GOOD BOYS & GIRLS

Farm Dogs of Saskatchewan

Dogs are special members of farm families. In every issue we spotlight some of the most beloved farm dogs in Saskatchewan.

Jackson

Home Quarter: RM of Prince Albert #461

Age: 14 years

Breed: Samoyed/Siberian Husky cross

Family: The Barmby-Halcros

About Jackson: Jackson has been a wonderful family dog and protector of the farm yard. He shares the farm with Appaloosa horses and spends his days and nights checking on them. Jackson stays outside day and night. He has a doghouse but prefers to sleep on his mat by the patio door or under a large deck attached to the house.

Jackson is a dog who takes care of unwanted pests that show up in the yard! Yes, garter snakes, gophers, wild rabbits, skunks, porcupines, muskrats. On one occasion he killed an unwanted raccoon and has put another up a wooden beam on the deck!

His job now is to train a three-month old German Shepherd puppy (Hank). They are doing fine and the puppy has the best teacher who will be greatly missed whenever that sad day arrives! Hopefully not for a while yet! Love you Jackson!

Farm Dogs of Saskatchewan

Dogs are special members of farm families. In every issue we spotlight some of the most beloved farm dogs in Saskatchewan.

Jackson

Home Quarter: RM of Prince Albert #461

Age: 14 years

Breed: Samoyed/Siberian Husky cross

Family: The Barmby-Halcros

About Jackson: Jackson has been a wonderful family dog and protector of the farm yard. He shares the farm with Appaloosa horses and spends his days and nights checking on them. Jackson stays outside day and night. He has a doghouse but prefers to sleep on his mat by the patio door or under a large deck attached to the house.

Jackson is a dog who takes care of unwanted pests that show up in the yard! Yes, garter snakes, gophers, wild rabbits, skunks, porcupines, muskrats. On one occasion he killed an unwanted raccoon and has put another up a wooden beam on the deck!

His job now is to train a three-month old German Shepherd puppy (Hank). They are doing fine and the puppy has the best teacher who will be greatly missed whenever that sad day arrives! Hopefully not for a while yet! Love you Jackson!

Molly

Home Quarter: RM of Mariposa #350

Age: 7 years

Breed: Great Dane

Family: The Welter-Cibeles

About Molly: As a Great Dane, Molly loves to sleep and is happiest when she gets a solid 18-20 hours of sleep per day. She loves to chase rabbits and deer, though is unsure what to do with them should she ever catch one. She enjoys short games of fetch and will happily return the ball or stick up to five times before she decides to lay down.

Firefighter Max loves her and she tolerates him. Good dog, Molly!

Dozer

Home Quarter: RM of Argyle #1

Age: 8 years

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Family: The Johnsons

About Dozer: We welcomed Dozer into our family when he was one and a half years old. He went straight to work protecting his horses, which amazed us as he wasn’t raised around them. He barks all night long at the coyotes and deer keeping them away. During the daytime you can find him napping in the yard or on the front porch. Apparently he doesn’t do day shift well!

Dozer is a gentle giant who loves to play and snuggle with you. He loves truck rides and being by your side. He lost his leg to cancer last summer but hasn’t skipped a beat in his routines! He does get more cookies now of course.

We couldn’t imagine our farm without our polar bear! Dozer is a very, very good boy.

Dozer

Home Quarter: RM of Argyle #1

Age: 8 years

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Family: The Johnsons

About Dozer: We welcomed Dozer into our family when he was one and a half years old. He went straight to work protecting his horses, which amazed us as he wasn’t raised around them. He barks all night long at the coyotes and deer keeping them away. During the daytime you can find him napping in the yard or on the front porch. Apparently he doesn’t do day shift well!

Dozer is a gentle giant who loves to play and snuggle with you. He loves truck rides and being by your side. He lost his leg to cancer last summer but hasn’t skipped a beat in his routines! He does get more cookies now of course.

We couldn’t imagine our farm without our polar bear! Dozer is a very, very good boy.

Sargent

Home Quarter: RM of Torch River #488

Nicknames: Sarge, Pupster

Age: 3 years

Breed: Purebred German Shepherd

Family: The Watsons

About Sargent: Sargent is a sweet dog. He loves to play fetch and chase cattle. Sargent likes to always be around people and likes to lick you to the death! When you first approach him he looks like a big, scary, tough dog but he’s actually a little, soft teddy bear.

Sargent has been growing up with bilateral hip dysplasia, which means he has no hip sockets on both sides of his hips. He can’t run that good but that doesn’t stop him.

Sargent is a very strong-willed puppy and a wonderful boy. We love him dearly!

Snoopy

Home Quarter: RM of Torch River #488

Age: 4 years

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Family: The Beutlers

About Snoopy: Snoopy spends his days roaming around with Sam’s Speckled Park cattle and playing with the cats that have recently joined the farm family. At night he wanders in and around the corrals ensuring there are no predators to harm the cows or calves.

Snoopy loves to be the center of attention and doesn’t want to miss out on anything, including family hugs! He likes to hop on the golf cart to go for rides around the yard, especially when the grandchildren visit. He also likes to keep Linda company when she goes for walks, tends her garden, or relaxes on the deck.

Snoopy is a special dog and a valued companion on the Beutler farm! Snoopy is a very good boy!

Snoopy

Home Quarter: RM of Torch River #488

Age: 4 years

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Family: The Beutlers

About Snoopy: Snoopy spends his days roaming around with Sam’s Speckled Park cattle and playing with the cats that have recently joined the farm family. At night he wanders in and around the corrals ensuring there are no predators to harm the cows or calves.

Snoopy loves to be the center of attention and doesn’t want to miss out on anything, including family hugs! He likes to hop on the golf cart to go for rides around the yard, especially when the grandchildren visit. He also likes to keep Linda company when she goes for walks, tends her garden, or relaxes on the deck.

Snoopy is a special dog and a valued companion on the Beutler farm! Snoopy is a very good boy!

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