BEND, Ore. (AP) — A retired Oregon State Police trooper and his brother have been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay $500 fines after pleading no contest to charges stemming from the killing of three Great Pyrenees sheepdogs in the Ochoco National Forest.
The Bulletin newspaper of Bend reports ( http://is.gd/xoHiRG ) that Craig and Paul Johnson shot the dogs in August 2012 while hunting elk. Gordon Clark of Madras owned the dogs, and used them to protect grazing sheep from predators.
Thanks to Wild River for the link
For those that aren’t familiar with Great Pyrenees, they are the finest flock guardians in the world, bar none. They can crush a coyote with one bite from their massive jaws.
They’ve got a great disposition, are calm and actually pretty gentle – unless you’re fucking with their flock.
There’s quite a few around here. You can usually spot them laying down right in the middle of a grazing flock, just look for a bright white sheep – it’s usually a Pyrenees.
Fuckers are huge, too. Google them for more info.
Oh yeah, they don’t come cheap either but well worth their cost.