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My neighbor has one, he barks nonstop all night. In my research I have read they tend to bark alot. I am a groomer and have experience with them for a couple hours at a time ,and had no issues. Does yours bark a lot. I would love to have one, but the neighbor has me wondering if this breed is best for my farm.
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My neighbor has one, he barks nonstop all night. In my research I have read they tend to bark alot. I am a groomer and have experience with them for a couple hours at a time ,and had no issues. Does yours bark a lot. I would love to have one, but the neighbor has me wondering if this breed is best for my farm.

 

Does your neighbor's GP have a job or is it just a housepet? My understanding is that if they are trained as Livestock Guardian Dogs and have a job, they will bark at what they perceive to be danger to warn it off. If no danger, they shouldn't be barking. At night their job is to walk the perimeter checking for intruders.

 

Working LGDs generally lay so calmly while watching their charges you likely don't even know they are there when everything is fine.

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2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



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post #53 of 55

Great Pyrenees use their bark to warn off predators.  Their bark says I am big... do not even come over here.  Since predators tend to roam mostly at night, the dogs are barking at night.  The only fault I have seen with G Pyrs is their tendency to roam.  They can climb fences.  Even with their big size, they can jump fences.  Our first G Pyr was the perfect dog.  She did her job and she stayed home.  Three G Pyrs that we adopted through rescue at around 5 mos. of age would not stay home.  They all did their job when they were here but two are no longer with us and the 3rd is MIA as I write this.  Recently we adopted an Akbash/G. Pyr. that is 12 weeks old.  I am hoping with the age and mix this one will stay home:fl

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Yeah, I had heard that GPs roam, as do Anatolians. I've also heard that Maremmas as less likely to roam. But I'm sure that all varies by the individual dog. What are the odds that your rescued ones were there BECAUSE they wouldn't stay home?

2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



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2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



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Yeah, I had heard that GPs roam, as do Anatolians. I've also heard that Maremmas as less likely to roam. But I'm sure that all varies by the individual dog. What are the odds that your rescued ones were there BECAUSE they wouldn't stay home?

The odds are very favorable.  I used to volunteer for a G Pyr group and you would not believe the number of dogs that came it because of this.  I'm reeeeaaalllly hoping that since this Akbash X is so young that we won't have a problem:fl  We live on 113+ acres so there is plenty of space to roam.  Our girl that is currently MIA/AWOL actually goes up to the town store and school, she's even been the greater at our Post Office.  We usually pick her up when we come through after work.  I once read an article "what do you call a Pyr off leash?"  A Dis-apyr.

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