Kobi

*ADOPTED*

*Courtesy Posting*

DOB: 17. March 2020

Located in Maple, Ontario

130 pounds

Would probably do very well as a working dog.

Kobi is an extremely intelligent, happy, healthy boy.

He is very goofy, and wants to play with all people and dogs. His play can be a bit rough at times since he is a big boy. Children over 12 only due to his size.

He is welcoming to visitors, knows all the basic commands and some more. He will need ongoing positive-reinforcement training to which he responds very well. He has not had much exposure to children, but this can be determined on a meet and greet.

He hasn't been tested with cats but is generally curious about rabbits but never chased. Big whites are accepting of domestic animals given proper introductions. It may take some time for proper introductions.

If you have another dog, a female is recommended since dogs of the same sex do not always see eye-to-eye.

A securely fenced yard is a must, as well as a single detached dwelling due to barking that may occur. This is what these white breeds do to ward off predators.

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Feb 25, 2022
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Kobi
by: Great Pyrenees Club

You would need to fill out an adoption application, Sue. He has several interested parties right now whom his owner is interviewing.

He would need some training for livestock that would take about a month. Many of our companion dogs go out to to watch over livestock.

Feb 25, 2022
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Kobi
by: Sue Davey

I am
Looking to rescue a great pyrenees to live on my property and protect smaller dogs and livestock from coyotes. This dog would also be a pet but would for the most part be an outdoor dog.
Do you think kobi would be the right dog for the job?
Thank you
Sue

Feb 19, 2022
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Adoption
by: Great Pyrenees Club

Hi Melissa

If you are interested in adopting, please fill out our adoption application.

Depending on the sexes of your dogs will determine if you need male or female. If one of both, you would need to determine which dog would more easily accept a dog of the same sex.

These dogs, as you know, have a natural guardian instinct. Many dogs come in as companion dogs, and these same dogs have gone out as working dogs. They will just need a month or so with some guidance to introduce the animals.

We may have a male for you if that is suitable. Otherwise, if you can wait, we can get dogs in at any time.

Feb 08, 2022
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Farm helpers
by: Melissa

Do you have any working pyrenees looking for a farm? We have a 1 year old and a 6 year old Pyr, however, we are overrun with coyotes and I'm debating adding another to our homestead. Do you adopt out to families with young children if they are familiar with the breed?

Feb 02, 2022
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Adoption to NS
by: Great Pyrenees Club

Hi Patricia

We do not adopt out of Ontario/Quebec simply because if it doesn't work out, it's a long way to travel for a dog.

Please do your research on this breed. They bark more than most dogs as that is what they were bred for. To ward off predators and that is the tool they use along with their size. It's also one of the reasons they are surrendered unfortunately. Neighbours complained. People didn't do their research, and didn't go to a reputable breeder who would have made sure they understood the breed.

They love to dig in the dirt to stay cool in the summer.

Their coats must be groomed regularly in order for it to work as it should. The nails, of course, must also be kept trimmed along with the dew claws.

Feb 02, 2022
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Henry
by: Patricia

Are there any rescues for adoption s in Nova Scotia.
We just lost our Beautiful friend of 10 yrs Henry.
We are not quite ready, however interested.
Henry started out as my daughters dog, we were very skeptical, so big? No farm sheep? Daughter would go off to univ, how could we do this??? Well we couldn’t of been happier with anything in this world, now we are sadder than I knew possible.
Henry was a beautiful soul, so smart, protective and intuitive with bionic hearing. We also had a cat, they were best of friends. Although we read much about this breed as we were all new to it, we brought him for training sessions. At first he showed a bit of food aggression so needed help. We just followed the trainers instructions and kept it up. Socialization with people of all sizes very important. With diligent training, you could not find a better dog. Do they bark? Indeed they do, we live in the country in a home with land, so it worked well. Foxes would drive him crazy as well as courier trucks. Oh yes a large fenced area would be a must. We didn’t have one, it just meant we had more time with him. We will all miss this beautiful spirit dog until the end of our lives.

Jan 07, 2022
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Would love to meet Kobi
by: Brenden McNeely

Hello,

I just applied but seeing Kobi melts my heart. I owned a Great Pry with my family growing up and know all the beautiful aspects of owning a Great Pyr and all the challenges. My great Pyr was Laurier and could never have asked for a better dog. She was 140lbs and 6’0 in her prime so I know all that is needed. Would love the opportunity to be able to meet Kobi and take care of
Him forever if possible!

Oct 26, 2021
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Kobi
by: Great Pyrenees Club

Kobi is 115 pounds right now but that will increase as he fills out to two years old or so.

He hasn't found his voice, yet, but he will. Big whites love to be outside to oversee their homestead, but, no, definitely not to be left out at night : )

It's never a good idea to let kids run up to a dog to pull coats, hug them, etc. Here is more information on kids and dogs.

If you are still interested, do fill out an adoption application to meet him, Amanda.

Oct 25, 2021
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Amanda
by: Anonymous

Do you think he would learn to be more gentle with young children ?
Our old Pyr Tosca was not used to living with children but was so gorgeous that on walks children just ran up to her & hugged - she was never happier than when a toddler was pulling on her coat. Small children fall down all the time by themselves - they are 'professional fallers.'
We also lived in a semi detached townhouse & a country farm & while she did bark at night, she was never left out & we had no problems. Our little dog barks far more.
Do you know approximately how much Kobi will weigh ? ( Or if he is on the smaller or larger end of things)

Oct 14, 2021
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by: Great Pyrenees Club

All dogs going into rescue are neutered/spayed. We don't want a proliferation of more surrendered dogs.

He is curious about cats. If you are willing to work with him, he would probably be fine.

Oct 13, 2021
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Neutered?
by: Anonymous

Is he neutered? How is he with cats?

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