Defense

by D-ANNA Carrasco
(Danville IL USA)

Do they use their front paws when defending themselves

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Jan 30, 2017
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Defense
by: Donna

There isn't much to go on by your question.

They would fight like any dog to defend themselves. Using their paws, body, teeth, growling, and barking.

Pyrs don't like to fight. They use their bark and growl to warn predators off. Their size, loud sounds and standing their ground will keep predators away.

If they have to fight, they will.

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The Attack
by: Ed A. From NJ

I seen maximoose (my 155 pound male)in action with a good size coyote. Yes there first attempt is barking and there hair stands.There were the local kids close and Maxi was very upset I thought he was doing a false charge but to my surprise his attack stradegy was a full on ramming! After he rammed the coyote he pounched on it twice but did allow it to eascape into the woods. As the coyote ran away. Maxi came back and seemed to be doing a head count on the kids.But by then parents were out. Needless to say no one complains when maximoose barks anymore and the kids...well they love his company in the field. True story.posted before.

Feb 02, 2017
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those paws
by: Anonymous

Our Pyr was very expressive with his front paws as a pup. He used them to bat at the kong toy to make it jump and roll crazily on the floor. He used his front feet to pounce onto mysterious sounds in the long grass of the field. Probably mice. But lots of dogs do all that too.
We trained him early on to not throw his paws at us by blocking them when he started to lift a paw. They are very strong dogs and a bat from a full grown Pyrenees could potentially cause a lot of damage.
I have never witnessed a fight between a Pyr and any other creature...and fervently hope I never do....but I'm pretty sure the Pyr would use his front paws as his first line of attack to subdue the threat. I read that Pyrenees don't always kill, but will only as a last resort.

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