Great Pyrenees Questions

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Great Pyrenees Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 10/27/2006
we adopted our female at age 2, and quickly noitced dog agggression. Our response was to avoid other dogs. She only likes my mom's cairn terrier, whom she met 2 yrs ago when he was a tiny pup. I am worried about getting another Pyr for our next dog as this dog-aggression has been very inconvenient, and a bit scary for our neighbors dogs.

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11/3/06 Hi, I really don't blame you for being uneasy about your dog's behavior. Generally speaking, Pyrs aren't aggressive, and over the years our daughter and I have owned 20 Pyrenees and we only had one rescue animal who was aggressive. Some folks bought a pup from me locally 3 years ago for their 10 and 12 year old sons. I saw this pup recently, and was surprised by his very "short fuse" personality. One can only wonder how those boys treated (provoked?) that male pup ? Also, if the pup was kept in "jail" and then his only human time was being teased, we might be seeing frustration/aggression. There are a lot of things that you as a new dog owner can do to creatively work around your dog's "hangups", but I would side with you that you may want to draw the line with the aggressive edge to his personality. My opinion is that all rescue dogs need to go with other Pyrs for a time so that those who didn't have a great upbringing can learn from those Pyrs who are steady and consiste Jeannie
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