If you picked up the November issue of Dogs Unleashed, you probably saw “Working Like a Dog,” the amazing article by LeAnn Secord. LeAnn and I spent some time with Lori Anderson, whose 10 Great Pyrenees guard her herd of alpacas on an Ada farm. That’s right: 10 Great Pyrenees! These dogs were massive, beautiful and most of all, serious about doing their job. They actually split up into shifts, guarding the alpacas 24/7 from predators like coyotes and disease-carriers like deer. Although these dogs live like pets (and eat like kings) when their shifts are over, they are true working dogs at heart–instinctually doing the job they were bred to do.

If you enjoyed that article, here are some additional outtakes from our day at the farm.

great pyrenes at farm entrance, grumpy pups pet photography

great pyrenees at fence gate, grumpy pups pet photography

alpacas in doorway of blue barn, grumpy pups pet photography

great pyrenees walking in front of alpaca herd, grumpy pups pet photography

great pyrenees cools off in front of fan, grumpy pups pet photography

alpaca peeks through gate, grumpy pups pet photography

great pyrenees and jack russell terrier in doorway, grumpy pups pet photography

great pyrenees swimming in pool, grumpy pups pet photography

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Springer spaniels in a field of Michigan wildflowers

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