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????

Comments for Wander - Pyrs disappeared

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 22, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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.

Click here to add your own 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. Cats and Dogs

    Jul 06, 20 09:19 AM

    We a ready to adopt a pyr mix. The dog is 1 yr old. I have an indoor cat. I'm told if a puppy is raised with a cat they do well. What about a 1 yr old

    Read More

  2. 8 yr old cat 1 yr old pyr Australian sheperd mix

    Jul 05, 20 07:09 PM

    We a ready to adopt a pyr mix. The dog is 1 yr old. I have I door cat. I'm told if a puppy is raised with a cat TV hey do well. What about a 1 yr old

    Read More

  3. Neuter or Not

    Jul 03, 20 03:55 PM

    I know with other breeds, particularly those more prone to aggressive behavior, this procedure supposedly helps to make them less likely to act out. However,

    Read More

  4. Aggression to dogs

    Jun 30, 20 07:14 AM

    We have adopted a GP/Golden Retriever mix. Emphasis on Great Pyrenees. Lily is now 6 years old and we have had her for about a year. She is very aggressive

    Read More

  5. Hypothyroidism

    Jun 28, 20 06:49 AM

    Hello - our dog started sitting and lying down frequently during walks. She is panting heavily when she does this. Consequently our walks are much shorter.

    Read More

  6. Rescue dog peeing

    Jun 21, 20 08:16 AM

    We want to rescue a female great pyr. we understand that she will go over to the other dogs food dish and pee in it when he is finished. they have been

    Read More

  7. Domestic rabbits

    Jun 21, 20 07:59 AM

    Hi there. We just rescued a 6 year old pyr. He's very sweet . We have 2 rabbits who live in owns (free range occasionally) . He is fascinated by them.

    Read More

  8. Stress and heat

    Jun 21, 20 07:36 AM

    I have only had my dog for two days. She is a two-year-old female great Pyrenees. Although she’s been in the house with the air-conditioning on she always

    Read More