(Closed) Anyone own a great pyrenees?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Uhh, sorry what’s a great pyrenees?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

A Great Pyr is a breed of dog, yrret.

 

Pendola: I grew up in the middle of a big city with Great Pyrs. We did not have the biggest yard but Great Pyrs are not dogs that needs TONS of room. Yes, they are herding dogs but they don’t eat as much as most large dogs as they tend to be more sedentery only moving with the herd.

My parents still have one of our Great Pyrs and he is walked every other day or so. We’ve never had a problem with overweight dogs so I guess it’s about right.

They are great dogs and I have to say wonderful family dogs. They herded us together if us kids ran off too far from the family and now that we’re adults, he’s unbelievably happy when we all converge at Christmas.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes, I got one for my mom (well a mix of a great pyranees & a golden retriever). My mom also has 2 newfies (newfoundlands), which are very similar to the pyranees. 11k square feet should be plenty of room for one. My mom has 2 newfies plus the pyranees/retriever plus 2 dalmatians & has about an acre of land & its PLENTY of room for all of them. Not sure how many square feet are in an acre thou.

EDIT: They do need an 8 foot fully fenced yard. My mom went thru a rescue & 8 foot fence was a requirement.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well, most rescues have fencing requirements. Almost all of them do that I looked into. Fencing is safer because it keeps the dog in & other animals out, especially when the dog is learning where “home” is, or if they’re prone to wander. Not sure if Pyrs are a “wandering” breed, I think they’re more loyal to stay at home. Sounds like you have plenty of space thou :).

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh & http://www.petfinder.com is a GREAT website to find a pyrs from a shelter or rescue. Its where I found my dog & its where my mom & a few friends found their dogs.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t own on but my ex-boyfriend’s family had one.  He was a wonderful dog!  I love them and think they’re absolutely fantastic.  I don’t think they are huge wanderers, at least this one wasn’t.  They didn’t have a fenced yard and he would stick around the house even if the other two went off in search of mischief. 

And I don’t think they would require an 8 ft fence.  It’s just not physically possible for them to climb over that.  They’re way to heavy.  I think that was a rescue requirement (and a ridiculous one at that who has an 8′ fence?!), not a breed specific one.  A solid one on the other hand, I would go with yes.  🙂 

(By the way, taller fence does not equal more secure.  Our dog can climb out of his 6’6″ kennel but not our current 5′ yard.  As soon as you get the fence high enough they can’t just clear it bring the top in so there’s an overhang somehow (we use hotwire but a ledge would work too) and they won’t be able to climb out)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I’ve only ever met working Great Pyranese, so I’m not sure. Newfoundlands might be another breed you are interested in though. Those I DO have experience with and I can tell you that despite their very large size, they can be even apartment dogs. They are very easy going, calm, and great with kids. They are also smart and love to swim, and have a trendancy to drool (some of them drool a lot). They also shed a lot. But I’m guessing since you like Great Pyranese, you don’t mind the drool or the shedding :p They aren’t so great in heat because of all the black fur, but otherwise are great companions outdoors and will be happy to have as little or as much exercise as you provide them, granted more is definitely better. They won’t start destroying your house though if you don’t exercise them enough like some breeds.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Not all the bigger dogs drool, my mom’s newfies don’t really drool at all. My friend’s St Bernard drooled so badly, I ran to avoid him!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have two couch potatoes pyrs.  Each dog is unique.  Remember they are livestock guardian dogs and not herders…..  They BARK- which is their job.  And they SHED, but no so much drooling-except after water, and exercise. 

You have to remember if you get them as puppies to not let them do anything as a puppy that you dont want them to do as grownp ups (100-150lb grown ups)  Both of ours are from petfinders.com. Sadly lots of peope get them as polar bear puppied and dont realize they go from 30lbs to 60 in about two months.

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Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Great pooches!  My older bro has one crossed with a lab. 

This might seem random but in plenty of HOA’s an 8 foot fence wouldn’t be allowed… just saying.  A standard fence is a 6 foot.

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