Protecting our little son


(Vancouver, but originally from Ontario)

Nisha has been our wonderful Pyr for 11 1/2 years. 27 months ago, our little boy was born and in turn, so was a new Pyr. You see, Nisha instinctively took to him immediately and was as loving and tender as she was fiercely loyal and protective.

Tonight, a stranger came to our door and everything about him was off. He claimed to represent a phone company but carried no ID and was argumentative when my wife mentioned how late it was. Nisha, however, didn't care about any of that. She just didn't like him. She pushed her way in between my wife and the door, also placing herself in front of our little son, and was all PYR!

As soon as that door closed and the man left, Nisha turned around and checked on the baby. He didn't even cry at the commotion. They seemed to have an unspoken language of love and devotion that reassures him that she is there to protect him.

Tonight, we saw "Nini" (his name for her), in her true light. She never showed her teeth or snarled. She just used her size and bark to intimidate him and walked away when her job was done. Naturally, she got hugs and cookies after that!

Comments for Protecting our little son

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 12, 2015

by: Great Pyrenees Club

That's a wonderful story and so very true to Pyr behaviour. Thank you for sharing it with us. We would love to see a picture of Nisha.

Oct 12, 2015
Niska
by: Donna

Your Pyr did exactly what a Pyr should do when there is a 'guest' of whom you do not approve and your Pyr sensed this. Perfect!

But, is happy enough to accept your welcomed friends into your home.

If the man had insisted and tried anything, you would have probably heard a low growl and your Pyr stands as still as a rock. That normally is enough to send someone away.

Good dog!

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 Tell Us About Your Great Pyr-Revised.









Breaking News

  1. Callie

    May 25, 22 03:47 PM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* DOB: December 15, 2021 - 5 months old Located in Erin, ON This little sweet girl, like all dogs should have, is looking for a home

    Read More

  2. Courtesy Posting - Edison

    May 25, 22 03:21 PM

    *Courtesy Posting* Located in Orillia, Ontario. Calm, confident Edison (Eddie) is looking for a new home. Eddie is a friendly 2 year old (approx.) neutered

    Read More

  3. Never Shave

    May 25, 22 08:14 AM

    4 year old 150 lbs. Male rescue. Inside/outside pet.Not a working dog.will not allow shears or sizzors.How can I trim him alone

    Read More

  4. Garden

    May 25, 22 08:04 AM

    How do I keep my GP’s out of my garden. They roam about 44 acres and the garden is near our house. They love to romp around after tilling but once plants

    Read More

  5. Question

    May 21, 22 02:57 PM

    We have a 5-year old Lab/Pyr mix rescue. DNA test reported 50/50 pure pyr and lab mix going back 5 generations.Well-socialized, well-trained , sounds like

    Read More

  6. Otis

    May 21, 22 09:43 AM

    DOB. March 17, 2014 (8-years-old) Located in Acton, Ontario Handsome Otis is looking for a new home. Sadly, his family is going through an unfortunate

    Read More

  7. Nova

    May 15, 22 09:58 AM

    *ADOPTED* Two years old. Located in Acton, Ontario. This big girl is two years old. We are still learning about her, but she is very sweet so far. She

    Read More

  8. Sophie

    May 15, 22 09:52 AM

    *ADOPTED* DOB: January 29, 2021 Sweet Sophie came to us when the barking became too much for the neighbours. Her family had moved into an apartment,

    Read More