Casper The Great Pyrenees Wins The American Farm Bureau Federation’s ‘2024 People’s Choice Pup’

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The American Farm Federation (AFBF) has named Casper the Great Pyrenees this year’s People’s Choice Pup.

Last month, a Georgia Great Pyrenees known for killing eight coyotes to protect his owner’s flock of sheep was nominated for the Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year award.

Although Casper did not win the coveted title, he was recognized as a fan favorite and was named the “People’s Choice Pup.”

This contest is part of the overall Farm Dog of the Year contest. The public was then invited to vote for their favorite pup. By the end of the contest, over 100,000 votes had been cast.

Casper takes home a trophy, a gift basket, and a $1000 prize. And according to AFBFthe dog’s owner, John Wierwill, donated the prize money to the Lifeline Animal Project.

Lifeline Animal Project treated Casper for his injuries and cared for him afterwards. 2022 Coyote Encounter.

On the AFBF website, Casper says: “He is best known for fighting off coyotes to protect his flock.”

On January 22nd, Weirville shared the news of Casper’s People’s Choice Pup award on Facebook.he I have written, “Thank you also to everyone who voted for our brave, determined and goofy livestock guardians.”

he continued, “We are so proud of Casper and happy that he will now have a long life doing what he loves.”

The coveted title of 2024 Farm Dog of the Year went to a Border Collie, Catahoula Hound and Australian Shepherd mix. Skippy.

According to AFBF, Skippy is helping his owner Donald Adams, who was injured on the farm, continue doing what he loves.

“Thanks to Skippy, Donald continues to farm and gets stronger every day.” AFBF wrote.

The Farm Dog of the Year contest celebrates farm dogs and the many ways they help farmers and ranchers across the country produce nutritious meals for their families.

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