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Local Outdoorsman Recounts Befriending Dog Who Refused To Abandon Sheep In Logan Canyon 17 Years Ago


Seventeen years after a Great Pyrenees sheepdog was rescued after faithfully guarding three stranded sheep in Logan Canyon, the man who brought the public’s attention to the plight is telling his full story.

Jim Stone, a longtime Bear Lake guide and business owner, has teamed up with friend Karen Stone to write “The Legend of Big Boy: Safe or Stranded.”


The book’s subtitle is a reference to the headline of a 2004 Herald Journal article about the dog. After the article, there was a public outpouring of support for the dog.


“The next morning after I went public, the Search & Rescue was there, the cops were there, the game wardens were there, the public people were there with signs about rescuing Big Boy,” Stone said. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.