Welcome to Marquis Ranch
Located in Southeast Arizona and the greater Temecula Valley of Southern California.
We Raise Olde English "Babydoll" Miniature Southdown Sheep
& Great Pyrenees Livestock Guardian Dogs
Originated in the early 2000’s we began in Orange County with two quarter horses and six chickens. Our love for animals and desire to expand our family, we relocated to a ranch in Murrieta. The additions to our growing family included, miniature Hereford cattle, Babydoll lambs, the increase of the flock of chickens and the addition of several mares to our herd. During this tenure we have had the great pleasure of breeding and delivering a dozen or so foals, including a few champions, breeding and delivering a dozen or so calves including a champion bull and his champion calves. Our Babydoll herd expanded as we learned and experienced the joy in breeding and raising these sweet, playful characters. We added Great Pyrenees LGDs to protect our herd and after experiencing these “gentle giants” we fell in love with the breed.
As life evolves, we have downsized the ranch and our current focus is only on the raising and breeding of the “Babydolls” and Great Pyrenees LGDs. In early 2020 our Ranch has expanded to a beautiful small town in southeast Arizona, Sierra Vista. Why here? Sierra Vista (Spanish for "Mountain View") has always enjoyed clean air, ideal weather and spectacular forever views of the Mule, Dragoon, Whetstone, and Huachuca Mountains. In addition, this family friendly town is very livestock friendly and welcomes all of the special four-legged friends, big and small. This move will allow us to continue our passion of raising our adorable "Babydolls" with less concerns of the continuing increase of costs and increased restrictions and regulations regarding livestock in California.
Our “Babydoll” and Great Pyrenees buyers have come from every walk of life and have different reasons for their interest in these little smiling teddy bears and their protectors. Every buyer, at first sight finds that special look on the face of the lamb who will forever “Start their day with a Smile.”
Start your day with a smile….
own a Babydoll