Barking

by Wendy
(NC, USA)

I have been told that as these dogs "patrol" at night, they will constantly let out warning barks. Is this typical/true? We have 5 acres with neighbors nearby, and don't want to get a pyr only to have it become a noisy nuisance.

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Mar 01, 2015
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They Bark
by: Ed A from NJ

There is a very simple solution to the barking. Bring the little guy inside. If you want a guard dog you have to let him do his job. It has taken thousands of year for them to learn there trade. So if you want a Pyrenees you ether led him guard or bring him in to rest. But I promise if he is on duty intruders will know he is there and barking is how.

Mar 01, 2015
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by: susan

They do bark a lot, and loudly, and not only at night. If you have neighbours near by, you will have to bring them in the house with you when they start barking. Unless they are actually guarding livestock, they'd prefer to be in the house with you anyway. After all, how else can they protect you? ;)

Mar 17, 2015
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Barking
by: Donna

It's important to do your research on any breed. Many people don't and get them because they're beautiful without taking into consideration their other traits.

These include digging in the garden to stay cool in the summer, they shed mounds of hair twice a year and a little less throughout the year, they require patience training to make them good canine citizens. They also do things on their own time. If you want an obedience dog, get a Retriever, Lab or any other number of dogs on which you should do research to ensure it is a good match for your family.

Sadly, many people get these dogs without doing their research and they end up in rescue for exactly those reasons. One of them is barking. It's their instinct.

Barking is how they warn predators away from their livestock or, in the city, away from their homes.

They are highly intelligent dogs who think for themselves which is why there were chosen to be guardians of livestock.

Pyrs are not for most people.

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