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post #21 of 27
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My neighbor has a Great Pyrenee female, no training nothing, but she is very protective for his poultry, If I disturb my hens after dark and they make noise, the fence is the only thing that keeps her from attacking me, the only downside is she will attack any strangers if they get close. and she barks a lot

a great pyr, that attacks people?

 

and would attack you, for disturbing your hens, and not the neighbors?

post #22 of 27
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My neighbor has a Great Pyrenee female, no training nothing, but she is very protective for his poultry, If I disturb my hens after dark and they make noise, the fence is the only thing that keeps her from attacking me, the only downside is she will attack any strangers if they get close. and she barks a lot

The only downside is that she's a huge legal liability for them. You're lucky there's a fence between you. Better hope it's strong.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by BertS View Post
 

a great pyr, that attacks people?

 

and would attack you, for disturbing your hens, and not the neighbors?

It seems there is some misunderstanding, Yes if MY hens make noise at night she will come as close as she can to investigate.

If anyone disturbs his hens, God help him.

post #24 of 27

This is the story with guard dogs;  Really good fencing or injuries to people!  It's less expensive to have fencing and a covered run, than the fencing and cost and liability of a big guard dog, unless you are out there in Montana worrying about wolves in the sheep.  Mary

post #25 of 27

I thought great pyrs were more people friendly.

post #26 of 27


Australian Cattle Dogs 'til I die! This is our 9 year old male, Irwin, hanging out in the coop. Zero training when it comes to guarding, he just knows and respects our authority and boundaries and he doesn't let anything that shouldn't be on the property in. Put a flock of chickens in his face and tell him to leave them be, done.
post #27 of 27

They make great cattle dogs too. 

They round them up for milking quite nicely. 

Love them!

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