swimming and the beach

by Jenny Bolton-Gibbs
(WA Australia 6271)

I live on the beach. Do they like swimming and if so do they get hot spots or rashes?

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Sep 16, 2015
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happier with snow skis more so the water skis
by: Ed A from NJ

Just like people everyone is different. What I have found it seems the big males were into cooling off but they are not swimmers. Some of the smaller girls will spend more time in the water and then doggie paddle around. I think for the most part most are not big or crazy about swimming. I think you will see much happier doggies when the snow flakes fall.

Sep 16, 2015
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Swimming
by: Donna

See this link, Jenny:

https://www.great-pyrenees-club-of-southern-ontario.com/webbed-feet1.html

I would suspect they would get hot spots if they swam. They have a large coat and it stays wet and damp for awhile if they are constantly in the water.

Sep 16, 2015
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surfer buddy
by: Anonymous

Am unsure from your question if you already have a Pyrenees dog or are contemplating acquiring one?

I can think of all kinds of reasons that your life style would be unsuitable for this particular breed. So I hope you very carefully consider not what you want so much as what the dog you take on needs.

Pyrenees do not tolerate heat well...I'm thinking hot sand, one sunny day after another, too much bathing in the salty water in an effort to stay cool, bacteria on skin unsuited to being constantly wet and staying wet because of the heavy wool inner coat.... the dog will not be a happy camper being a surfer dude. They are cold climate mountain dogs. Their physiology is supremely suited to that environment.

So think twice. You will be just as happy with another breed more suited to your lifestyle than to expect a Pyr to adapt to yours.

Sep 19, 2015
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No water!
by: Anonymous

My 10 month old Pyr hates water, including baths. If you get a Pyr with some retriever mixed in, you may get a dog that likes water. Good luck!

Sep 24, 2015
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Pyrs and swimming
by: Anonymous

I have had two Pyrenees, and neither liked getting wet beyond their knees. I was told it is instinctive as their coats are so heavy when wet. Our last Girl did like to play in the creek- but only up to her belly!

Sep 26, 2015
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Think I'll stick with Goldies
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the feedback. As much as I would love a great pyr just because they look like a big Golden Retriever you have shown me they are not. So I'll be sticking with my tried and true surf buddies the Goldies

Oct 14, 2015
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Pyredoodle
by: Anonymous

I have a Pyrenees poodle mix and she LOVES the water and swimming, chasing birds and waves at the beach his her favorite. We keep her cut short in the hot months and let her fur grow in winter months when we aren't swimming or visiting beaches.

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