Owners: Cooper belongs to Nick Aderman, a partner Frog's Tooth Vineyards & Winery. Maddee is winemaker Will SavoieHoule's dog.
Location: Murphys, Calif., in the Sierra Foothills
Dogs' Names: Cooper and Maddee
Ages: 11 (Cooper) and 7 (Maddee)
Breeds: Cooper is a male Cockapoo, friendly, outgoing, intelligent and loving dogs. Maddee is a female Great Pyrenees, bred to fend off livestock predators. They are known to be very loyal to family and territory.
In a Word: Fiesty (Cooper) and sweetheart (Maddee)
Job Titles: Maddee is the vineyard protector. Cooper would be assistant to the vineyard protector.
Star Quality: Cooper is a perpetual puppy; everyone thinks he is 2 years old. Maddee is the kindest, gentlest dog ever.
Best Bud: Maddee's best bud is the winemaker's son Wilder. Cooper's best bud is Maddee. (He's in love.)
Favorite Reward or Possession: Maddee's favorite is the rubber bungs from our wine barrels. Cooper loves gigantic bones that are way too big for him.
Favorite Getaway: Both love going camping and love lying out in the vineyard soaking up the sun.
Forgivable Flaw: Maddee won't leave winery visitors alone. Cooper won't leave Maddee alone. (Did I mention he is in love?)
Backstory: Cooper is from Lancaster, Pa., and was born on an Amish farm. Maddee was a rescue; her previous owner didn't have enough land for her to roam and do Great Pyrenees things. A few years ago, she stepped in a hole at the vineyard while running full speed chasing a bird. She broke her front right leg in several places and needed surgery. Many friends and winery club members chipped in to help pay for her surgery.