J Bar Stenberg Ranch in St. Ignatius Montana
Located in St. Ignatius Montana

J Bar Stenberg Ranch


Great Pyrenees



Great PyreneesThe Stenberg Family is a long-time ranch family dating back to 1887 in America and for generations before in Norway. In 1976 We were having a huge predator problem with our livestock. We had heard about Great Pyrenees and purchased two male dogs from Missouri. They were great!!! Within a year we purchased two females from Illinois. We were hooked on these beautiful Polar Bears forever.

Since 1976 they have protected our family and livestock with unbelievable devotion and love. Countless times they have guarded against bear, mountain lion, wolf, and coyote. They have on numerous occasions kept strangers in their car protecting the little children. We sold three puppies over the years to two Chicago lady judges that were sisters. They had been told by a friend that also was a Chicago Police Captain that the finest and most devoted guard dog was a Great Pyrenees. After they tried the first puppy, they purchased two others over several years. There is volumes of stories about how these gorgeous gentle giants will allow a little child to pull on his lips and ears one minute and a moment later bare his teeth at a threatening stranger.

The Great Pyrenees is a unique animal. There are many guard dog breeds such as Dobermans, Rottweiler, German Shepard’s and all of the livestock guard dog breeds. The Great Pyrenees stands alone as a true Gentle Giant with a devoted love towards his family. The Great Pyrenees is the most laid-back gentle dog you can have the pleasure of having around. You will only witness his extreme guarding instinct on that rare occasion when he feels his love ones are in danger. Then enemy beware!!! He will thrust his mighty jaws and massive bulk against any threat be it human, animal or even vehicle.

We raise the highest quality Great Pyrenees possible. There are guaranteed and are healthy and fully socialized with kids, adults and thousands of livestock. They are raised in the splendor which is Montana. We would love to provide you with your next family member or herd guardian.

Norwegian Pyrenees are also available