Great Pyrenees?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ThePigeonKid, May 24, 2012.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
    What do you all think about Great Pyrenees? Are they good with chickens,ducks,goats,sheep?
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    From what I know (thats not much ) they are good with animals around. My friend has a farm with goats pigs chickens and cats and she has 2 of these dogs and as far as I know she hasnt ever had a problem. Id like to know more to hopefully somone else will know more.
  3. folgerrd

    folgerrd Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    We have a Pyrenese/Bernese mix, not the brightest but loving. She isn't good with animals other than dogs who can handle her, (and our purebred bernese was complete opposite she'd hatch your chicken eggs for you)but she tries to herd the kids. Or did before, and that's a pyrenese thing so maybe they are meant to be good with animals.
  4. SouthernAlberta

    SouthernAlberta Songster

    Mar 30, 2012
    Canada - Garden Zone 3
    Pyrs are guardians so they are good with animals and people who are "theirs", but they will defend their family and livestock to the death, if necessary. Their job is to guard livestock from wildlife like coyotes and cougars, etc. If not fenced in, Pyrs will roam as far as they think their territory is. As pets, they shouldn't be off leash and need to be well socialized with people and other pets. This site has a terrific forum for asking about the breed,
  5. GreatPyrLover

    GreatPyrLover Songster

    Nov 2, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC
    They are WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] I will never be without one!!!! [​IMG] We have two right now....these two make our third and of the two we just rescued, not 100% sure that he is pure but he sure looks the part and acts the part...I love them more than you can imagine...I dont use mine for guarding livestock...mine are house dogs so their job is to guard the house and us and they do an awesome job!!!! They just have lots of hair and I am not one for shaving them....they need that hair!!!! [​IMG]

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