Lost Creek Llamas began in 1985 with the purchase of one classic llama, a second llama boarder, and a vision — to produce the finest pack llamas possible, and to never stop learning about llamas.

In 1986 we returned to Oregon and moved onto 20 acres south of Dexter. For many years, our herd waxed and waned, at first in response to requests to train extra-difficult llamas and then an exponentially increasing stream of unwanted (and usually untrained) llamas who were dumped in droves when the overpriced investment breeder driven market predictably collapsed. Fortunately, hands-on llama rescue has expanded nationally, allowing us to focus on instead providing free consultation for difficult behavior cases, thus reaching and helping far more llamas and their people in a single year than we ever could in all our years of hands-on rescue put together.

Throughout the many years spent in rescue and despite the time we still devote to helping llamas of all kinds, we have never waivered from our singular devotion to elite-performing Classic pack llamas.

Our llama family has finally transitioned to our original vision of a manageably-sized herd consisting of a few treasured nonbreeders and a sustainable group of carefully chosen Classic pack llamas for both packing and breeding, selected from multiple generations of proven on-trail performance and healthy, diverse genetic backgrounds.

It's been 32 years since we bought our first llama, and we are more convinced than ever that llamas complete our existence.

Our breeding program for high-performance Classic llama athletes consists of the very best we could locate that were available for purchase over a span of more than 30 years. We have been increasingly pleased with the results, as are those who've been fortunate enough to pass muster as the new caretakers of the llamas we've so carefully produced and trained. We are truly fortunate to be able to keep in touch with a number of former residents happily placed in suitable homes.

We continue to amass information from every source available, conduct our own research, and we daily strive to delve into the less tangible and yet supremely important realm of our llamas' minds. As a result of our ongoing efforts to truly understand llamas as they are, we are able to offer you this evolving website, books and seminars through Lost Creek Llamaprints, and the ever-improving Get Connected! workshops.

We cordially invite you to browse through our website, get to know about our llama friends, get the straight scoop on a few sacred subjects, and glean information — some of which you aren't likely to find anywhere else.

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