Barking

by Wendy
(NC, USA)

I have been told that as these dogs "patrol" at night, they will constantly let out warning barks. Is this typical/true? We have 5 acres with neighbors nearby, and don't want to get a pyr only to have it become a noisy nuisance.

Comments for Barking

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 01, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
They Bark
by: Ed A from NJ

There is a very simple solution to the barking. Bring the little guy inside. If you want a guard dog you have to let him do his job. It has taken thousands of year for them to learn there trade. So if you want a Pyrenees you ether led him guard or bring him in to rest. But I promise if he is on duty intruders will know he is there and barking is how.

Mar 01, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
barking
by: susan

They do bark a lot, and loudly, and not only at night. If you have neighbours near by, you will have to bring them in the house with you when they start barking. Unless they are actually guarding livestock, they'd prefer to be in the house with you anyway. After all, how else can they protect you? ;)

Mar 17, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Barking
by: Donna

It's important to do your research on any breed. Many people don't and get them because they're beautiful without taking into consideration their other traits.

These include digging in the garden to stay cool in the summer, they shed mounds of hair twice a year and a little less throughout the year, they require patience training to make them good canine citizens. They also do things on their own time. If you want an obedience dog, get a Retriever, Lab or any other number of dogs on which you should do research to ensure it is a good match for your family.

Sadly, many people get these dogs without doing their research and they end up in rescue for exactly those reasons. One of them is barking. It's their instinct.

Barking is how they warn predators away from their livestock or, in the city, away from their homes.

They are highly intelligent dogs who think for themselves which is why there were chosen to be guardians of livestock.

Pyrs are not for most people.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.








Breaking News

  1. Weight gain

    Apr 21, 17 01:58 PM

    I have a GP he's 7 months old. He is getting longer but seems that he looks so thin. Is this normal for the pups to look thinner as they shed and grow

    Read More

  2. Doggy Dementia?

    Apr 19, 17 11:41 AM

    We rescued our Pyr approximately 5 yrs ago. At the time we thought she was at least 4 yrs old. She's always been really laid back, low maintenance (except

    Read More

  3. Unattended Pyrs

    Apr 18, 17 04:38 PM

    If a GP was left alone for 18-36 hours on a large acreage property that is fenced and he has lived on for 6 months. timed food dispenser and water source

    Read More

  4. Milo got bigger taller longer

    Apr 15, 17 11:39 AM

    Milo the darling got taller by two inches and longer by two inches ( usa ). We got him May 2016. It's now April 2017 . He grew bigger. Milo was a bottlefed

    Read More

  5. Milo sleep pees but not when awake

    Apr 14, 17 05:25 PM

    Milo sleep pees but not when awake. How common is this?is it's a neutered thing? Vet sez will give proin. RX. See his sphincter relaxes when he relaxes.

    Read More

  6. Shedding!

    Apr 14, 17 05:23 PM

    I have a 10 week old pyrenees puppy who is not shedding at all. I have never owned this breed but know a little bit.I know they are supposed to shed a

    Read More

  7. Believe pets go to heaven comforts me

    Apr 14, 17 05:22 PM

    Many religious leaders including Billy Graham and the Pope believe pets go to heaven , comforts me.

    Read More

  8. Milo winks one eye

    Apr 10, 17 05:29 PM

    Milo winks one eye he observed it being done by me and my 3 cats . Either he winks first or in response to my wink. It's a big hit at the nursing home

    Read More