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!

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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!

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