September 12, 2013
by Marta
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Alpacas Wildcat Hollow is expanding our barn and store!

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Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow is under construction! We are expanding our barn facilities and The Last Stall (our store)! Our Grand Re-opening will be November 9th with a Christmas theme – Christmas in the Barn!  We will be serving hot chocolate and cookies.  Come join us!

Jr. Guardians in training!

August 7, 2013
by Marta
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Gabby’s pups were all placed in wonderful working situations! The pups are now with their new owners! The pups’ new homes range from North Carolina to Colorado.

 

Jr. Guardians in training!

Jr. Guardians in training

We often receive letters from the new owners and we received this note recently:

Nico has really opened up and let his personality shine in the past few weeks. We are in the process of finishing our barn and he has dealt well with the construction. He is very alert and attentive to everything that is going on around him. He is a very smart, independent thinker and a quick learner. I can tell he was bred to be a guardian because he is weary around strangers coming to the barn until he sees that they are OK with me. He is protective of his environment when he sees a stray dog nearby or hears squirrels rustling in the woods beside his area. 

It’s so heart warming to know the pups are in such good homes!

 

 

 

 

 

The Jr. Guardians meet the alpacas.

The Jr. Guardians meet the alpacas.

Maremma "Duke" meets alpaca Annie.

Maremma “Duke” meets alpaca Annie.

 

She had four males and two females.  We have two males left for purchase.

May 27, 2013
by Marta
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The Harveyville Project 2013 Yarn School visited AWH!

November 18, 2012
by Marta
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We placed all of Gabby’s pups in wonderful guardian situations!

Hi it’s Ed and Marta, the photo is the pups taking a small break inside.  It is hard to get them still enough to take a photo!They are just fantastic!  They are very smart and adaptable.  They are getting lots of socializing around the orchard and seem comfortable with everything.  They are very wise little guys much past their age.  My husband had me rename AK and Uzi to Hekyl and Jekyl which actually fits them quite fine.  They are really growing and almost as tall as my lab, Ruby.  Miko – the Maremma took a while to warm up to them. He seemed to want to make sure they knew he was the boss.  He was just standoffish and they recognized very easily not to bug him. Now it is all loosening up.  They stay outside in a nice pen where Miko watches the orchard and guards on a hill.  So they have heard him work every night.  After a barking and running episode he goes back and settles down in front of them.  When they get older they can work with him at night.My other dogs are fine with them.  The pups don’t chase the guineas – Hekyl (that is the fluffier one) was a bit interested but it didn’t last.  We think pups learn from the other dogs that guineas albeit very attractive are to just be ignored.Anyway, you should be pleased about this litter.  I have raised lots of pups and these two are very impressive.  They are very friendly and sweet but will bark at strange things.  They read the other dogs very well, don’t seem to be bothered by anything, strange surfaces – indoors or outdoors, they make very good decisions.  I don’t know if you have ever been around not so smart pups and dogs who are constantly getting themselves in harms way.  Not these guys.

Oh, they are hunting mice in the field and actually catching them. I know some herders don’t feed their guard dogs much and they have to rely on catching varmints, etc.  It is in their genetics.

Just wanted to let you know they are doing GREAT!

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June 18, 2012
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Gabby comes home!

Gabby is a Maremma Sheepdog who is one of three guardians taking care of our alpacas. She just turned two years old and as such, her hips were rated by OFA as “good.” She is currently being bred to a male, also registered Maremma, whose hips have been rated as “excellent.” Their pups will be gorgeous, intelligent and the right choice to guard your herd!

June 14, 2012
by Marta
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The Last Stall joins The Paxico Meatloaf Festival!

AWH will be at the Paxico meatloaf Festival June 30, 2012 with our alpacas elated articles!  This is a perfect time to pick up yarn, roving, fiber for holiday gifts you can start making!   We also have completed articles such as rugs, scarves, sweaters, caps etc… We will be available for sharing our experience with alpacas foryour education and introduction this exciting rewarding business!