3 year old male

Is a three year old Pyrenees too old to adjust to a new environment? He'll be a guardian over my alpacas and new to our family. I'm told he's a bit skittish, but so is my female. We've had her 12 years and she's ready to retire. Will he learn from her or do you suggest getting a younger pup?

Comments for 3 year old male

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 21, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
easy, boy
by: Anonymous

Has it ever been explained to you under what circumstances this dog became 'skittish'? It's unusual behavior for the breed. Is he a mix? Has he any experience with animals in pasture?
Never underestimate the ancient genetics of the Pyrenees. We once were so privileged to observe a 'suburban' Pyr, on his very first intro to pastured animals. He totally morphed into the guardian he was born to be. He carefully observed, respectfully entered the pasture, his physical outline changed and we watched as he went to each individual to introduce himself. We stayed quiet and allowed him to do what and how he knew to do this. Even the 2 donkeys, who have a hatred for all canines, accepted him. It was magical.
I believe that your female may lose her own skittishness when she has a helpmate with her. If the dogs are easy with each other, compatible, then its worth a try. Pyrenees are not normally nervous nellys....perhaps the work with the alpacas together as a team, will be good for everyone. Good luck.

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. Neuter or Not

    Jul 03, 20 03:55 PM

    I know with other breeds, particularly those more prone to aggressive behavior, this procedure supposedly helps to make them less likely to act out. However,

    Read More

  2. Aggression to dogs

    Jun 30, 20 07:14 AM

    We have adopted a GP/Golden Retriever mix. Emphasis on Great Pyrenees. Lily is now 6 years old and we have had her for about a year. She is very aggressive

    Read More

  3. Hypothyroidism

    Jun 28, 20 06:49 AM

    Hello - our dog started sitting and lying down frequently during walks. She is panting heavily when she does this. Consequently our walks are much shorter.

    Read More

  4. Rescue dog peeing

    Jun 21, 20 08:16 AM

    We want to rescue a female great pyr. we understand that she will go over to the other dogs food dish and pee in it when he is finished. they have been

    Read More

  5. Domestic rabbits

    Jun 21, 20 07:59 AM

    Hi there. We just rescued a 6 year old pyr. He's very sweet . We have 2 rabbits who live in owns (free range occasionally) . He is fascinated by them.

    Read More

  6. Stress and heat

    Jun 21, 20 07:36 AM

    I have only had my dog for two days. She is a two-year-old female great Pyrenees. Although she’s been in the house with the air-conditioning on she always

    Read More

  7. Hot weather

    Jun 18, 20 07:21 AM

    My husband and I are thinking of retiring to Orlando Florida and of course I won't give up my Pyrenees dog. Do Great Pyrenees do good in the Florida heat?

    Read More

  8. Kara

    Jun 17, 20 03:13 PM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* This wee girl came from a sad situation but she is moving forward in life. She was in foster and has, now, gone into her adoptive home.

    Read More