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.

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Jul 10, 2017
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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
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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.

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