Nestled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, off of the Appalachian Trail, is our small family run farm. It is also where we live and raise our family. We are small hobby breeders who are working to responsibly breed healthy Pyrenean Shepherds, with biddable temperaments, correct conformation, and sound movement. Our goals are to produce well-balanced dogs, who can positively contribute to the breed both in the ring and as family companions.
Why Echo Ridge?
Echo is the name of our foundation female, and she is the reason we fell in love with Pyr Sheps. The ridge represents our home nestled among the mountains, in the Triple Crown of the Appalachian trail. Also it speaks to the Pyr Sheps' identity as a mountain-dwelling, sheep herding breed.
We are active members of the Pyrenean Shepherd Club of America, Roanoke Kennel Club, and members with Star City Training Club. We have been on the Pyrenean Shepherd National Committee, organized supported entries for our local shows, and volunteer with our local clubs.
Dedication to Responsible Breeding
As active members of the Pyrenean Shepherd Club of America, we follow their breeder ethics. We also complete the recommended testing, as outlined by the breed club, and our dogs' results are posted on the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals website.