Feathers And Fleece Farm
Specializing in large hypoallergenic dogs for protection!
At Feathers And Fleece Farm we breed
The Sheepadoodle, Giant Schnoodle,
Komondor and the Newfkom ( the non drooling Newfoundland hybrid)
Feathers And Fleece Farm is located along the Ohio river in Lexington, Indiana
At Feather And Fleece Farm we raise large working dog breeds that love children,other pets and love to guard.
Intelligent, well socialized dogs of protection that will not raise your
insurance rates, and guard your home and family better than a security system.
Giant Schnoodles, Sheepadoodles, Komondors and The Newfkom (the non drooling Newfoundland)
Old English Sheepdog Puppy from Liberty and Patriot
At Feathers And Fleece Farm we believe that large dogs need room to run.
We have acres of fenced property for our dogs to roam.
Let's Talk Sheepadoodle
Old English Sheepdog + Poodle = Sheepadoodle
The hypoallergenic Old English Sheepdog hybrid.
Pictured above is a sheepadoodle from Feathers And Fleece Farm
photo courtesy of the Tanner family.
The Newfkom is a non drooling, non shedding Newfoundland hybrid
Photos above are Newfkom puppies, Newfoundland hybrids.
Take me straight to the Newfoundland Komondor hybrids page
Payment Plan available see link to left
Feathers And Fleece Greenhouse made from salvages windows
Breeders of Sheepadoodles and Sheepadoodle Puppies
Old English Sheepdogs and Old English Sheepdog Puppies,
Komondors and Komondor Puppies
We breed the Non drooling Newfoundland
Newfoundland-Komondor hybrids the non drooling and non shedding Newfoundland
We discovered the Newfkom! We did all of the research, invested all of the money and time.
We breed only the finest purebreds to deliver our clients the finest hybrids that are
not only healthier than purebred but the most socialized puppy you will ever own.
We have hundreds of happy clients!
Photos above are Newfoundland hybrid puppies, Newfkoms. Non drooling Newfoundlands
The only breeders of the Newfkom,
the non shedding and non drooling big Newfoundland, Komondor hybrid
Feathers And Fleece Farm breeds three quality hybrid breeds.
The Newfkom, the Sheepadoodle,and the Giant Schnoodle.
We start with only the finest AKC purebred dogs
Go to our hybrid vigor page to read more.
The number one choice dog to protect children and families.
Photo above is of a one day old Komondor puppy.
Learn more about Komondors
9 week old Komondor puppies
Fine Sheepadoodles for fine living! Our Sheepadoodle puppies even make your home look prettier.
As Old English Sheepdog breeders we are thrilled to offer our clients
a dog that looks just like an Old English Sheepdog and is
NON shedding, with a smarter and better temperment.
Mix with that, we are one of the leading farms specializing in socialized working dogs.
The Sheepadoodles we place are well adjusted, out going, intelligent, healthy and knock out gorgeous.
We breed our Sheepadoodles to look just like
an Old English Sheepdog...not a doodle that looks like a mix.
Even the Sheepadoodle tails are docked like an Old English Sheepdog
Our Sheepadoodles are bred from the finest Poodle lines to bring you
even temperment and non shedding Old English Sheepdogs.
The Perfect Family Pet!
Learn more about Sheepadoodles
Above photo is of Stacy and Andy Frank with Sheepadoodle, Alfi.
We breed healthy and socialized Sheepadoodles, the Old English Sheepdog, Poodle hybrids that are non shedding.
The sheepadoodle is the perfect family house pet!
Our Sheepadoodles set the standard for hybrids.
We start by only breeding the finest Old English Sheepdogs to only the finest Standard Poodles.
Hours upon hours are spent with each Sheepadoodle puppy so that our clients are sure to have a great new family pet.
That is confident and healthy.
Sheepadoodles make excellent watch dogs, and are an excellent choice for families with small children.
Sheepadoodles are non shedding and highly intelligent, making them the greatest family pet.
Learn about hybrid vigor and sheepadoodles
Click here for Sheepadoodle Litter info
Please see our puppies for sale ( click ) page
Sheepadoodle Puppy 5 months
The Newfkom is a Newfoundland, Komondor hybrid.
Non shedding and non drooling, super intelligent guardian dogs.
The Newfkom ( Newfoundland hybrid ) breeding schedule can be found on the Newfkom page.
Now accepting deposits for fall 2015 Newfkom litters
Spots will go fast- place deposit and complete the waiting list form by following links to left
Pictured above is Andy, a Komondor Newfoundland Hybrid (Newfkom) puppy at 7 months
(photo courtesy of Debra Mayo newfkom owner)
Feathers And Fleece Farm is the sole breeder of the Newfkom. Pedigrees and certifications are included in every puppy packet.
Learn more about hybrid vigor by clicking HERE
The next Newfkom litter is expected late November 2014
Click on waiting list link to left for additional info.
8 week old Newfoundland Komondor hybrid puppies.
Non drooling, and non shedding.
We use Purebred AKC Komondors and Newfoundlands to produce the finest hybrids. Once born we socialize them
so they make the most loveable pets and working dogs for the family and farm.
Learn more about Newfoundland Komondor hybrids
Lets talk about the
The Giant Schnoodle is the result of breeding a Giant Schnauzer and a Standard Poodle.
The Giant Schnauzer breed was originally developed in Europe and bred black.
Later the pepper salt Giant Schnauzer was added, that is black, gray, white in color.
Today in Europe the solid black Giant Schnauzer is the most sought after breed for
service, therapy and rescue.
It is considered to be the smartest working dog in Europe.
With the intelligence of the Giant Schnauzer bred to the Standard Poodle which is among the
absolute smartest dog breeds in the world we can achieve both a more fierce guardian dog
and a smarter one as well. The fact that this breed has all of the hybrid vigor and better health
and a non shedding coat is simply icing on the cake, making the Giant Schnoodle a great choice for families
seeking a large breed dog that is easy to train and non shedding.
The Giant Schnoodle is very loyal and actually prefers family over pets.
They are not a roaming breed, they are not a senseless barking breed.
Infact most Giant Schnoodle owners will tell you, "If a Giant Schnoodle barks I better look out the window,
I must have company. The Giant Schnoodle is excellent with children and with the booty of draft dog
is not likely to knock over small children.
Giant Schnoodles do enjoy water play, do like to go places with the family.
The Giant Schnoodle excels in training classes and make excellent dogs
in service, visiting schools, nursing homes, and hospitals.
The coat of a Giant Schnoodle is super soft and wavy.
Very shiny and glossy. It is hypoallergenic and non shedding.
The Giant Schnoodle has a boxy head and nose that most owners consider the
look of intelligence.
The GIant Schnoodle is always black with white chest markings, when bred
Black Giant Schnauzer to Standard Poodle. This is because black is a dominate color and cannot
be bred out. The result is a dog that very much looks like the Giant Schnauzer,
which just so happens not to shed.
This breeding is always an AKC Giant Schnauzer purebred
to an AKC Standard Poodle Purebred.
To achieve the better health and hybrid vigor this is considered the best pairing.
There are breeders that breed the Giant Schnoodle back to the Standard Poodle,
we are not that breeder.
Our soul mission is to achieve better health, hybrid vigor, hypoallergenic and a non shedding
dog that looks in every way like the Giant Schnauzer.
Making the Decision
Please take a moment to review our Common Questions page by clicking here
So you have decided that you want a "big dog".
Which breed is the right one for you? And.... how big is just too big?
We have dogs that range in size from Old English Sheepdogs at 62 pounds to Newfoundlands at 162 pounds.
Deposit placed customers are encouraged to visit the farm, and meet with the adult dogs and have puppy play dates.
There is much more to choosing a large breed than what you read in a book, at Feathers And Fleece Farm
we have made it possible for you to touch, play and get to know one on one four of the largest breeds.
We make our farm available for all deposit placed customers to interact with all of our large breeds
so that they can make the best decision for their new family member.
Once your puppy arrives clients can come stroll through the gardens or sit in the play rooms and bond with their new puppy.
At Feathers And Fleece Farm we are dedicated to helping you make the right choice on your new super sized friend!
How to choose a livestock guardian dog
Komondors love their families!
Pictured above is our Komondor male, loving his best friend (my husband Frank)
View upcoming Komondor litter info
Puppies cannot leave the farm until they are 8-9 weeks old.
Above is Brian Permenter and Male Great Pryenees from Matties Litter at 10 months.
Photo above is of the dog kennels at Feathers And Fleece Farm.
All Feathers And Fleece Farm dogs have huge fenced in yards. See our Farm photo page for more photos.
Breeders of the Newfkom
Photo above is of Catherine Benkert and Newfkom Zenobia at 6 mo. 62 lbs.
Hybrid breed of AKC Komondors/AKC Newfoundland
Learn more about the Newfoundland Komondor hybrid, Newfkom
Feathers And Fleece Puppies come well socialized and ready to play.
No little puppies hiding in the corner here!
View upcoming Sheepadoodle, Komondor, and Giant Schnoodle litters
We have a strict no puppy left behind policy.
We handle puppies from day one until the day they leave the farm.
Every puppy will have had at least 4 baths, teeth brushed, ears cleaned, vet checked,
puppy shots, wormed twice and had at least 100 kisses,
So you will get a fun loving forever friend!
We lost Bogart when a bull calf rammed him this Spring.
We no longer have cattle.
Please CLICK HERE to view available puppies
Farm Phone 812 866 4660 call anytime!
We breed Komondor puppies with special emphasis put toward the socialization of large breed dogs.
Komondor puppies are playful and energetic like other puppies, but the adult Komondor requires less activitiy as
he will be a serious guardian of the family and the family farm.
He will usually position himself on the property to keep a watchful eye over the family.
A well socialized Komondor will do this effortlessly and be able to do both guard and be a playful
and loving memeber of the houshold.
Is a Komondor puppy right for your family? Click here to learn more
Photo above is of an adult female Komondor Lilly
Old English Sheepdog Puppies -Great Pyrenees Puppies- Newfoundland Puppies
Komondor Puppies-Newfkom Puppies (Newfoundland/Komondor Hybrid)and Sheepadoodles
Learn more about Komondors
Pictured above are Great Pyrenees Lizzy And Sampson Long, photo courtesy of Kathleen. Lizzy was one of Matties Puppies 2009.
FEATHERS AND FLEECE FARM
Small Farm - Big Dogs !
Feathers And Fleece is a family owned farm located in Lexington, Indiana~ (Southern Indiana).
We love the country life,and enjoy all it has to offer. We raise Purebred registered stock only.
Grab a cup of coffee and stroll through our gardens and read about our best friends.
Have a question ? Send us an email or give us a call 812 866 4660
If we do not answer we are probably in the gardens or playing with the dogs.
We will call you right back.
At Feathers And Fleece Farm we raise quality, well socialized large breed dogs.
I love all dogs and though I only breed the finest purebred AKC registered dogs I do own five rescues.
I firmly believe "no dog should be left behind".
I only breed wanted pets that I have a deposit placed list for.
Photo above is of me with Max,a pomeranian my oldest dog (14 in this photo) he is a rescue.
Learn more about Pure bred dogs / Mixed bred dogs
A NOTE ABOUT FEATHERS AND FLEECE FARM
Thank you for visiting Feathers And Fleece Farm.
We have chosen to raise these particular breeds because they fit our life style.
We are in no way a large kennel operation.
In most cases we only have a mating pair or two of a particular breed.
We have chosen to raise breeds that we love, and breeds that fit our
life style so they can live with us and live our lives.
We have chosen our pets for their health and confirmation.
We look for the finest in the breed. We breed for QUALITY and not for quantity.
Living on a farm allows us space and facilities to raise these breeds.
It is important to us to do the best possible service to the dogs, and sheep that we raise.
We feed our animals quality feeds, provide them with the best health care, and allow them plenty
of space to roam and feel independent, and still interact with our family, friends, and visitors.
Feathers And Fleece Farm has been in the business of raising large breed dogs for years paying great attention to socialization.
As you look through the pages of our website you will note three aspects of our lives stand out.
One- that we try to raise the unusual and hard to find, Two- that we really love our animals like family members,
Three- that we are always learning and will never say we know everything about any breed.
Our vets have always been open to new ideas and solutions and have been wonderful role models for me.
My two favorite veterinarians, Dr. Dwight Bradford (Austin, Indiana), and Dr. Jeanette Raikos (Fischers ,Indiana) both provide
the finest in vet care to their patience, as well as arm their clients with the knowledge to be better breeders and pet owners.
We have chosen dog breeds that are pet friendly, child friendly, livestock friendly and poultry friendly.
I grew up on a farm with poultry, and have an extensive poultry background. I am a certified
blood tester of poultry in Indiana and have attended poultry disease classes and
worm courses. Yes, I did say worm courses!
It was a gross three hours long, but I left armed with the info necessary to treat my flock and help others.
Our Giant Schnoodles, Komondors, Old English Sheepdogs and Sheepadoodles are more like family members.
They run freely on more than 14 fenced acres. With the exception on of Mattie,
("Mattie lives where Mattie wants". Sometimes inside - Sometimes outside).
Our superior Old English Sheepdogs and Poodles are inside dogs, but have open access to the farm.
Old English Sheepdogs and Poodles cannot tolerate cold temperatures and hot summers, therefore we
have heated and air conditioned barn facilities available to them.
The Old English Sheepdog is very watchful of strangers and watch over the entire farm with access to the entire barn and yards.
I have often said they are my first line of defense.
My Old English Sheepdogs are so eager to please they can roam freely around our farm, and require no fencing,
I have fenced the property in not to keep them in, but to keep others out.
Look closely you will probably see atleast one Old English Sheepdog in every photo, they love to be photographed!
They are truely the fun in my life!
Even when doing simple cleaning tasks, they are right by my side going from room to room.
As for my registered babydoll and Finn sheep, they are small hair sheep and are social and friendly as well as useful.
I have raised sheep for many years. My early days of raising sheep were a flop.
I spent most of the time crying, and begging my vet for help.
I lost 5 sheep the first year that I started. This is a large loss when your flock is only 22.
I have made many farming mistakes and as a result have learned from them.
I have found the Old English Southdowns and Finn to be far less destructive to our property,
healthier, and more outgoing and excepting of people, compared to other sheep breeds.
I am drawn to "low maintanence" breeds and Old English Babydoll Sheep and the Finn fit that bill!
They will eat the fruit from the ground that falls off of the tree but not the tree.
Unlike other sheep breeds that might climb the tree to eat all of the greenery, and leave the rotting fruit on the ground.
Babydoll Sheep and Finn also birth easily, and are small enough, and gentle enough I can worm them
and trim hooves all by myself.
In the event that I fear one of my ewes might lamb and I might not be there all I need to do is
put one of my Komondors with her. My Komondors will clean and stay with a lamb and care for it like their own until I get there.
I am so greatful to have found the Komondor breed.
Have a look around our farm, and enjoy our site.
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Feathers And Fleece Farm kennels
Great Pyrenees At Feathers And Fleece Farm
Great Pyrenees Puppy
We began our breeding program many years ago, breeding the Great Pyrenees and the Old English Sheepdog.
We no longer breed the Great Pyrenees. Over the years I have supplied all of my competition with superior stock, and have turned the breeding
of Great Pyrenees over to them to focus my efforts on the Giant Schnoodle.
I have found the Giant Schnoodle to be an excellent farm working dog.
Equal in kindness to the Pyrenees but does not leave the farm, does not shed, and lives to obey.
Read on to learn about how it all began....
We first started raising Great Pyrenees Dogs several years back in hopes that they would help us protect our small babydoll sheep.
Quickly, I realized that I only raised sheep as a cover for raising the Great Pyrenees dogs. From my very first male I knew this was the breed for me.
We connected in a way I cannot explain; my fellow Great Pyrenees owners know what I am talking about. We have a mature understanding of what the other
wants and expects from one another, as well as the desire to be loved. Me by them, and them by me. I truely love this breed and have spent countless hours
researching the breed and behaviors of these beautiful gentle giants. I work with my Great Pyrenees adult dogs daily. I spend a few minutes a day grooming them,
but the bulk of the time I am with them is just a belly and ear rubbing fest! ( They love ear and belly rubs).
Every Great Pyrenees puppy is given a well balanced high protien diet until they are ready to go to new homes.
We use Dr. Patty McDill for all of our needs on the farm. We sought her out because of her vast knowledge of the breed and love of large breed dogs.
In choosing our foundation stock for our Great Pyrenees we were very clear about what we were looking for in our dogs.
Once we retire one of our Great Pyrenees we DO NOT sell them.
I am asked constantly if I will part with my retired gals. NO WAY! "I love these guys", I tell them.
This is the farm they built. I owe them. Thank you just the same.
I do not criticize those that do, I happen to have the property and the facility, others might not.
With my extensive knowledge of poultry and handling working dogs I have sucessfully placed many Great Pyrenees on Poultry farms.
The business of guardian dogs and poultry is tricky.
Above photo is of a Maggie, a Great Pyrenees mother with puppies nursing on the run.
Old English Sheepdogs make great Farm dogs !
Let's Talk Old English Sheepdogs and Sheepadoodles living the farm life!
Visit our Sheepadoodle Page
Visit our Old English Sheepdog page
My Old English Sheepdog male, Patriot
Learn more about Old English Sheepdogs
I began raising Old English Sheepdogs for the friendly, yet silly way these dogs carry themselves.
To me they are just real life oversized teddy bears.
Anyone that has owned an Old English Sheepdog or a Sheepadoodle will tell you they hug you back.
I have found this breed to be very rewarding. I cannot help but smile everytime I see them.
My sheepdogs are always playful and energetic, not hyper but happy.
Most believe that the sheepadoodle is calmer and more intelligent than the sheepdog with the addition of the poodle bloodline.
I will say it depsnds on the poodle you breed with.
I look for well tempered Old English Sheepdogs and poodles.
We get a steady flow of visitors here at Feathers And Fleece Farm. It is vital that my dogs are social, and well behaved.
Both Old English Sheepdogs, and Sheepadoodles are very eager to please and are very trainable.
Housebreaking my Old English Sheepdog was so easy. They love to hear how good they are, so we pour on the "way-ta-go's" here!
Belly rubs are also an incentive for house breaking them.
I found that of all the dogs on our farm that the Old English Sheepdog is the most eager to please me.
The Old English Sheepdog and the Sheepadoodle does not need me to fence them in.
I just let them out and they do their business and then come back to the door.
If I notice they ae going too far from the house I yell " No" and they will stop on a dime.
In the event that they get distracted (which happens often) all I need to do is simply call their names and they run to me.
Old English Sheepdogs and Sheepadoodles as a breed are not known to be water dogs, but mine love the water.
They do not run to the dock on the lake and jump in like the Newfies but they do go to the shallow edge and wade into the water.
Great fun to watch, the only bad part to this story is that then they like to roll in the grass, mulch , leaves,
dirt whatever is nearest as soon as they get out. That is why I use a groomer four times or so a year.
The Old English Sheepdogs and the Sheepadoodles require a weekly brushing which they find very relaxing.
I suggest to keep a brush handy in the toy bucket and brush early on and often. I make it part of my petting routine.
Now remember the Old English Sheepdog will shed in light fluffy balls, owners refer to as tumbleweeds.
The Sheepadoodle does not shed.
They are excellent guard dogs. They protect my family like our Great Pyrenees protect our sheep.
If they sense harm they litterally push us back, and get in front of us. This is not a guardian breed but a herding breed.
A farm friend of mine once convinced me to turn a group of young turkeys loose and let one of my sheepdogs herd them into a circle.
That did not go as planned. One of the young turkey ran and the Old English Sheepdog ran after it, the others were scared and scattered.
I never reconstructed the exercise again.
My Old English Sheepdogs are my first line of defense. As you drive up our driveway they will greet you, as you enter the barn they will
greet you. As you drive past the barn they will greet you. They can access all parts of the farm.
Unlike the Great Pyrenees I do not allow the Old English Sheepdogs free run with the sheep.
I might have the only Old English Sheepdogs that do not like sheep.
They could bark at my flock all day if the flock did not move along.
The same can be said for my Sheepadoodles, my Poodles. My ram loves to bug them and is not detoured by the barking.
My ram probably out weighs them by 100 pounds or more.
You will find my Old English Sheepdogs anywhere that I am. It would be rare if not unheard of to see me at anytime on the property without atleast one
Old English Sheepdog by my side. Old English Sheepdogs and Sheepadoodles love the company of people big and small.
They also love to go, and I do mean go! That is the magic word. Juat say " wanna go"?
They are already in the car. I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at the vet's office or the groomer and do not have a leash to walk them in.
I tell them we are " going" and off we go, and I forgot the leash again.
It is a rule to have a leash, I try to explain that to the dogs but they do not understand.
At Feathers And Fleece Farm I rarley to never use leashes.
My fence man helped me design a fencing system that allows me to move dogs from one area to another
by just opening a gate, (and closing another ) and asking them to follow me.
I keep all rabies tags in files in the house, I do not require my dogs to wear collars either, fearing they might get hung on
something in the woods. I try to treat them as humane as I would want to be treated.
In return they seem to appreciate and respect the freedoms they have.
This seems to be especially true for the Old English Sheepdogs.
They really like the freedom of running super fast from one end of the lane to the other.
I have spent nearly all of our profits to date on fencing. I wanted all of the dogs to have plenty of property.
we hope to have the final phase completed by the end of 2013.
As you look through our farm photos you will see what I am talking about.
Click here to learn more about Old English Sheepdogs
Old English Sheepdog Puppies 8 weeks old
Above photos Old English Sheepdogs Patriot, Liberty
FEATHERS AND FLEECE FARM ACCEPTS ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS.
We also offer Pay Pal to our customers.
Great Pyrenees to the left is of Patch at 6 weeks, from Bella and Bogarts 2010 litter.
Please go to our sold puppies page to view additional Great Pyrenees photos from past litters.
* We are members of The Great Pyrenees Club Of America,
choosing them above the others for their dedication to the working dog,
and all the working dog breeds have to offer.
*Our Newfoundland males have DNA certification.
*Our Great Pyrenees males have DNA certifications.
*Our Komondor male has DNA certification.
*We try to OFA Certify our dogs at the age of 2 for hips and elbows.
*We offer the most competitive health promise available on our puppies,
* We have our sires DNA screened for genetic defects.
every puppy is micro chipped at no additional cost to the client.
* We have an unsurpassed socialization program for all the puppies born at Feathers And Fleece Farm.
Below you will find a quick reference to the breeds we raise to help you find the breed best suited for your family.