Soon after I got my Akbash dog, Polar Bear Yeti T. Dog, and began learning about livestock guardian dogs, I drove a friend to Albuquerque to get the plane to San Diego. On the way, I saw, on a barren hillside, far from any house, two Great Pyrenees — livestock guardian dogs — similar to Bear — and a herd of about 20 sheep. The dogs, though not technically herding dogs, were directing their flock gently from the rear.
It’s one of the loveliest things I’ve ever seen. I know Bear would like more work to do, but all she has are Dusty and me to take care of.