Fencing options for Pyrenees/Husky mix

by Joseph
(Wills Point, Tx, USA)

I have a Great Pyrenees-Red Husky mix and she's about 5 months old. Not full grown yet, but already getting to be a pretty good size. I have a few acres of land, and when I first got her I would just let her roam, and she would never go very far. However now that she's become comfortable with the area she's starting to venture out farther, onto neighbors property, etc. Around here people have been know to shoot at stray dogs on there property, and I'd rather not have to dig birdshot out of her. I've been looking at fencing and also underground shock collar barriers. I'm willing to spend around $100 if I can find something pretty fool proof to get her from straying off. I really don't want to fence her in, but if that my only option then so be it. My question is basically this:

What's the best way you've found to keep your Great Pyrenees from straying off? Preferably something simple.

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Aug 19, 2016
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by: Great Pyrenees Club

There is nothing simple about Pyrs hence there won't be a simple nor inexpensive option for containing them.

We do not recommend invisible fencing, nor tie outs.

They will go through invisible fencing in most cases. Their will to wander is very strong. If they do go through, some will absolutely scare themselves and won't want to go near that enclosure, again.


Tie-outs are also not an option. They need to be able to patrol all corners of their assigned territory. A coyote could come in but your dog wouldn't be able to do much because the coyote or any predator will learn that the dog cannot reach all areas. This can lead to aggression in your dog.

The best option for Pyrs is a securely-fenced area of a minimum of 5-feet (chainlink or wooden). Some Pyrs are fence climbers, some are not. Many can jump a 4-foot fence from a standstill hence 5-feet minimum. We know this from experience.

Make sure to have your girl spayed at the age your vet recommends. She may get out or males will get in when she comes in heat. Nothing will stop them. There are enough unwanted Pyrs in shelters in the States, now, and many more are euthanized every year.

Aug 21, 2016
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Thanks!!
by: Joseph

Thank you so much. That's exactly the info I was looking for. A fence it is. Appreciate it

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