short fur

by Mary
(Twin Falls, ID)

My Pyr has shorter fur than I have seen to be the norm. She does have all the other characteristics of a pure bread. Double rear dew claws. Crooked tail. Her personality. Is this the norm for a pyr?

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Aug 28, 2016
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Short Coat
by: Great Pyrenees Club

Pyrs don't have short coats.

Akbash can have double dew (two nails on each hind leg). Akbash, Maremmas, and Kuvasz all look similar and have similar personality traits and people mistake these big whites for Pyrs.

If she is purebred, she'll have come with registration papers supplied by the breeder that they have obtained from a recognized kennel club.

Not sure about a crooked tail. They have tails that curl over when they are on alert.

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Confused
by: Anonymous

I am confused i was under the misunderstanding that GPs have been around for thousands of years. But since the first keenel club was formed in 1873 does that mean there were no GP pure breeds before that and if so where did they come from and what dogs were the french nobles keeping in the louis the 14th era. Once again purebreed vs pedagree?

Aug 29, 2016
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Coat
by: Donna

Yes, they have been around for many years. Man bred these dogs to be guardian livestock dogs.

In Canada, there is the pedigree act that states that in order for a dog to be purebred, the proof is in the registration papers coming from a recognized kennel club.

To get a dog from an unethical breeder who says it is purebred, you're going on their word. The States version of purebred working differently from Canada. In the USA, apparently, you don't have to have any papers.

In Canada, for someone just to say a dog is purebred doesn't work. If a Pyr is actually backyard bred, it can be a Pyr but we call those full Pyrs.

Proper DNA testing will confirm whether or not a Pyr is just that.

I hope this helps.

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