Wander - Pyrs disappeared

by Carol DeWitt
(Braman, Ok USA)

Both of our Great Pyrenees were a year old, different times, slept with cattle, protected them , had free range on the farm. Then all the sudden they just disappeared!! We never found them!! Is it in their nature to run off????

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Feb 22, 2018
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Wandering
by: Donna

Yes, wandering is innate to them. Fencing is imperative for these dogs. They were bred by man to wander with their livestock freely. However, because of the way we live now, they must be contained with secure fencing.

A year old is also too young to leave them on their own with the livestock. They are pups and need other interactions. A year and a half is a better time to leave them.

Sadly, these were young dogs. If they were not spayed/neutered, this will also give them reason to wander. Always spay and neuter.

They would normally return, however, if they were bothering other livestock a farmer may have shot them. They may have been hit by a car. They may have been poisoned or stuck in traps. Or, someone picked them which is hopefully the case. Anything could have happened to them. Always have them micro-chipped.

Presumably you looked for them, put up posters, checked with shelters and rescues, by-law, online facebook lost and found for dogs etc.

Don't give up. Keep looking for them. You may get them back, yet.

Mar 01, 2018
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Never give up on a wandering Pyr
by: Grammy

Don't give up and always microchips your furbabies. I have 2 sister Great Pyrenees when they were 7 months old one ran off chasing a deer into the woods. I searched everywhere made flyers called all shelters within 50 miles knocked on every farm door within 30 miles after being gone for 11 days a local farmer spotted her in the woods and we were able get her home a little underweight and very scared when she saw me just about knock me down running into my arms. The girls hate been penned up but they get a lot of time out of their penned area but I never want to loose one of them again.

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