Historic diet

by Heather
(Seattle, WA, USA)

Historically, what did Great Pyrenees eat when they were left for days to guard livestock in the Pyrenees Mountains?

Comments for Historic diet

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 04, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Historic Diet
by: Donna

They may have been left alone for days but, in fact, their people would go out daily to check on the livestock and the dogs. At that time, they would feed them daily. That is my theory.

You can't really leave the dogs and livestock without checking on them and feeding them.

May 10, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
historic diet
by: Anonymous

Here's the thing with that idea. These good dogs have always been treasured by shepherds and the aristocracy. Do you really think they would have been left unattended for days and left to fend for themselves? Doesn't make sense. They were respected partners for the shepherds, and although life for both man and beast would have had its challenges, I'm pretty sure that food would have been shared out. Whatever it was. That rest, companionship and food shared at the camp fire thru the generations is why we have such beautiful companions today. Had they been left wild, we can only guess how that would have panned out.

May 12, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Diet
by: Donna

Yes, indeed. Perfect answer, Anonymous! Perfect sense.

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. Bear

    Aug 03, 20 05:02 PM

    We have a 27 acre horse farm north of Toronto in Mono. We found our Great Pyrenees dog at the Alliston Humane Society when he was 8 months old. His brother

    Read More

  2. Scratching and biting himself

    Aug 03, 20 05:01 PM

    Our 5 month old Great Pyr has been biting and scratching himself since we brought him home. I've had him on Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon

    Read More

  3. Siblings – Fighting

    Jul 21, 20 09:58 AM

    I have Great White Pyrenees siblings, male and female. We got them at 6 weeks and they are 18 months now. The female is fixed. They have always play fought

    Read More

  4. Loose flews

    Jul 16, 20 11:08 AM

    Will my 5 month old pyr very loose flews get better or worse as his muzzle lengthens and head matures? Caryl Sweeney

    Read More

  5. Lethargy

    Jul 12, 20 08:53 AM

    We live on a fast flowing river in NC and have a wonderful 5 year old Gt Pyr who is loved by everyone within a 5 mile radius, yes she visits them all on

    Read More

  6. Guardians - pups

    Jul 08, 20 06:18 PM

    How old should they be when walking all around farm and in with cattle.

    Read More

  7. Adopt a one year old intact male

    Jul 08, 20 04:35 PM

    We are considering buying a one year old intact male from a family. He is from a loving home. I thought it might be easier than getting a new puppy, especially

    Read More

  8. Cats and Dogs

    Jul 06, 20 09:19 AM

    We a ready to adopt a pyr mix. The dog is 1 yr old. I have an indoor cat. I'm told if a puppy is raised with a cat they do well. What about a 1 yr old

    Read More