single vs. pair

Would a pair of Great Pyrenees wander off further than a single male?

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Jan 10, 2015
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2 pyrs do wander
by: Monica

We have a 5 year old female and a 9 year old male. When we moved to the country 2 years ago, they both took off at every opportunity in whichever direction tickled their fancy. I do believe that they feed off each others sense of adventure. We eventually had enough and installed a radio collar system (not the in ground type), trained them to pay attention to the beeping noise and have had no other great pyr adventures since.

Even though there is a popular myth that shock collars do not work on pyrs, we have found just the opposite to be true. They now stay within the boundary and have no desire to go beyond unless they are on leash with the shock collars off.

Jan 12, 2015
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Pairs
by: Donna

Packs will usually work together and will probably wander further. It's much more fun when there are two or more to egg each other on.

A single Pyr, from my experience, however, will also wander pretty far, too. It's their instinct. That is why they have been used to be guardians of livestock. They wander with them over many acres.


Feb 26, 2015
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single vs. pair
by: Jim G.

My situation must be the exception to the rule. I have a pair of them, a 2yr old female and a 9 month old male. I live fairly remote in the country, but within reasonable distance to other houses and a school (1/2 mile or so). I keep my female on a long cable run (approx. 100 ft.) My male runs free at all times, and has never been restrained. He ranges quite a distance, but seems to stay within "barking distance" of the cabled female. Often I can hear him out barking at the far end of his range, and he will return every single time that I call for him. Amazing, huh???

The female is another story. If she is released, she is gone, and will only return if I call her about 1/2 the time. I only get her back because she will follow the male back when I call him.

So I suppose the moral of this story is that no two Pyr's are alike when allowed to run free. My male is as obedient as a lab. My female, "not so much", lol.

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