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    Default Lookie at what I just got.

    Well, I don't have her yet as she's only 4 weeks old now. Great Pyrenees, Golden Retriever mix. Not going to be a sled dog but certainly a pack animal at times.
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    Do you have a side view? I think you might be getting a polar bear cub

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    Why yes, yes I am.

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    Very cute.

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    Nice looking pup and should be a great mix for up here.

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    cute little pup, does she have the double dew-claws? both my pyramutes have them.

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    Awesome. I JUST finished reading an article about livestock guard dog breeds (as opposed to guard dog or attack dog breeds) and the great Pyrenees, apparently, has a centuries old breeding from livestock guard dogs. Supposedly, their pretty darn aggressive when they need to be.

    From what I gathered from the article, the key is to get them with their "charges" as pups, as their best "bonding" time is in the first year or something. (That is, IF you have livestock to guard, I guess.)

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    fl, don't put too much stock in all the theoretical, internet-based advice you read, then seem to relay to this forum. The father of my pups, began guarding a plethora of livestock at the age of five, he is the most aggressive, and effective pyr they have. Their instincts are too powerful for that nonsense. Talk to the pyr rescue group here in Alaska, they'll put it into perspective.

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    Thanks. The only guarding I am specifically getting her for is me and my kiddos. It will be nice to have an early warning system... We may get some chickens at some point but I am not worried about those.
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    Here is her most recent picture. We should be getting her in two weeks. We have to wait for a ride for her, coming from Soldotna to the Fairbanks area.

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    burly little pup ehh?

    be prepared for a potential hard-headed pup. pyrs are very stubborn, and free willed. I'm by no means, very experienced with pyrs, but my two pyramutes began maturing, and thinking about doing the right thing well after a year of age. they take a while to mature, prior to that, they just don't understand as quickly as you may like.

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    Thanks Mainer. I read about that trend so am prepared for a bit of stubbornness. That's ok though, I'm a bit stubborn myself lol. I've had dogs all my life until I moved up here when I resolved to not get one while I was still renting. Am almost at the point I am able to buy now when this deal came up. I've always wanted a Pyr or Pyr mix. Golden Retriever seems like a good mix. I have a 12 year old daughter and 15 year old son. If I can control and teach them, I think I've got it covered bwahahhaha.

    I'd love any info or tips you'd care to share. Right now my main concern is outdoor space. We don't have a yard per say. I see lots of walks in our future. But I also read that Pyrs really need a space/territory to guard. There is absolutely nothing on the market right now as far as houses go that I am interested in buying. I love our little cabin in the woods (with the exception of no yard) so am able to wait for just the right house to come up. She'll be indoors with us but I think I'll have a cable tie out for her for when she wants to go out and no one can take her.
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    only things I can think of (again i'm new to pyrs too)

    they need to work, or they're jerks. wearing a lightly loaded dog-pack, climbing, walks, ect. They do need daily walks if they're tied up. If they don't get walks, work, ect, they can be a-holes. Barking at anything, digging massive holes, chewing up things, ect.

    Have a stranger occasionally walk by the house, even as pups, they will bark, when they do, enforce the "good barking" by giving them praise. needless barking, always remind them to quiet down. they catch on real quick if you teach them. They like to have a good vantage point to observe. They like to sit on hills, and watch. try to position a heavily constructed dog house, where they can see who's coming around, and see as much of the property as they can. They'll feel purposeful. The coat will be thick enough for any type of cold. They have very unique personalities. they're very gentle with kids.

    By 15 months of purpose, and a routine, they really blend into well mannered-dogs. It takes them 2-3 yrs to physically and mentally grow btw, so when they're larger than most dogs(even as a 1 yr old), try to remind yourself, they are still puppies at heart.

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    Oh we have a great place for her to lay in the sun and observe as our deck is high. It's a cabin patch so there is occasional people going by.

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    She's a beautiful puppy! Congratulations!

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    She loves the water and going for hikes.



    Here's a video of her playing in the water.

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    What a gorgeous looking pup, bet she is a fair size bigger now and begging to really show a personality. Used to hunt foxes on a property with a pair of Pyrenees protecting a heard of goats, here in Australia. They are an amazing breed and a great looking dog when fully matured.

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    Well she turned out looking more lab then pyranese, though she does have heavier fur and a bit of a main. She's about 7-8 months old and 60 some pounds. Yes, stubborn as all get out and too smart for her own good. Such a joy to me and my family

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