Aggression

by cindy
(oklahoma)

After my son researched the anatolian/pyrenees mix he approved of my buying a pup for their little family which consists of my son, my daughter in law and my grand daughter who is three.

The dog was 2 years old recently and where they moved to they have a neighbor who up til this point the dog loved.

Unfortunately something happened and the dog bit the neighbor causing a great deal of injury.

The sad part is my son had to have the dog put down due to his size and what was seen as aggressive behavior.

Its a very sad situation and I believe people are looking for answers where perhaps there just aren't any but maybe someone with more experience might know why this might have happened.

Comments for Aggression

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 08, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar

by: Donna

Sadly, you had a mixed breed of two different guardian dogs which can mean wires get crossed and as the pup matures, his real nature comes out. There may have been markers along the way but no one noticed or weren't aware of what to look for.

Second, the dog came from a backyard breeder/farmer which means the pup, in his first 8 weeks, was not socialized/handled by many many many different people to ensure he becomes accustomed to invited guests coming on to the property or even people coming up to him on neutral territory. This socialization and handling was probably done by you but by then it was too late. Just being socialized/handled by family is not enough. He only becomes accustomed to his family. Guests touching him or coming onto his property becomes a huge issue.

The dog may have been fine with the neighbour when he was a pup and starting to mature but by two, this happens. You don't say where it happened. Was it when the neighbour came onto the property? It doesn't matter at this point but just to say how important that socialization and handling is when they are pups.

This can happen on occasion from a reputable breeder with a pure breed, as well, but that is definitely a case of crossed wires and nothing can be done to save the dog.

We are so sorry this has happened to you but it is a common scenario with dogs who are either mixed breed and/or not socialized or handled properly by many different people.

I hope this helps you to understand better what happened.

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. Courtesy Posting - Edison

    Jun 26, 22 12:56 PM

    *Courtesy Posting* Located in Orillia, Ontario. Easy-going Edison is looking for a new home! Edison (Eddie) is a friendly 2 year old (approx.) neutered

    Read More

  2. Luke - Courtesy Posting

    Jun 19, 22 04:39 PM

    Located in Michigan - They will transport to Canada Here is some information about Luke currently: Hi my name is Luke. I am a handsome 2 year old Great

    Read More

  3. Vance

    Jun 19, 22 01:27 PM

    DOB: August 2021 - 10 months old 103 pounds/47 kilos. Location: Erin, ON This very sweet boy came to us after living in a small apartment where his

    Read More

  4. Do Pyrenees grieve?

    Jun 17, 22 05:59 PM

    We lost our oldest Pyrenees 3 weeks ago. Our younger Pyrenees, who is 11 and was raised with the eldest, has changed his behavior. He is obviously grieving

    Read More

  5. Callie

    Jun 15, 22 06:45 PM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* DOB: December 15, 2021 - 5 months old Located in Erin, ON Callie was surrendered because she was attacked by the resident Dane. She

    Read More

  6. Courtesy Post - Marley

    Jun 15, 22 06:37 PM

    DOB: August 8, 2019 Location: London area Meet Marley! He comes all the way from Northern Quebec, and is looking for a home. He would make a great guardian

    Read More

  7. Otis

    Jun 13, 22 02:39 PM

    *ADOPTED* DOB. March 17, 2014 (8-years-old) Handsome Otis is looking for a new home. Sadly, his family is going through an unfortunate transition, and

    Read More

  8. Ruffles

    Jun 13, 22 02:33 PM

    *ADOPTED* D.O.B. January 2019 Dear Ruffles was to be a livestock guardian dog, but she preferred visiting people over watching over the sheep. She simply

    Read More