6 week old pups outside

by donna smith
(NC)

Is it ok to leave our 9 six week old great pyr pups outside in a 10x10 kennel? they have been inside since birth other than short trips outside. the spot is in the shade the whole time with shavings for them to lie on. Mom is with them. She is not happy about being outside. I worry they are too young and it is too hot (around 90 degrees with a nice breeze). They are bred for guarding the sheep and goats.

Comments for 6 week old pups outside

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 10, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
unsure
by: Anonymous

Sorry, but I am unsure just what leaving a batch of puppies outside, in the heat, has to do with them having been 'bred to herd sheep'. Is this your idea of 'training' them to live outdoors or something?
Their mom is not easy with your decision. She knows what is best for her pups....you obviously don't.
You need to learn about the training of working dogs from a reputable source, which would be a registered breeder.
Leaving the puppies outdoors in the heat is torture, not training, and it is not okay.

Jul 12, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstar
re 6 week old pups outside
by: Craig

While Pyrs are very adaptable, they grow thick coats for cold weather and early exposure to high heat could be detrimental.
Preferable to have shelter inside a cool room while they are young.

Ok to leave them outside but should have shelter in a shaded area with the opening facing away from prevailing wind/rain. If the shelter is shaded, then it will keep reasonably cool. Open but shaded areas with exposure to the breeze a must.

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. Bella

    Jan 21, 19 01:00 PM

    Bella was born April 17, 2018 to a Great Pyrenees/Maremma father and full Sarplaniac mother. This was not a planned pregnancy and the breeder we purchased

    Read More

  2. Henry

    Jan 21, 19 11:31 AM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* DOB: 26. August 2017 This boy came to us because he was having seizures but he lived in a home that was also a daycare. When Henry

    Read More

  3. Heat - Pyr/Anatolian mix

    Jan 14, 19 10:54 AM

    How will this dog fare in S.W. Florida heat?

    Read More

  4. Heat cycle

    Jan 11, 19 02:49 PM

    How often do Great Pyrenees cycle? And when would be the best time to breed them during the cycle?

    Read More

  5. Yuki

    Jan 11, 19 06:16 AM

    She must go to a home with escape proof fencing. In her case, we will consider training on an electric fencing because of her escape issues. A large dog

    Read More

  6. Coat Length

    Jan 11, 19 06:14 AM

    My puppy is 6 months old and has short hair similar to a lab. With his hair grow longer?

    Read More

  7. Poop - Concern?

    Jan 07, 19 11:22 AM

    Our 13 year old female recently started to poop while she is walking dropping one poop each couple of feet while walking, where she is. During this time,

    Read More

  8. Chloe

    Jan 04, 19 06:58 AM

    Chloe is looking for a loving family. DOB: April 24, 2018 Crate-trained: Yes Behaviour with people: Good with all ages who know how to behave with dogs.

    Read More