Yugi has found a family who absolutely adores him and he adores them. He has his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel buddy, Fred, to whom he looks up. He is really coming out of his shell although still timid, but he even goes into the kitchen, now. He sits on the front porch with his person and watches the world go by as he gets used to the sights and sounds. Way to go, Yugi! Congratulations to you and thanks your family!

Yugie is a 6-month old (as of February 2015) sweetie. We think he is an Akbash mix.

He was 'bought' from a farmer by teenagers who lived in an apartment. He barked, as LGDs do, and is timid so the teenagers surrendered him to Toronto Animal Services because they didn't know what to do with him. TAS asked us to take him since many dogs don't do well in the noisy shelter environment.

He is underweight but slowly gaining weight since he devours his raw diet.

He loves playing with the resident dog. He keeps track of where she is since she provides comfort to him. He must go to a home with another dog with whom he can play and look up to.

He is very quiet in the house and is only now becoming used to going through doorways. His foster thought he would be a handful but he is far from it. He goes outside to do his business, plays and then comes back in for a nap, followed by chewing his bone and then another nap. He sleeps in his crate at night and is crated when his foster people are not home.

Agnes is working on encouraging him to go out the front door to venture out into the big wide world but he is not yet ready. He is an extremely timid boy who needs someone who has much patience to work with him to make him a more confident dog.

His nocturnal instincts really kick in as he loves to play between 21h00 and 22h30.

We have very good information on our website which we encourage you to take the time to read. Please do your research on this breed to ensure this is the dog for you.

As a Pyr he will bark. This is one of the tools that allows them to do their job to warn off predators. They dig holes in your garden to stay cool in the summer, and shed at least twice a year and will leave white dust bunnies throughout the year. They will wander since this is instinctive to them as they are used to wander with the livestock for which they care.

They must be contained within a large fenced-in area of a minimum of six-foot secure fencing in which they can run, play and look after their property. Tie-outs are not suitable since this does not allow them to properly watch over their territory. They have been known to go through invisible fencing so this is also not acceptable containment.

Pyrs need patience and consistency in their training and someone who will work with their instincts. They are independent thinkers and, therefore, only listen if it's worth their while. Treat them as partners in a dance where you lead the way.

If you think your family is a good match for this boy, please contact Agnes at 289-489-2279.

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Dec 03, 2015
Yuki has found his voice
by: Joanne Perrow

Yuki never barked, he would rush out to pee and rush in and hide on his couch if the doorbell rang. In the past week, he runs out to pee at night, barks in all corners of the yard and explores looking for intruders. No sign of fear. In the house he sits on his couch looking out the window and barks at anyone approaching the house. When I answer the door, he is quietly at my side. If I accept them he does too. If I don't know them, he stays quietly at my side.

He is changing .. He doesn't want to sleep in his crate any more and is becoming much braver. He is still fearful around men but we are working on that ....

I can't imagine a better dog !

Oct 06, 2015
Growing up .....
by: Anonymous

Yuki has changed. He seems to be very secure and much more confident. He is going out with his tail curled up and runs around patrolling our yard. Indoors he will do a big woof at dark and then settles in to guard the house. He even went for a walk around the block and was not hesitant ( as long as my other dog was with us being walked by my friend). He is big, a goofy loving puppy who does not hesitate to protect his people. He has been here 6 months ... I can't wait to see him continue to become the dog he was meant to be ! But he still loves to sleep on the couch ....

Sep 08, 2015
Birthday Boy
by: Anonymous

Yuki will be 1 year old on Thursday. I have had him for 5 months ... The time has just flown by. He is a very happy and loving dog. He loves to lie beside me with his head in my lap while I read or knit and cries like a baby until I let him. He begs for treats along with his buddy Fred and is much better with guests in the house. If I like them, he does too. My sweet boy.

Apr 21, 2015
by: Joanne Perrow

I love this dog. He has relaxed completely in the house and is much better in the back yard and on the front porch with me. Today I let them out to play in the back yard, and he was very happy. He is still not good on the leash but that will come I am sure ... He is a very sweet dog with a loving personality.

Mar 22, 2015
Love him ...
by: Joanne Perrow

What a beautiful boy. I will be calling you as I would love to adopt him. I currently have a King Carles spaniel and my previous dogs were two pyrs. We live a quiet life and I am sure he would fit in well.

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