If you guessed fur of the canine variety...you are right!
Two more Great Pyrenees came to live with us on Saturday. They came from Tim and Kim's alpaca farm down in LeSeuer, MN. A female, Fuji front, and her neutered litter mate, Bannon back. They are 4.5 years old and have been guarding alpacas for the greater portion of their lives. My goal is to have them adjust to guarding Shetland sheep and learn to love living here on Boston Lake.
But first I have to get them past the stress of moving to a new farm. I also need to finish grooming Bannon's backside. As you can see, Fuji has already been trimmed. She looks like a white lion now! Then Shachah has to accept them. He doesn't seem to mind the fixed male at all. He won't let the female come near the house though, unless she is on the leash with us. All Shachah does is bark to keep her just beyond the car park area. He doesn't seem to mind if she wanders all around the rest of the farm. So the aggression isn't very intense. I am hoping that more time...and getting Fuji spayed...will help.
For now we are rotating the new dogs through the kennel, on the assumption that they are so bonded that they will not leave the other one behind. This has been working...with the exception of Bannon following Clancy to the mill yard this morning. (about a mile away) I had to walk him home from the mill. So tomorrow morning, Bannon will have to be in the kennel when Clancy drives away. We learned early on that they will not stay in electronet. Dang! that worked so well for Shachah when he first came here.
I admit, introducing adult dogs is more difficult than introducing puppies to adult dogs. And introducing very instinctual working/guardian/territorial breeds is harder still. I am trying my best to rise to this occasion.