companion

by Tosha
(Fort hood texas)

Are they happier with a partner? Is being an only dog depressing for them?

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by: Donna

It all depends on the dog. They are independent thinkers but do work in packs when staving off bears and wolves.

As for a companion dog, it just depends on the dog. Many do well as an only dog, some may require a companion.

If you are thinking of this breed, make sure to do your research. They bark more than most breeds to keep 'predators' away, they must be contained with at least 6 feet of secure fencing as they do wander. That is their instinct. Tie outs are not suitable since this can make them aggressive as they cannot properly watch over every inch of their territory.

They are not eager-to-please dogs so when training, they need to decide if it's in their best interest to do as you have asked them. Again, this has to do with why they are used as guardian livestock dogs. They can do the job just fine without human intervention.

They must be leashed on walks. The have two big moults a year with shedding in between so require weekly grooming and regular nail trimming.

You can start your research here:
https://www.great-pyrenees-club-of-southern-ontario.com/Great-Pyrenees.html

We have much information on our website. Enjoy reading!

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