided to name our
puppy Pearl. Barry picked the name after one of his
company's newest products:. She is adjusting
beautifully to her new home. She loves the kids and
our other 2 dogs and follows them everywhere. They
are all getting along just great and the transition
has been very smooth. She is such a sweet girl and
we adore her. She tucked the kids in bed last night
after a busy day exploring her new home.
again we will keep in touch. ~Stadler-IN
From Roxie and Max-2008
I cannot thank you enough for breeding such a
wonderful Great Pyrenees. Sasha is just amazing.
She is sweet, outgoing and loves everyone and
everything. She shadows my two boys EVERYWHERE
they go and is getting along with the goats just
fine! She is definitely a great match for us!
Today at her vet appointment she fell sound
asleep on the exam table. Nothing bothers her!
Her check up by the way, was an A+++. My vet
said she is perfect!
Thank you again for this perfect girl. We
all love her!
The Ulitins ~Napa, CA
From Peanut and Maddy-2008
puppies are great! We have named them Hitching Post
Farms Blue (we are calling him Hitch) and Hitching
Post Farms Freckles, they are wonderful!!! They saw
my vet yesterday and got their shots and were the
hit of the day. Can't explain how much I love them
From Maddy and Peanut & Roxie and Max-2008
Samson is doing great!
He's doing very well on his leash and even
learned "lay down" and "stay" today while I was
packing. He's an amazing doggie. You
have no idea how much for me a blessing Samson is as
well how wonderful it was to find your Farm. You're
kind hearted gentle spirit has left a wonderful
impression on me. Thank you for everything and that
is much more than just being a good breeder.
From Peanut and Maddy-2008
Zuko is doing wonderful. He is now taking one on one personal training
classes and is doing very good. He loves
running through the sprinklers and playing
in the fountain in the backyard. He
currently weighs 40.2 lbs. He goes every 3
weeks for check ups and shots. He is a
great joy to us and we love him dearly. -Mendicino- CA
From Pearl and Max litter-2008
Thought I should check in with you on puppy. He is
doing great! SO much different than Charlie was. He
shy but has definitely become comfortable, he is
vocal, loving and playful. Follows me everywhere. I
have yet to figure out how to convince them that
is no secret escape door in the bathroom and that I
will come back out the same way I went in ! LOL!
. We ended up
naming him Sam because he is just a Sam. His
registered name is Winter's Frosted River Aspen. I
know it doesn't mean anything since he won't be bred
but its still fun creating them. Used names from his
pedigree as I did with Charlie. Had to reach a
more this time though!
Training is going well, he is pretty much house
trained just have accidents if I don't get to the
in time. Thanks so much!
From Missy and Peanut- 2008
Just wanted to send you an update on Colt.
He is doing wonderfully and is such a well
behaved little guy. He knows sits, come and
down. Still has "stay" to master. He and Bella
are best buds now, although for the first couple
days, Bella was afraid of him! She ran from
him, and little Colt ran right after her. It
was adorable, he just wanted to say hi and play,
but Bella couldn't quite figure out how to act
around him. It was quite a surprise, as Bella
turns into a romp and play puppy the minute she
meets another dog, but for some reason, she was
afraid of Colt! We think she just might
have not be used to puppies, as all of the dogs
in our neighborhood are fully grown. But they
play and take naps together now, and when Colt
goes into his crate at night, Bella will mosey
over and start scratching on the cage to wake
him up to play! He's absolutely precious. Thank
you again for all of you work, care and love
that goes into your program!! -the Steinmanns-MD
From Missy and Peanuts litter- 2008
Bella also from The Hitching Post
Atticus is the new protector of
all these precious "fluffy friends" there are
39 rescues in all that are cared for in the most
loving way you can imagine by Jenna Vennoy in KY.
She has a very special place in her heart for these
little ones that others could not care for or we're
mistreated. Atticus is just having a ball playing
with them and already beginning to watch over them
as he has a huge task ahead of him. Jenna
say's everything is going great and her place is now
complete with her new "Gentle Giant". Atticus is
from Pearls 2008 litter.
"The Gang Atticus is protecting"
I just want to wish you and your family a very happy
hope you all have a blessed day. Atticus is doing
wonderful! He is
just a "Prince" of a puppy. I think each day I love him
more than the
day before. He is doing so well with Puppy
been to two lessons, and he is the best behaved puppy in
class! It is
a nice small group--there are two Puggles, a Boxer, a
Pit Bull, a Toy
Poodle, and Atticus. Last week, the teacher used Atticus
demonstrate the "lie down" because he picked it up so
quickly. I was
so proud of him!! We weighed the puppies on a scale at
class, and as
of last Wednesday, Atticus weighed 31 pounds at 11
weeks--he is going
to be a BIG boy!! We go to the vet on Tuesday for his
booster, and I know they will be amazed at the clinic at
how much he
has grown! He continues to love his pack here at home,
and is still
playing nicely with them. You were right--he is a VERY
and I am so very glad that I got him and made him part
of our family.
I honestly don't believe that there is another puppy/dog
better suited for our situation than Atticus. He is just
a gem, and
then some! I could go on and on, but he continues to
amaze me on a
daily basis. I am very grateful that we have him, and
appreciative to you for breeding such a kind and loving
recommending that he was the right puppy for us. He most
and I couldn't be more pleased!
Just thought I'd give
you some Grace news. She seems to be doing very
well. Is already up to 21 pounds as of Tuesday at
the vet. She has walked up the staircase on her own
and is handling smaller sets of stairs well. Flying
up and down them may be a better description. She
has also taken to her crate very well. Was sleeping
through the night on her 3rd night and really only
cried when she needed to go potty. We've had some
successes with the house breaking, but still is
having accidents without warning.
She loves Prancer.
When we got home Sat., she was still nervous from
the car ride, but as soon as she saw him, her tail
went up, started wagging and she started dancing all
over. She follows him everywhere and loves to chew
on his ears and tail. He is being patient and seems
to like her, but is trying to let her know who is
boss. Doesn't faze her one bit.
So that's the short
of it. She plays vigorously and loves to give
kisses. The vet and everyone has loved her, and of
course, we do too! She definitely gives lots of
opportunity for getting some funny shots.
Grace meets Prancer
Grace from Missy's litter- 2008
Magic is now retired and living
life to the fullest with retirees George and Ann in
Indiana.. He loves them dearly and continues
to be a faithful companion.
I got a GP from you three years ago, and I’m
writing to you to tell you
is the best dog in the world! I got him a
rescued GP about 6 months
Ago, and she had some aggression issues, so
sadly I had to take her back…
I have attached a picture that was taken the
summer before last…
He’s a great companion and very smart…and
Lilly and Megan Christmas 2007 from Indiana
Isabelle with her 2 favorite girls at
Eli is doing wonderfully!
We just got back from our first trip to the cabin
him, and let me tell you, this guy LOVES the water.
He only likes to go in far enough so his feet are
touching the ground, but he spent HOURS out there
playing in/on/around the beach area.
Guinness and Eli are best of friends, and I just
believe how big he is. We often call him Mr. Grey
time to time due to his fleece collar you gave him,
and the constant color of his coat!! He loves to
in the mud!
Now that Eli has developed qutie a personality I
would say he
must be so similar to what Magic is like!
I think he must weigh about 60-70lbs by now, and boy
is he WIDE!
So, I just thought I would say hi. And let you know
how great he is doing. We honestly could'nt love
any more than we do. He is just spectacular, and so
-Gene & Chelsea- MN
We would like to thank
you for a truly amazing addition to our family. Our
Great Pyrenees, Isabelle (now 11 wks old), has
adjusted quite well and loves to play with our
children and our younger Pomeranian. Training has
been easy and a lot of fun. She learned to "sit"
within one training session and "lay down" in two.
"Come" is a little bit more of a challenge, but with
time she has been responding better. She hasn't had
one poop accident yet and she has learned to whine
at the door when she wants to go out.
What a treasure she is!
This breed is definitely different from any other
breed we have owned, but we are so happy we decided
to add her to the list of breeds we have had.
I have to commend you on
the way you handle your breeding program. You are
excellent at communicating with your customers and
you were always quick to respond to any questions.
It is apparent that you truly love these dogs! The
extensive amount of info you supply your customers
with proves your dedication to making sure your
puppies go to good homes and that the new owners are
able to care for them as you would. We also
appreciate the amount of time you allowed when
choosing our puppy. This is a dog we will have for
a decade or more and having the time to choose just
the right one has definitely proven to be to our
Thanks again for
everything you have done and we look forward to a
long friendship with you over the years. We will
continue to send pictures as she grows.
- The Steward Family - MI
Isabelle is doing
great at 7 months. She just got spayed last
week and did very well (weighing 48 pounds).
She doesn't even bother her sutures too much.
She has really become by buddy. She come with
me to drop the girls off at school and even
comes to pick them up. The school principal
comes out nearly every day just to see Isabelle!
We spent some of the
summer camping with our new camper. Isabelle
came with us, of course, and loved it! She just
fits in no matter what we are doing. Basically,
as long as she is with us, she's happy. She is
doing better with the anxiety. I'm sure if she
had it her way, we'd never leave.
She is so
beautiful! I have to say, she is the most fun
to own. EVERYONE is interested in her and stops
to ask us questions. I just love it!
Isabelle- 7 mths (from Sugar and
wanted to write a quick note to you with an update
on Isabelle. She is simply the BEST! Recently, I
have been going through some health problems with my
heart. I was taken to the hospital and had to stay
the night (the doctors are unsure what the problem
is). Since the day I returned home, Isabelle hasn't
left my side. If I am in bed for the day, she is
laying right next to me. What a wonderful guardian
angel I have. The first morning my husband had to
go to work after I returned home, she jumped up on
the bed and just starred at me. I am so lucky to
have her in my life. It's like my best friend
wrapped in a white fur coat! As you can see from
the pictures, she is a solid part of the family and
(unlike any other large breed dog I have owned) she
is allowed on our furniture! Somehow, her warm
heart melted mine.
Isabella at 10 mths
Avalanche owned by Jessica and Jammar- KY
(puppy out of Meg and Kovu)
almost 1 year
We just wanted to thank you for
the most wonderful companion we could ever ask for.
Mica has brought so much to our family. She goes
just about everywhere with us and everyone wants to
take her home with them. My dad never wants her to
leave his house. She loves to take walks, as long as
they aren't too long. We took her to walk in
the french quarter in New Orleans. We did have to
keep stopping so she could rest but she did love it.
She got so much attention. She did show her guardian
instincts. She has NEVER had an accident in her
kennel or in the house since we received her. She is
very well behaved. She still loves to chew and chew
everything. When she gets too excited we can calm
her down by scratching her belly. That makes her
calm down instantly. Again thank you soo much for
the best dog in the world.
The Picou Family.-LA
We just wanted to let you all know how Lela
is she is about well really close to 5months old and
weighs in at 63lbs. Hopefully she will be really big. We
love her to death though she has become such a big part
of our family I don't know what my wife would do with out
her. She's been really healthy she will be getting spayed
here next month but other than that nothing major. Her
hobbies are digging, digging and more digging and chewing
but she also love the beach and the sand she likes the
water but not when its coming in fast only when its calm.
She's so great thanks so much for our wonderful monster as
our parents put it. -Mix-FL
I just wanted to
pass some photos along of Sampson. He is getting
bigger everyday and having a great time with kids (Dylan
and Skyler)! His training is coming along well and
he has a few commands down. His housebreaking has
really progressed. We just got a lot of snow
so he and Sadie (our Elkhound) have been having a great
time outside. He still has a puppy look but the bark
of a full grown dog. Thanks again for the wonderful
puppy. We will send you more photos as he continues
to grow. Thanks Again - Matthew & Correne - NJ
retired this fall and found her new home in Kentucky along
with her son Napoleon guarding Alpaca's on the Davidson
farm. Both are doing great and loving their new
Thought we would drop you a line to let you know
that our "Oso" is doing great! Oso
is very healthy and is loved by everyone he meets.
We walked in our local Christmas parade and everyone
wanted to buy him. Attached are some pictures
taken recently. He totally completes our family!
Oso helping out at the vets office
Madison is the most wonderful dog! He
is a trickster but so loveable. He loves to pick an
item that doesn't belong to him and race off to his kennel
to hide it or chew it. Last night he found an old
newspaper and took in his the kennel to shred it. He
also loves to gather tree branches (some are 6 feet long)
and he carries them up on the back porch. He is
growing rapidly and learns quickly what he is supposed to do
or not do. He is the best puppy we've ever
Madison at 4 mths
Madsion at 6 mths.
Madison at 10 mths.
New additions from the HP- Ella and Anna
Ella at 9 months
Anna at 9 months
It was great to hear from you. I hope your holidays
were as happy as ours. Bear is doing great. He follows
me everywhere. He is such a sweetheart!! He was 32.8
lbs at his last vet appointment at 12 weeks and has
definitely gained since then. My mother says he looks
like he doubles in size every time she sees him!!
II appreciate everything you did for us, and just want
to thank you. I know I was really unsure of getting a
pup through the computer because you never know if
someone's just scamming you-there was already one
review! on puppy find and you had so many
testimonials on your website that I took a chance
& now I'm glad I did.
-Heather Love- Canada
Shari and family,
Thom and I want to wish you a very joyous holiday season!
We hope you are all doing well. I am attaching a recent
pic of Bosley and Murphy. They are the best dogs - real
pals and we enjoy watching them romp and play together.
This past spring our city opened an off-leash park where they
can play with lots of other dogs. Bosley is very social
and playful, Murphy somewhat shy, but both well behaved.
Thanks for such great companions.
Have a wonderful New Year!
-Debra and Tom- MN
Laila at 14 mths from New
Jersey with Santa- 2006
"Lovely Lilly" with the Olson kids Christmas
2006 in new Jersey
I have good news! I am now the proud owner of a
Pyrenees, who thinks he is a lap dog. No Kidding.
You know how we played the leave him alone game? Well,
I went back to that but stepped it up a little and
started giving him the cold shoulder. You know, before
I wouldn't bother him but I would talk to him and
such. This time, I didn't. I totally ignored him.
Couple days of that and he started coming out and
sitting by me within a few feet, I ignored him. Then
he started coming right up to my side and not to let
him win to easily I still ignored him and would walk
away. Then he started to follow me around, although
maintained a certain distance.. so I continued to
ignore him. We played this game for a few days and
then the other night as I was sitting on the floor I
had Toby in my lap. Charlie came up and sat down right
beside me and I looked over at him, he looked away. So
I turned myself around so that my back was to him and
he finally snapped. He walked around the front, stuck
his nose under Toby's butt and pushed him out of my
lap and crawled in and started to lick my face. It
just floored me!
Now he is following me around the house, comes when I
call him, leans against me when I am stopped and
competes for lap time. I am having a little bit a
jealousy going on from Toby, but we will ok.
And training, I don't say a word to him. I just hold
both sides of his face and push him (gently) back or
down or in the direction he needs to go and it is
working. He is going to the door and barking when he
wants out, staying down from jumping up and will just
place one paw up on your leg. Everything.. show him
once or twice, he has got it and we move on to the
next thing. I think because we were working on these
things before and he knew what I wanted but now it
matters to him that he is doing the right thing.
Anyway, I can't tell you how nice it is to finally be
able to see his personality. He is just so loving, and
such a big baby. He has come around with everyone. My
daughter likes to lay on the floor and watch TV and
will go and lay down across her back and start picking
at her hair or some other silly thing.
He is just so wonderful and is turning into everything
I imagined he would be.
And thanks for our baby. We are going to be just fine.
"Winters Magic Nickel"-Charlie
Charlie loves soaking up some rays!
Charlie 72 lbs. at 7 mths.
Charlie at 10 mths.
Charlie at 18mths
was a miracle that day I found your website. It had
not been very long since we had lost our Pyr. Emily.
One day we came for a visit to see your place and visit
with the dogs. We loved it as soon as we could see
it down the road. Our visit went well and we we're
so impressed with how good all the dogs were. When
we came we knew we wanted another Pyr. but before we had
left we had made plans to get 2. One from Irene's
litter and one from Sugar's litter. After the puppies
were born we made several trips with our grandkids to
visit with the puppies. One visit our son came along
and they reserved a puppy as well. The grandkids
just love your place, they would take all the puppies if
Lilly and Megan are 85 lbs. now and will be 1
yr. in Feb. and March. We have a quite a group in
bed with us every night including our little dog!
Thank you for all you do to bring happiness to
people with your dogs, we would refer anyone to
Gandalf, out of Roxie's 4/14/05 litter is doing great.
Such a big, beautiful,
great with Bella, she caused quite a stir, as everyone
can't get over how adorable she is. When we
brought her into the room to show everyone before
dinner, they all let out an unanimous "Awww"..
haha She's doing great with crate training, and
loves tugging at the newspaper whenever someone's reading
it, lol. Happy Holidays!,
"Bella a true Colts Fan!"
Bella at 7 mts.
awhile since we last updated you guys on Bella
Rose. She's doing absolutely wonderful. Now that
she's getting older, she has become our giant
lapdog. lol She follows all of us everywhere,
even if it's just to get up to get the remote! Her
guardian instincts are blossoming as she must know
where everyone is at all times, and lays down for
the night in a location where she can see everyone
and the front door. She LOVES to cuddle and curls
up in our laps the minute we sit down. Even if
someone's sitting on the floor, she'll come up and
lay her head down in their lap. She loves everyone
she meets and is very gentle and nurturing around
children. She's absolutely precious and we would
like to thank you and your family again for all of
your hard work, love and care you put into your
Bella at 10 mths.
Bella at 1 year
Hi and Happy Holidays, Shari!
This is just a note to let
you know that Anniebel is the Queen of our hearts.
Both of my sons and their wives want to "babysit"
her. And, of course, my husky, Troika, is absolutely
in love with her. Picture this --- I look down the
hall to the living room and see Troika lying on the floor
(facing one direction) and Anniebel straddled across his
back trying to bite his waving tail. If that wasn't
a Kodac moment I've never seen one. It's wonderfully
brisk and cool here, and Troika has taught Annabel all
about going out for potty, etc. She goes out after
every "play engagement," meal, naptime (she just
collapses in the kitchen for naps a couple times a day,
and I gently put her in her crate where she sleeps like
the baby she is,) and she is doing beautifully. She
has met the Pekinese next door (my neighbor and I have a
gate between our properties) so Anniebel goes over there to
visit each morning for a bit, while Troika waits by the
gate for her to come back.) In short, her social
calendar is full and she is Queen!
-Mary Jo Perkins- VA
Anniebel is tall, beautiful, healthy, and loving
beyond any dog I've ever known. Her best friend is a
German Shepherd puppy (5 months old, now, who spends
her days and nights with us while her mom works. One
night the pup was crying in her sleep on my couch.
Anniebel got up on the couch and literally cradled the
pup with her body, put her big paw gently over the
pup's legs, and rested her head on the pup. I've
never seen such tenderness in a dog. Thank you and
are a few pics of Clipper--thought you might like an
update. He's doing great. Our vet loves him.
He says Clipper has a wonderful temperament and looks
perfect. Last week the vet said, "Where did you
get this dog again?" Of course, I told him.
He said you must have some really good dogs.
usually accompanies me through the day, at the office, at
home with the fam, or waiting in the Jeep during
miscellaneous appointments. Susie and the girls love
him. He faithfully keeps an eye on the girls (Emma
4, Mary 1). He hates when they go behind closed
doors. He even stands watch during bath time.
characteristics Clipper demonstrates are exactly the
reason we choose the Pyrenees. He is very friendly
with people yet not obnoxious. Everyone comments how
soft he is. He loves the girls. He is calm.
He is devoted, attentive, and quite obedient. He
fetches--kind of unusual for a Pyrenees I hear. He
lays at the center-point of the house where he can watch
the two big rooms and the hallway to the bedrooms.
He housebroke well. He rings a large jingle bell on
the door knob when he wants out.
for Clipper! The Bergs-OH
Picking up Clipper at The Hitching Post
Clipper with Emma
Clipper at 4 mth
Clipper and Mary
out of Meg and Kovu, at 17 months, we are very happy
with our choice and wouldn't trade her for the
world. -Ellis- KY
Dear Shari and Wallace Family,
I can’t believe it’s Korbelle’s 1st
Birthday already (September 25th). I
have included several photos for you to see how
much she has grown.
My daughter entered Korbelle in our local county
fair through 4-H. She took a blue ribbon (1st)
in obedience, a red (2nd) in
showmanship, and a blue (1st) in the
costume class. Morgan dressed up as Little Bo
Peep and Korbelle was her sheep.
Korbelle has completed her puppy, basic and
advanced obedience classes. She has also done
some agility work at our trainer’s facility.
Korbelle did really well with the tunnels, sway
bridge and large a-frame. She didn’t like the
teeter-totter. In November, I am having Korbelle
tested to be a therapy dog. I think she should
do real well.
Korbelle will now consistently ring her bell to
go outside to go potty or to just go outside.
Korbelle has also started to develop her
guarding instinct. When people come over to our
house, she will bark at them and then come and
stand by us. When we tell her it is okay, she
will settle down and go greet them.
We camped a few times over the summer and
Korbelle has adjusted very well to the camper.
She doesn’t stay in a crate as there isn’t room
for one. She has made herself at home on the
couch or on the kid’s beds. This is the only
place she is allowed on any furniture. She also
loves the water.
Thanks again for raising such beautiful dogs.
Korbelle is just the sweetest dog and we are
glad that she is a part of our family.
The Hoffer Family
We can't say enough about Yukon. He is
gorgeous, very playful and full of life. He is
5 months old now and just started his training.
Yukon has been such a wonderful addition to our
family. I'm so glad we found your farm on the
internet, after searching and searching so many
breeders we knew that Yukon was 'the one' as soon as
we saw his picture. Shari, you were so
wonderful to do business, very organized and not to
mention always there to answer all of our questions.
I would highly recommend you and your farm to anyone
looking for a loving puppy to bring into their home.&nb-The Roach Family, AZ-
After searching for several years
to find a female Great Pyrenees that had the features
that we wanted. We finally found everything in one
beautiful package. We highly recommend The Hitching Post
Family Farm. They have been very honest, upfront and
wonderful to work with. We love them and their dogs are top
Quality. We have also just purchased a Saint Bernard from
them. I can honestly say with Shari and The Hitching Post
Family Farm, What you see is what you get. We love our Pups.s what you get. We love our Pups.
-Roark and Felicia-SC
It's Amber, I purchased a Great Pyrenees in May. I
just wanted to let you
know that he is doing great (he is already over 60#,
and very muscular), and
Dan and I couldn't be happier with Bonz (bones).
He does like to get into
everything, but we keep him busy most of the time.
He's already been
rollarblading, well he was running with us, and
camping with us. I included
some pictures of him camping and tubing down the
river with us. Amazingly,
he even fell asleep. I wanted to thank you for
the wonderful dog, we love
him sooo much, and I can't wait to get home from
work to his big tail
wagging with excitement to see me. Everyone
who meets Bonz falls in love
with him instantly. Oh yea, and we used the
name Sir Bonz Fairmont for his
papers, so we'll always remember where we got him.
You and your family
truely made this exciting time for me a wonderful
Dear Shari. It's
hard to believe that he is 12 weeks old already. He
weighed in at 30 pounds this morning.
Went for his second vet check Monday. Everything is
proceeding fine health wise. We can't get over how
intelligent this animal is. If he is only operating
at 70% of brain capacity now he may be training us
when the other 30% kicks in. The cats have adjusted
rather quickly and now tolerate him fairly well. As
you can see my male cat, Buddy, actually plays well
keep you updated on Kuvos progress periodically.
Thanks again for such a wonderful new
member of our family.
short note to let you know that Betsy and Roger are
friends now. We had to muzzle Betsy for a week until
she got used to Roger being here. Now she shares
everything with him. Even tries to herd him when I
call him and he is distracted by something and
doesn't come right away.
I am so pleased with
Roger. He has never cried, not even the first night.
He is such a good pup, so very smart. He just loves
the water too. All day long he gets in and out of
the ponds, always has mud all over him. Ha!
The only time he is clean is in the morning when I
let him out of the kennel. It amazes me how
the mud and dirt disappears overnight and he is
white and fluffy again.
I am surprised on a
daily basis as to his intelligence. It is hard
to believe that he is only 3 months old!!
He already sits when told. He usually comes when
called, does know his name. But when he is on a
mission,( a poo, or a much needed dip in the
he is determined to
finish his business first. But as soon as he has
accomplished what he wanted to do, he comes
running. I really did not expect to
have a puppy that acted more like an adult dog
as far as his behavior. All it takes is 1 no and
he leaves our things alone and plays with his
toys. I could go on and on about how
amazing he is, but you already know since you
have the parents
Well, just wanted you to
know that everything has turned out ok. I will keep
you updated from time to time. If you are ever
down this way stop and say hello.
Klondike is adapting
well with his new family. He loves the water!
have a kiddy pool that I fill up for the Border
Collies and he will jump
in and wrestle with the hose. The other day I
had the sprinkler on my
garden and he was bi-Levay- MI
little girl is sure growing up. She is a CHUNK
of pure muscle. She's really developing quite
a personality and now that she's 9 months old she
can't decide is she a teenager that needs to rebel
once in a while, or does she act like a grown-up and
cuddle and love up on us? She's too funny.
We have cuddle sessions every morning when we get
up, and every evening when we come home from work.
Then, of course, there's the romping and playing and
the times when she just has to see if she can just
mouth us one last time before she gives it up.
All of which is done while she is upside down on her
back grinning at me....She's so cool!!!
-Moss- ILhe's so cool!!
I just wanted to send you a few
pictures of Coconut and to let you know that she is
doing great. She behaves every word we say
except for those occasional days where she wants to
do what she wants. We absolutely love her and
I'm so happy that I found you. She even made
best friends with my auntie's golden retriever
Just wanted to send you a note and let you know that Sophie
was wonderful coming back home. She was so good and
adaptive as we went through each stage of our trip, and she
cried whenever she had to get out to go to the bathroom.
As long as I was in physical contact with her, rubbing her
head and talking to her, she was happy. As you can
see, she is adapting so well, and we absolutely LOVE each
other. She is eating and drinking well. She is
already guarding the cats and trying to play with my
shepherd. She sleeps at the head of my bed on the
floor and if she is on my bathrobe she is happy. THANK
YOU. It was great to be able to meet with you.reat to be able to meet with you.
Thought I would let you know
that all is well here with Brutus (aka Mud
Bucket). He loves the rain and loves
digging in some sand I have by the deck.
He ends up with it all over him. He is the
greatest! Barks to go out. He also
plays some and barks to go out then turns smiles
at you, and barks to come right back in again.
He is winning lots of hearts in the
neighborhood. He did show his territorial
side yesterday when Greg took him for a walk.
They got back and some guy with a lab walked by.
Brutus doesn't know this person, drew his stance
and let out a nasty growl. Greg was quite
surprised. Then on the other hand we went
to his brothers and he got to play with his 2
year old lab cousin Oliver. They were so
cute. Oliver just let him bite him all
over and they wrestled. They wore each
other out. He is such a joy and so sweet.
Thank you so much for raising such beautiful
dogs.ng such beautiful
Emma, our Pyrenees is a year and 3
months now (from Jolie and Buddies New Year's
2005 litter) and is such a great part of our
family! She was an inside dog for the most
part, but when the weather became cool last
fall, she whined and whined to be outside all of
the time, so she is now a part of the outside
pack! And she loves it! Our other
dogs will be in their dog shed during freezing
days, while Emma just sleeps in the center of
the yard with this "now this is the life!" look
on her big white face! She comes in every
once in a while to play with our 11 month old
daughter, as seen in the pictures, and she loves
it! Emma is always by her side when
indoors. She allows Bekah to pull at her
fur, climb over her and screech at her, and she is
such a big fluffy puppy who just loves it! She
barks more than we thought, though we were warned
when we bought her!
We have trained her
to stay quiet for the most part at night Although
the beagle, a perpetual barker, can get her going
sometimes! We don't mind her bark, and the neighbors
don't either. After all she is the "alarm" for
the neighborhood! She is 105#
now. We just love her to pieces and continue to be
thankful we got her! Thanks so much!
Indy is doing great and loves the
other Great Pyrenees here on our farm, she has just fit in
so well and we love her so much.
-Windy Ridge Acres- NC
Indy just had her first
litter and is a great mom to 7 healthy pups.
thought I would let you know Wizard is doing
great. He is huge now, weighing in at
97lb. and not even a year old. He is
larger than both of our females. But Emily
is still the boss.
Wiz is a great dog, and we enjoy
him alot. Cinderella and he have bonded and they
play all the time. He has bonded with the goats
also. He has turned out to be a very laid back
Adam and I wanted to share some pictures
of Angel with our new baby Isaiah.
Isaiah was born December 27th (also my birthday) at 4:34am
and weighed 7lbs
15oz. He is such a sweet boy and we love him so
much. Angel has been
nothing short of wonderful with him and loves him as her
own. She is so
gentle with him and we can lay Isaiah on the floor and
know that Angel will
no harm him. (but of course we still supervise them :)
Angel got to be
present for Isaiah's birth since I had a homebirth and she
the entire time and never got scared or roudy. And
ever since she has
followed me around and watched intently as I care for
Isaiah as if she is
seeing to our safety. Thank you so much for giving
us such a welcome
addition to our family!
Korbelle is a great puppy. We've had
her now for a little over 2 months and
she seems like she has always been with us. Korbelle has
disposition and has doubled in size. We are still
working on the
housetraining. It is more us now than Korbelle. She goes
to the door and
sometimes rings her bell, but we don't always catch her
in time. She only
had one accident in her crate since we brought her home
and she is able to
make it through the night. We have her enrolled in puppy
has learned how to come, sit, down, eye contact, and we
are working on
loose leash walking and stay. She is suppose to learn a
trick for class
tomorrow night. I am teaching her shake, but she hasn't
caught on yet. The
girls just love her. When their friends come over, she
is the center of
attention. On recent trips to Petco, she has also caused
quite a stir.
I wanted to let you know that our beautiful puppy
Chloe residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is doing
beautifully. I want to send you the most
recent pictures as soon as I get a free minute.
She is not only physically beautiful but has the
best personality traits. My whole neighborhood
knows her and adores her. Her face melts
hearts. She loves to walk and when she runs,
she almost seem to float in the air like a bunny.
She loves to ride in the car and I take her to visit
my daughter in Gainesville, FL (5 hours away)
without a problem. Thank you for raising such
beautiful animals. She gets along with my
other puppy, a German Shepard her age, very well.
She is no pushover and stands her ground (actually
she is the instigator many times)
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