Their Health

by E.B.

I haven't read much about it but I have heard big dogs tend to have more problems with their hips and just more things wrong with them in particular. If this is true, what are the problems?

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Aug 01, 2015
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by: Donna

I have not heard of Pyrs having hip problems.

If they come from reputable breeders, they are usually and should be bred for excellent temperaments and sound health.

They do bark more than other breeds since they need to warn off any deemed predators from their property, they moult twice a year and shed all year so need regular grooming. They need their nails trimmed including their dew claws regularly. They love to dig in the garden to stay cool in the summer. They do wander and this is instinct. Their real jobs entail wandering with their livestock while watching over them so they need to be contained within a large area of at least a 6-foot fence where they can run and play.

They must be leased for walks or the do disapyr.



Aug 01, 2015
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by: Ed A from NJ

I think the two big dog issues are hip displasia and bloat. Hip displasia is caused by both genetics and life style. Keeping your dog trim and fit can help to keep hip displasia in check even if he should genetically be prone to it.

Same holds true for bloat ( this is more for deep chested dogs) By not letting them gulp lots of water or wolf their food is a start. Also not allowing excercize to soon after eating you cut the risk. There is a surgical procedure they do on some breeds while neutering where they attach or stitch the tummy to the rib muscle so the tummy can't flip. The last thing is cancer but these days it is a concern for all breeds . Just like any other life you take a chance but the payoff is huge.

Aug 09, 2015
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by: Anonymous

If your Pyr comes from a conscientious breeder who has a good reputation, your Pyr will be healthy. Beyond that good start life may still throw your dog a curve ball, or he may stay strong and well for many years. Try to be careful when they are young with exercise and romps with other dogs. Regular walks, short runs until he's matured. Mitigate the chance for bloat by rest before and after feeding and give lots of fresh water in small amounts. When he's about 2 yrs. he can self regulate how much he does or how little. Feed him good food, neuter on your vets advice re: best time, watch him grow. They're pretty tough...and as with all things Pyr, enjoy every moment.

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