We are a small family farm and our main focus is breeding quality Nigerian Dwarf goats for milk and show, and AKC registered Great Pyrenees to protect your family and farm.
Our journey started in early 2015 with chickens (aka the gateway animal to all farm animals). I wanted to be able to provide our family (at the time 3 boys under the age of 9) with eggs from animals that we raised. Being in a rural area we began to lose chickens on a daily basis from overhead predators (hawks would take them right in front of us).
In searching for ways to provide our happy free range chickens with protection I continued to see reference to Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGD). While traditionally these dogs were breed to protect non-fowl livestock a lot of small farms have been seeing great success with their LGD in protecting their fowl.
In early 2016 we brought home our first Great Pyrenees pup, Izzy, from a chicken farm in Ohio and she melted our hearts!
While searching for a working LGD I came across many Nigerian Dwarf Goat farms that used LGDs are their main form of protection for their herd.
We just fell in love with the cuteness of the Nigerian Dwarf goats I knew we had to have some! With grand hopes to have milk, cheese, and soap (for my children's dry skin) someday we chose Nigerian Dwarf Goats to start our herd. In 2017 we added 6 does and 2 bucks from well established farms including Dragonfly Farm, Maplewood Hilltop Farm, Gibson Farm (Sugar Moon lines), and Little Tots Estate Farm. In 2020 we added some amazing milking and show genetics to our herd, they include 2 bucks from Dill's, 2 does from FeatherNScale (Sugar Moon and Old Mountain Farm lines), and 1 doe from Flat Rocks Farm. We are excited to see those little udders grow!
After having our first Great Pyrenees Izzy, and falling in love with this majestic breed we knew we had to have more...we added Everest and Oscar a few years later then came along Holly, Charlie, and Duke. In wanting to preserve a breed that was developed almost 3,000 years ago to protect sheep from predators we decided to breed health tested AKC registered Great Pyrenees. I wanted to share what my family and farm has gained from these dogs, and I also found it extremely important that a working dog (farm or family) be registered and tested so that the new owners knew what they are getting as these dogs become a great asset inside and out!
Thanks-The Caplan Family