by Bob Dupre
(Redstone CO, USA)
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 a clone of Frank. After careful study and testing, we determined that Remy loved to run, but also was very watchful of her flock. When we moved back to rural remote Colorado, we tested the off-leash Pyr theory, and much to our surprise, she marked off an area of about 20 acres that she patrols and protects, returning to home base a couple of times an hour to check on us.
Now the plot thickens. A Sow black bear with twin cubs a few months old are in the area. The bear seems shy and avoids humans. My fear is that Remy may get between the sow and cubs without realizing the danger. It's going to be tough to get her to stay in 10000 sqft dog run after having free rein of 20 acres with a creek. Any thoughts?