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A Family farm

Although the Rehoboth Farms name is new to Virginia (as an actual farm), the 80 acre property it sits on has been with the same family for generations but abandoned. The property was once a tobacco farm, a pig farm, a small rabbit farm, a hunting ground when the farming operations stopped, and lastly a goat farm with a few chickens. The dogs came into the picture when the goats attracted predators.

Here you will find more information about us and the farm, including frequently asked questions. Please use the links below for more information.

Are the dogs/puppies AKC Registered?

All of our female dogs are AKC registered, but not all of our male dogs. The puppies that come from AKC registered parents will be registered and if you choose to get one you will get all of the paperwork that goes with the AKC. This is also reflected in the price as AKC registered puppies are more expensive.

Is there a chance that the badger markings will stay or go away?

Of course there is, but we can’t guarantee it either way. Great Pyrenees coats do get lighter as they grow into adult dogs and the markings change. However, we have noticed that the darker the markings the more likely they will stay only being lighter. 

Do you offer a health guarantee?

We guarantee our puppies are free from infectious and communicable diseases and healthy. We do require you to have an appointment with a veterinarian within three days of picking up your puppy, along with follow ups for continuing vaccines. If there are any issues that are found in that initial vet visit, contact us and we will offer a refund of the purchase price of the puppy (not including shipping costs).

Can you ship my puppy to me?

Currently, because of the Covid-19 regulations, we do not. We are hoping to start shipping again in the future either when we are allowed or when the pandemic is over. We are also looking into and thinking of local personal delivery up to a certain radius. 

“They can never describe how wonderful they are in real life. Cooper is 17 weeks and absolutely precious. He’s happy, soulful and eager to please. We have 6 cats that he thinks are his. He’s gentle and playful.”

–Dawn S. about her puppy from Rehoboth Farms


Short history

  • Started in 2007
  • About 52 adoptions a year
  • Close to 600 adoptions, total
  • Adopted in 34 states of the U.S.

Rehoboth Farms of NC

Rehoboth Farms of NC has sold AKC-Registered Great Pyrenees since 2007. Averaging around 52 puppy adoptions a year the owners decided to relocate their family and transfer their dog breeding business. They were well known in the Great Pyrenees breeding community and highly regarded in the business for a solid 13 years.

They have sold close to 600 puppies since the first litter. And have actually gone over that in the final adoptions leading up to letting the business go. Their puppies have been adopted in 34 states, including Alaska.

Their dogs were skittish from the move at first but have warmed up nicely to their new surroundings and family. 

Rehoboth Farms of VA

The property Rehoboth Farms now sits on was once a tobacco farm, a pig farm, a small rabbit farm, and a hunting ground when the farming operations stopped. Since 2012, the owner of the property, Bill, couldn’t sit still for retirement and built a goat farm on the property. In order to protect the livestock from the coyotes, bobcats, and bears, some livestock guardian dogs were purchased.

It started with a four then grew from there. So now our focus is on the dogs. We still raise and care for goats, as well as a few small chickens

David, the former owner of Rehoboth Farms of NC, contacted us in late spring of 2020 asking us to take things over. We agreed and he helped us get started on the ins and outs of being dog breeders.

Snowy, originally ours, now ours again.

The Great Pyrenees

From Wikipedia:

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog, known as the Great Pyrenees in North America, is a large breed of dog used as a livestock guardian dog. It should not be confused with the Pyrenean Mastiff.

As late as 1874 the breed was not completely standardized in appearance, with two major subtypes recorded, the Western and the Eastern.[3] They are related to several other large, white, European livestock guardian dogs (LGD), including the Maremma Sheepdog (Italy), the Kuvasz (Hungary), the Akbash (Turkey) and the Polish Tatra Sheepdog or Polski Owczarek Podhalański, and somewhat less closely to the Newfoundland and the St. Bernard. According to the Great Pyrenees Club of America, the Pyrenean Mountain Dog is naturally nocturnal and aggressive with any predators that may harm its flock. However, the breed can typically be trusted with small, young and helpless animals of any kind due to its natural guardian instinct.[4]

General Care

The Great Pyrenees has a double coat. As puppies, they will have a short coats like a Husky, but will grow longer as they get older. This means brushing. They do shed a lot. Also, with all double coated dogs, never, ever shave them. A trim every now and then may be fine, especially for tangles combined with briars. Shaving, however, will cause overheating in the summer and bad sunburns.

We feed our dogs Diamond Naturals Large Breed dog food. This food has no corn or wheat fillers in them and plenty of protein to keep your dog active. You will receive a small bag of this with your adopted puppy. This bag is so you can gradually get your new puppy on something different if you so choose, although we don’t recommend it. Diamond Naturals can be found at Tractor Supply, Chewy.com, Amazon and some pet stores.

Veterinary care is important for any animal that you plan as having part of your family. We have all of our puppies checked out by a veterinarian who gives the first round of puppy vaccines. We do not provide a rabies vaccine because the puppies should be at least 14 weeks old before getting one.

We also start the puppies on a de-worming regimen prior to the vet visit as a preventative measure.

Make sure you get your vet visits taken care of. Make sure your new addition to the family is loved and cared for. Make sure there is food, water, shelter, and exercise. 

 

 

Adoption Information

Please visit our adoption information page for detailed information.

Adoption Information

 

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