Say it ain't so, The're trying to alter our breed?

by Ed A from NJ
(New Jersey)

Big wooly and tough just the way he should be!

Big wooly and tough just the way he should be!

I resently read a articale on the internet about the AKC (and the CKC) show breeder are trying to breed the dog with shorter hocks and legs so they are more graceful in stide while showing the dog. I hope that it is not true. This dog got it's Majesty not from the Royal Court in France but threw hundreds of years guarding sheep in those mountains for hard working Shepard's and peasants. They were bred to size and height to do Battle with the predators in those mountains. What sense would it make to take thousands of years of natural selection and change it. Why would anybody want an altered to spec great Pyrenees when it has taken all that time to make them the perfect guard dog. Weather guarding your flock, farm, chickens or children they do it with the least amount of aggression possible. There powerful size and stature are part of their ability to do this. Can someone tell me if this is true of so just another reason for me to stay with adopting my babies when the time comes. I would always want a original mountain dog. Not something made to prance better?

Click here to post 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. Chloe

    Dec 13, 18 07:28 AM

    *UPDATE* Chloe is looking for a loving family. DOB: April 24, 2018 (almost 9 months old) Crate-trained: Yes Behaviour with children: Good with all

    Read More

  2. Griffin

    Dec 12, 18 07:04 AM

    *ADOPTED* This boy has been officially adopted. He is enjoying his life with his family and his canine pal who was also adopted from us. DOB: November

    Read More

  3. Catching a Pyr

    Dec 10, 18 07:24 AM

    i have two great pyrenees about 2 years old. my son and I lived on little farm, with goats, cows, and chickens. my son was my caregiver, but he passed

    Read More

  4. Yuki

    Dec 04, 18 12:48 PM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* *UPDATE 2* Yuki is back up for adoption. She must go to a home with escape proof fencing. A large dog run would be suitable with

    Read More

  5. Brinley - Courtesy Posting

    Nov 24, 18 10:36 AM

    Note: Brinley is not in our care. Gender: Female, spayed Age: 2 in January 2019 Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog x Great Pyrenees Weight: 75 lbs Vet: Orangeville

    Read More

  6. Daisy and Angel (Bonded Pair)

    Nov 14, 18 09:37 AM

    *ADOPTED * AN UPDATE FROM THEIR NEW FAMILY We have had a great week here, started training off leash and learning to respect the front yard as a danger

    Read More

  7. Harvard

    Nov 10, 18 09:26 AM

    *ADOPTED* This sweet boy now has a new home with teenagers and cats all of whom think he's a pretty great pup. The family has much Pyr experience so Harvard

    Read More

  8. Addition of third Pyr

    Nov 08, 18 03:41 PM

    I have two pyrenees 8 yr old male, 5 yr old female fixed they live outside with 3 goats I want to add my deceased boyfriend pyr to my home she is 6 yrs

    Read More