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Looking to buy Great Pyrenees Puppy in Florida/Georgia

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Hen House 60, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Hen House 60

    Hen House 60 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking for one of these great guardian livestock dogs. I have not been very successful in locating one here locally. I live in NE FL, but I am willing to travel a couple hundred miles if necessary. I have 80 acres and plently of livestock that need protection.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I suggest a pyreneese rescue group. You may want to be open to a cross with border collie or some other ranch type dog. Be aware of a few things with these guys: Socialization when young is extremely important. We took Ludwig to puppy school at 4 mos.. even at that age, he was his own being. They are known for their independent thinking, which is why they're such great guard dogs. If they think something or someone is wrong, you cannot convince them otherwise. If you want your pyr to be your friend as well as guardian, training is really important. Ludwig is 4 yrs old, 150 lbs, and a really good buddy (mine, not my husband's not that close to my daughter). GROOMING really ought to be done professionally at least 4 times/yr. The fur is INSANE! But I really would check with a pyr forum with regards to the Florida weather. These guys were bred to sustain sub-zero temps in the Pyreneese Mountains! Be prepared for knee and/or hip problems. Americans keep breeding for impressive size and the joints haven't had a chance to evolve to support these giant frames. I suggest starting an account. I wish I had. I can't afford the $2200 accruciate surgery Ludwig should have. We have to restrict his activity and keep him on anti-inflammatories. Yea right - "restrict the activities" of a Great Pyreneese! Oh Yea - he killed 2 chickens (before he was 6 mos old) before he learned that was not an option. Caught him in the act of trying to lick the feathers off of two others. Hope that helps. Good luck and have fun!
     
  3. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Have you looked on Petfinder.com to see if their are any in shelter near you. You'd be amazed with how often they get puppies in the shelters. Or even a young adult who got "to big"
     
  4. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    I am in Jasper, Where are you?? I rescue/rehome them all the time. Shoot me an email. [​IMG]
     
  5. Hen House 60

    Hen House 60 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to everyone and their advice reagarding this breed. Please note to all who have directed me to pet finder and other rescue groups that they do not want allow me to adopt due to me having a child of the age 4. Due to liability, they only adopt out to homes with older children.
     
  6. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    Interesting, I didnt read anywhere about age of child being a definate no

    The Florida Great Pyrenese Club doesnt have child age restrictions, even a few of their dogs state "great w/children"
     
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  7. Hen House 60

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    GREAT Rescue has already said no. I am still looking into a couple of others.
     
  8. Hen House 60

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    Thanks rooster0209 for the web site, I just completed the application and I look forward tohearing from them soon.
     
  9. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    Good luck, I hope they approve your app.

    There were some beautiful dogs there. My fav was the older male at the top of the avail dogs. He was just so pretty. and of course the one w/the chickens by the wading pool
     

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