Wendy Francisco's Barn 

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We have the oldest CMD breeding program in the nation.  In fact, the Colorado Mountain Dog started right here with our foundation stud, Crack O' Noon King Caspian's Journey.  My dogs are registered through the Colorado Mountain Dog Registry (the CMDR) and with ARBA, the American Rare Breed Association. The CMDR is the only club breeding the CMD true to the International Standard. 

Colorado Mountain Dogs are being bred all over the country, specifically for small acreage farming.  Their identifying trait is that they accept humans, and are friendly, but protect livestock from coyotes, cougars, bears, foxes, and they will even bark at and disturb raptors.

My program is dedicated to producing a healthy livestock guardian who is intelligent, tall, will not bark excessively, will accept your human guests while it guards your animals, is easy to pen and not an escape artist, has a beautiful and manageable coat, has a mellow carriage around the herds will not bother poultry or young animals even at a young age (provided it is not the only LGD), will not wander excessively, and is a tremendous asset to your farm and family. All our breeding dogs are hip checked.

My program is two part: 1. to line cross and maintain the traits of the original CMD foundation stud, Caspian, and 2: to continue to bring in new genetics, evaluating each new candidate for the above traits.  To date we have PERSONALLY added about a dozen new lines to the CMD breed, in addition to our founding lines starting with Caspian, Snow, River, and Tirian, which produced Aravis, Lucy, Titan, Belle, Ginger, Wexter, Lillandil, and many other founding CMDs. 

Colorado Mountain Dogs are beautiful dogs.  They are tall and slender, have a medium coat with long tails and feathers and manes.  They are healthy, and athletic.  CMDs are influenced by Great Pyrenees, Kangal/Boz/Anatolian Shepherds, Maremmas, Kuvasz, and Akbash.  The dogs are not a specific breed blend, but selected for temperament and aptitudes. 

Photo above -- Caspian, 2006 -- 2016, was my personal dog, who guarded my little farm.  He was my luck dragon, the dog of a lifetime. Here he is at our farm with foundation dog, Snow, and the very first Colorado Mountain Dog litter.


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Purchasing Puppies

Our pup reservations are $200 and can be sent via Paypal to [email protected]
Our pups that will be fixed working dogs are $1250.  We do place puppies with breeding rights for $1850. We do not just put a breeding rights fee on any pup, but select pups for future breeding with good size, beautiful head structure, temperament and over all quality. 

We do occasionally have trained adults available.

If you are new at owning working LGDs, we recommend two so that they will have their social needs met while in the field, and also so one dog may sleep while the other guards.  CMDs do make great non-working companions as well.