Colorado Mountain Dogs
 

 

Life With
Colorado Mountain Dogs 

 
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Colorado Mountain Dogs On The Farm

 Hello KY Farm, Kentucky, Lorelei Sanders shows us a gimongous young pup.

Hello KY Farm, Kentucky, Lorelei Sanders shows us a gimongous young pup.

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A bit of an adventure...

 Lion Flower Farm, Colorado, - Clementine and her piglet buddy.

Lion Flower Farm, Colorado, - Clementine and her piglet buddy.

 Annie guarding a new cria at Prairie Rose Ranch, CO

Annie guarding a new cria at Prairie Rose Ranch, CO

 Micco guarding HIS turkeys.

Micco guarding HIS turkeys.

 Flower Lion Clementine with stable buddy.

Flower Lion Clementine with stable buddy.

 Painted Canvas Farm's "Chuck Norris", in Missouri, playing King of the Mountain with his Kiko Goat herd.

Painted Canvas Farm's "Chuck Norris", in Missouri, playing King of the Mountain with his Kiko Goat herd.

 Stephanie Skurdahl's dog, Toby, in Mew Mexico, finds a new calf and settles down to protect it until the humans arrive. This is the classic pose... relaxed, eyes averted so the animal will feel comfortable.  His presence and pose is deliberate.

Stephanie Skurdahl's dog, Toby, in Mew Mexico, finds a new calf and settles down to protect it until the humans arrive. This is the classic pose... relaxed, eyes averted so the animal will feel comfortable.  His presence and pose is deliberate.

 Belle watches over the kids at the Tilted Q Ranch

Belle watches over the kids at the Tilted Q Ranch

Colorado Mountain Dogs On The Trail

Not all CMDs work on farms.  In Colorado many families go up into the Rockies to camp, fish, and hike.  CMDs guard their people on these expeditions.

 Klondike out hiking with Katie and Bobby Resch.

Klondike out hiking with Katie and Bobby Resch.

 Beautiful Otzi, owned by Kimmy Wooten.

Beautiful Otzi, owned by Kimmy Wooten.

 Kimmy and Otzi on the trail.

Kimmy and Otzi on the trail.

 Micco guarding his mom.

Micco guarding his mom.

 Photographer Elizabeth Gavin on an expedition with Appa.

Photographer Elizabeth Gavin on an expedition with Appa.

 Gary Daab with Apollo, riding the Telluride Gondola.

Gary Daab with Apollo, riding the Telluride Gondola.

 Klondike is white on white.

Klondike is white on white.

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Colorado Mountain Dogs At Home 

Colorado Mountain Dogs At Home

Because of their mellow temperaments, some CMDs make the best house dogs ever. Consult the breeder, and ask for a mellow pup, from mellow parents. Colorado Mountain Dogs, like many LGD breeds, are bred to lie quietly among their charges, and to fit in. Often, if they don't have a flock of sheep, they will accept a flock of kids, or even a flock of cats. This makes for a great house dog.  But, a CMD left alone in a suburban back yard might make it look like a missile testing site in a day.  They might eat 2x6s to get out, dig, climb, jump, and probably irritate the neighbors by barking at cats.  CMDs need to be with their people, and to be taken out into areas where they can run.  

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 Weston Imer and Yoshee -- "Empathy" 

Weston Imer and Yoshee -- "Empathy" 

 Sharon Wren's "Dakota" ordering breakfast through the kitchen window.

Sharon Wren's "Dakota" ordering breakfast through the kitchen window.

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 Bergen, owned by Karman Cusac.

Bergen, owned by Karman Cusac.

 "Smalls", (who is actually huge), owned by Chris Goods.   

"Smalls", (who is actually huge), owned by Chris Goods.

 

 Klondike's dad Bobby Recsh isn't feeling well.  What is a guardian puppy to do?

Klondike's dad Bobby Recsh isn't feeling well.  What is a guardian puppy to do?

 The Amazing Micco

The Amazing Micco

 7 months, 80 pounds - and growing.

7 months, 80 pounds - and growing.

 Contributed by photographer Elizabeth Galvin... and that is her Colorado Mountain Dog, Appa.

Contributed by photographer Elizabeth Galvin... and that is her Colorado Mountain Dog, Appa.

 

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