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Old 05-21-2013, 01:44 PM
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Default Big fluffy white dogs

So, a friend of mine is starting work on an organic farm soon, and today he texted me the farm has "the best dogs". When I asked what kind, he said "The fluffy white kind!". They're also "big".

I started texting him the names of all the big fluffy white breeds I could think of. I wasn't sure at first if they were actively working farm dogs, but assumed they were - either ratters, herders, or guarders.

I now know what breed they are - but I want to see what everyone guesses first. And also, name kinds of "big white fluffy dogs" that aren't typically used for farm work, as well, I just want to see what's out there that I may not have heard of. I'll let you all know what they are later.

I came up with:
Samoyed
Great Pyranees
Kuvasz
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs - I don't think they come in white, but my friends are dumb.
Maremma Sheepdogs

I also considered they might be some kind of large cream or off-white golden or labradoodle.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:37 PM
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Probably means Great Pyrenees. I have a friend who raises sheep and also and occassional Pyr litter to guard them. That all they do, is guard the sheep and sleep. I guess they also eat.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:25 PM
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stuff not on the list:

Berger blanc suisse

Some borzois

Akbash

Komondor, if somebody didn't cord it

White st. poodle

There are white akitas too.

I'm guessing your friend had great pyrs too.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:44 PM
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Great Pyr or Maremma would be my guess, but only because they seem to be most common on farms around here. Maybe Kuvasz.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:48 PM
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I thought Great Pyr.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:08 PM
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The dog was actually a Maremma, which surprised me, they're pretty rare around here and it's not like we have serious predators. Apparently their job is to keep the raccoons and hawks away from the chickens.
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That's quite rare indeed.
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They're quite rare indeed.
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