Big fluffy white dogs

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  1. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

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    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.
     
  2. BlackPuppy

    BlackPuppy Owned by Belgians

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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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    Romy Taxiderpy

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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. :)
     
  4. Sit Stay

    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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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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    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    I thought Great Pyr.
     
  6. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

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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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