Frontier Guardians provides excellent Guardians dogs who protect families, flocks, & farms.
Having two litters of pups born in a three and a half day span is a chore, but it has provided for a very interesting study to see the differences between a Sharplaninatz mother and a Caucasian mother. In fact the way that they birth the litter is completely different as well. These two dogs look similar, and they have similar characteristics but they are definitely different animals. The Shar female Eos, delivered her 10 pups very swiftly, about 15 to 30 minutes between pups. Within several hours her pups were all birthed and she was cleaned up and ready to go. She was an extremely attentive mother and was very active with her pups. The CO female, Thea worked for thirty hours to deliver her pups. Many were born with two being within 30 minutes of each other, and then it may be 3 hours to the next one. Her last pup was born 5 hours after the first ten; he was our late arrival. Labor was much more tiring for the CO than the Shar, and the length of time certainly plays into that, but it seemed more of a strain. Ultimately she did very well, and is caring for her eleven pups with lots of milk. All 21 pups born and living with not a one lost; that is for two reasons: The first being that Tammi and our son Jonah and myself prayed before the deliveries started. We give thanks to God. Secondly, because of my wife Tammi being an amazing mid-wife. Whether it's delivering lambs or pups she has a sixth sense of what they need and attends to them with great speed and care.
Having been born and raised in the Rocky Mountain West, I have been blessed to grow up in the most beautiful place on earth. I am biased, but it is a fantastic place to raise our sheep and our guardian dogs that we love so much. - Justin Michels