Hi, and thanks for stopping by our website! We're humbled by the chance to help you find your new best friend &/or farm guardian! We are The Snyder's: Brad, Kelly, Mitch & Matt. We are a small and close family who love being silly together! We love all things outdoors here at The Oaks! Our family has found the undeniable love, protection and loyalty of a Great Pyrenees a "Pyrfect" fit with our family and our farm. We feel really blessed & honored that God has given us the opportunity to live on and lovingly maintain this beautiful piece of land. This land has been in my husbands family for years, but we took full control of it about 20 years ago. We are an Oak Tree Farm sitting on 160 acres off of Brookville Lake in SE Indiana, right in the heart of the Midwest.
We live WAY out in the 'sticks' as our friends & family like to say. We're a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes to most of civilization. It's very quiet and peaceful here. Our visitors are always amazed at the brightness of the stars at night here. But, with living in such a remote area, we have LOTS of critters around here from coyotes, stray dogs, coons, opossums, muskrats, fox, deer, turkey, eagles, hawks, buzzards, etc! It's a regular wildlife zoo out here! When we initially added chickens & ducks to our farm, we knew we needed guardians with them to protect them and to keep all those critters away! Knowing how well Pyr's are with sheep, we took that leap in 2019. Boy are we glad we did too! What beautiful, peaceful animals they are; we're in love!
Great Pyrenees truly are a breed unlike any other. They are rightly nicknamed "Gentle Giants". They are the perfect mix of loving family pet, but also a serious guardian dog of their "charges" (or some say flocks, livestock, etc. Whatever they deem their family). Many people unfamiliar with the breed are astonished how well these sweet looking dogs guard off predators and defend their 'charges'. They're really the perfect mix of loving, gentle and kind v. fierce, protective and strong. I've heard it said before when referring to Great Pyrenees..."They're like potato chips. You can't have just one!" We currently have 5 Great Pyrenees on our farm. Please click on the links above in the toolbar to meet all 'Our Pyrs' to see pictures of each and learn a little about each ones personality.
Our family adores our dogs and we're committed to helping you find your new best friend &/or farm guardian. If you have any questions, we'd be more than happy to answer them and if you'd like to see our farm and meet the dogs, we'd be honored to have you come visit! We're serious about the health and happiness of our animals here at The Oaks. All pups will be born and raised in our home and at approx. 3-4 weeks old they will also experience barn and farm life (weather permitting) along side chickens, ducks, sheep and other dogs we have on our farm. We also have cattle as neighbors, so while not in direct contact with them, they will see and hear them daily and be familiar with them. Our goal is to expose the pups to life as either pet or guardian in order to make the transition to your home as seamless as possible.
Great Pyrenees ARE fabulous pets; but if you’ve never owned one before please check out our links under 'Great Pyr Info' on the toolbar above. If you're new to the breed, we encourage you to research the breed to see if they are a good fit for you and your family. We have owned a Pyr in a neighborhood setting prior to moving out here, so we've seen first hand how they can make great pets in both urban or rural settings. However, there are factors in each setting you must be aware of such as barking, roaming, etc. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have! My (Kelly's) full time job is running the daily needs of our family and farm, so while I don't have my phone on me at ALL times (my boys do NOT understand that at all! Ha!), I try to be as accessible as possible! It will be our honor to help you find your newest family member! And, please 'Like', 'Follow', and 'SHARE' our page on Facebook and join in on all the crazy, fluffy, CUTENESS!
Thanks again for stopping by our page and we look forward to hearing from you!
The Snyder Family
Brad, Kelly, Mitch & Matt