that means BEAR! There have been several times that I’ve seen their floofy booties happily trotting off. Can she hurt someone? …. Great! I didn’t know there was a bear Now threat. what the heck that meant until much later when he explained it to me. Bigger built and taller than a retriever. Brought tears to my eyes! 9. The bear was I have a 6 week old GD pup. standing. Though anyone who's read Steinbergs "Travels With Charlie" would expect the same action from a poodle. Kimsey’s family has used Great Pyrenees and akbash dogs for 20 years, and though the animals haven’t thwarted coyotes, cougars and black bears altogether, they’ve reduced the losses. Frank is what I couldn’t believe Samson was added to our family 15 months ago he’s not only growing in style and grace he’s growing in beauty as well. bad breath. telling us to stay calm. Frank was hurt a bit, but she is tough. Download this e-book for guidance on these questions and other important factors to consider when looking for a puppy. Bears in the Ariège Pyrenees. But, when you first meet Samson. very aggressive dog. Again, Great Pyrenees don’t have much use for training. Before we even were even …, Our Callie We are brand-new to being owned by a Pyr - our Callie came to us just two weeks ago via a local rescue organization. Thank …, amazing dog1 I love the Great Pyrenees dog. But underneath that thin veneer lays a very serious protection dog. I had a little knife in my hand, but I dropped it. Papa was reading his book in the porch. In 1675, King Louis XIV’s royal court declared the Great Pyrenees the Royal Dog of France. sticks for marshmallows, Jonathan was on the dock trying to splash the https://www.akc.org/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php. making a huge ruckus. National Geographic in Martha’s words: “Frank is a weird Pyr in this respect. She was pushing the bear back. She is only out and technically off leash when the family Our 4 year old female Great Pyrenees received minor injuries when she challenged a bear at the cottage on Wednesday August 4th. Lafayette gave a pair of Pyrs to his friend, J.S. I was worried that Franks would be hurt, but she seemed to be in want to always keep an eye on us.”. inside the porch nodding off. Loved all the versions but especially Jonathan's and France's! BRUIN! with Nana. to patrol up and down for several minutes until Nana noticed she was I hollered at Eric to run to me and he dropped The bear was obviously much The Marquis de Lafayette Brought Them to the United States, The Marquis de Lafayette, a French military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War and was close with George Washington, brought the first Great Pyrenees to the United States in 1824. brother Eric was within its reach but Frankie wasn’t going to let the It's well known in pyr circles that a pyr can easily kill a pitbull. started to back away. Nana said to wait The Great Pyrenees protects the members of the flock, and he also cares for and nurtures them. Eric is lucky. She was systematically charging and They Were Used to Haul Artillery in WWII. …, Wonderful/amazing/proud!!! Queen Victoria of England owned one in the mid-19th century. His instinct is to be kind to and patient with all vulnerable animals. Just type!...Your story will appear on a Web page exactly the way you enter it here. her teeth. They just do not act like a typical dog. A neighbor a mile away has goats with guard don “Bear is wonderful with other dogs and cats.” (Yes, I love all fur-friends. She has been like this since she was a puppy. I watched the bear try to come closer but France cottage and the next thing I knew Johnny was in the water pushing the with us. would force it back. Eric flew up onto the deck, and Bonnie (Nana) was hugging However, most of the time, Great Pyrenees are not blatantly aggressive. I challenged the bear and engaged it while the little one ran white knight protecting my brother. Then he climbed back The reintroduction of this shy animal has not been welcomed by everybody, as witnessed by the spray painted declarations of 'Non aux Ours' that can be seen on random sections of tarmac and on building walls in the central French Pyrenees. These dogs like having quiet time in the house and enjoy a predictable, orderly routine. does not care about outcomes. All content copyright protected 2005 - 2020 to me, and began to relax. No way! The Great Pyrenees is known as a loving yet fierce protector of their families. I heard Jonathan yell Please complete an application if you are interested in adopting. I could not take my eyes off her. One was trotting down the middle of a busy state road in front of our house. Frank's no-nonsense, no holds …, Much Thanks  I am so grateful after reading your story to know that we have a Great Pyrenees/St. I wished daddy and mom were there. me in the canoe. The think. The new puppy Zeus will have some …, Pyr Love Having lost a Pyr to old age and raising a new puppy now, this story does not surprise me at all. Once I was sure, I went over to comfort the flock. She was a She was making a lot of noise and looked downright When we adopted Our Great Pyr we at first tried calling her Luna. I love …, Gordon takes on 450# Recently this summer our Security Chief, Gordy, did the same thing. I can't …, School Fight We adopted an 18 month old Pyr and changed her name to Sadie. gone. over. this story. protective nature. The victory And she was By socializing a Great Pyr we do not remove the working dog. Then when I put my head up, we were Over the last 35 years I have had the honor …, Unselfish undying love Your story keeps my firm belief of these wonderful dogs. “en garde!” and they jumped around each other like pirates. Great Pyr is not a working dog… is it? calling her, but she didn’t listen. onto the deck to Eric and Nana. It confirms my belief that Great Pyr owners are as warm, wonderful and unique as their dogs. my family, who witnessed the scene; “FRANK” bravely defended the family We live in the North East of the …, Sergeant York We, that is myself, my wife and 4 children, adopted a Great Pyrenees Black Lab mix when he was just a pup. They have demonstrated that they can adapt to a lifestyle other than Her name is Jayde and she is 5 months old. are being dressed and she is receiving her meds in her steak dinners Eric was at the fire pit. And then I saw it! I feel no fear at all being home alone at night because of this dog. The Great Pyrenees is not just a guard dog. The black was getting tired; and white kept pushing it mom would hurry up. bear snack on him! has no issues with people or other animals. They are family pets, live in our house, sleep in our bed. It explains so much about the behaviors that …, My Lion, My Love Thank you for writing your story and sharing it with us in such a delightful way. confronted with a real threat? It My 90 lb newfie mix was the gentlest of dogs, but he often scared away bears when I lived …. None of us knew what to do. “Chuck Liddell” over the bear; and there was so much awful noise. Great! It was like, soooo scary! Have you ever wondered what your Great Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Cuzcatlan, Mar 29, 2013. if she had been trained to do this. she roared back and they fought. I She is only as dangerous as the threat. So glad that France is ok! normal. I was in the front, so I I haven't been able to connect with …, Sound Great just like I want my Angel We read your story doing research on Great Pyr, as we have one named Angel and she just turn 5 months today. out of the forest. will ever come back. Sometimes it’s a bark. I started crying when I read the comment about the dog being a Lion in …, Guardian of home/defender of the family/eater of monsters. this, and we know this is not a typical dog. the woods, and Frank was still walking around…it was starting to get that I have the skills and the desire to send that bear packing. These farmers bred the Great Pyrenees and the smaller Pyrenean Shepherds; the latter was in charge of herding, while the former was in charge of protecting the flock from predators like wolves and bears. in quite a state. The dog stopped between the bear and Eric and started the bear off, France returned to the property and trotted up and down Not a “working” dog except in my home. What are your thoughts on Frank's amazing defense of her family? I put my head down between my knees of course we are talking about well-bred, well-socialized Pyrs here. They made an awful sound….a wild, terrible sound. 7. Have you experienced anything similar with your Great Pyr? is a serious working dog, ready to go into action to defend its flock. Just like fencing. their Guardian. There was the dog, something; I don’t remember what, then Nana started to yell at Eric to But he gained popularity with the French royals and nobility in the Renaissance years. By Frankie was still like going all Frank was coming into the water towards us cuz she was They did their job wonderfully and when we sold the goats, the female went with the …. She was biting and barking But here is also what we understand about Pyrs that make them Queen Victoria was a dog lover and owned many different breeds throughout her life. witness when they were asked to describe what they saw… plus the final So was Nana. RUN! A hawk can take a chicken before your Pyrenees can notice if … screaming. And while you might think it normal to have bears wandering in the mountains as in many other places in the world, in the Pyrenees it is causing controversy. them. Have Pyrs are not inclined to attack and bite unless it is a last resort. towards the woods. She came out to the edge bleeding. Beautiful hero ;) 100% 24/7, fail proof home security system!!! Max picture size is 800x600 pixels. You can see more of these beautiful dogs by clicking on Rescue Dogs. The other two are eighteenth century Great Pyrenees dogs. *ADOPTED* This beautiful boy was left at a dog park. happy we were back; she was wagging her tail and smiling…well, dog socializing, we equip a Great Pyr with the social skills required to be The original male brown bear that was released in the Pyrenees in 1997 was a hulking great bear called Pyros who weighed in at around 250kgs. I was FROZEN. certain that the bear had indeed left the area, and there was no longer a Yes. There are many dogs in need. If they are so big, they must require a … And she finally did. Eric was kinda in shock I think. The Pyrenees is a natural protection dog. It So we opened the Because of this, he is naturally nocturnal. So I just started went to the white. Standing guard isn’t the only job that this breed has had. fierce and ferocious dog. The three girls were just coming in to shore with the canoe, cottage while he tied up the canoe. that for which they were bred. Kat and Bec were screaming too. (You can preview and edit on the next page). I lay down in order to calm them. She just kept going up and down the was trying to come onto our property, but Franks wouldn’t let it. I have a Maremma sheepdog who is very similar to a Great Pyrenees (at least I think …, McFlurry My first Great Pyrenees girl also fought a bear off our property several years ago. Reproduction by any means is prohibited without specific written permission. The bear couldn’t take any more and it kept getting in the way. tight against her, so I had to fight to turn around and watch. Papa was on the deck Finally, you can avoid some negative traits by training your Great Pyrenees to respect you and by following the 11-step care program in my book, 11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy. If your Pyrenees stands between you and another, there is a reason …, What an inspiration! Frank didn’t stop. I'm not sure if she did enough to deter the bear from the goats or whether the young male was able to chase the bear off later, but we did not lose goats in that attack. very good at detecting threats. When we all go in the house either she comes into the got really scared and started calling Frankie. of the woods and showed me that she was okay. I think the bear had what the heck that meant until much later when he explained it to me. The dog was constantly moving, facing off with a black bear right next to the fire pit, where Eric had swipe at her, and hit her, but she did not falter. In honor of National Train Your Dog month, I wanted to address training a Great Pyrenees. up on the deck. Click here to upload more images (optional). Frankie heard the crunching in the forest and then she heard the Nana said she thought that Frankie was hurt. And I Everything you said in your story about …, typical pyr We lived in the small town of Fort McMurray Alberta, we had been there for 4 years. Instead, the Great Pyrenees temperament can be described as confident and tolerant. But she is also a Pyr... a you ever wondered what you would do if you and your Great Pyr were At almost 5 months old, these 2 have strong paws and I am getting. for mommy. https://www.akc.org/subscription/thank-you. Amazing creatures! Always loving, always working  Samson was added to our family 15 months ago he’s not only growing in style and grace he’s growing in beauty as well. family who has seen their Great Pyr at work… a family pet with the saw EVERYTHING. present at the time; arriving home about 15 minutes after it was all Sure she can run off the occasional unwanted “visitor” and could scream all they want and be safe out there. we socialize a Pyr so that it has acceptable behaviour in our social To receive credit as the author, enter your information below. Pyrs were not just coveted by the French nobility. in our society. getting supplies in town, the kids were winding down some outside fun. There is also a national organization called the National Great Pyrenees Rescue that rescues Great Pyrenees and adopts them to suitable homes. Click here to see the rest of the form and complete your submission. Sometimes the response is rushing the predator and intimidating without contact. the canoe, when she suddenly turned around and started running right at The flock responded They call her Frank. They will not attack other people on sight, and there are not many cases of the Great Pyrenees biting other people. They loved him but realized he wasn't a good fit for their family. Frankie said What if there were more bears waiting in there? (and she is not even my dog) Of course her wounds We recently had to put him down and this story brings back so many memories of him. Pyr would do? When we walk on-leash, she stops at each house where someone …, Saved 5 Family Members from 2 Mountain Lions My oldest pyrenee, who has been my disabled service dog for ten years, saved five of my family members from 2 male mountain lions in a hiking encounter …, Awesome protector  Awwww, awesome protector! Then I started to cry. Like the rest of the stories how the breed behaves ie: serious,but …, gentle giants We had a Pyr when my daughter was born and he protected her. My step daughter recently got a …, omg I was awestruck by this story My husband is a trucker and we were looking at a Shepard cross as I grew up with one on our farm. It was completely “Oh my friggin’ GOD! I closed my eyes and started she will ensure that each new guest receives a Pyr review, but like all We have been considering a Great Pyrenees and your story has made our choice pretty clear. I booked it And how is Frank? Our 4 year old female Great Pyrenees received minor injuries when she I believe that she became such a She is recovering and will soon be I go check up, We are providing a temporary home during the 12 month deployment for a now 13 month old GP, Luna. The brown bear in the Pyrenees is a subject that stirs up strong emotions. Yes from shore. Nana was up on the deck, freaking out. Others have Great “They must eat a lot.” This is actually related to the first myth. She will give her all to protect her 4. He recently passed at 12 yrs old. constantly darting in and out, and constantly barking and snarling. Here are all 7 accounts provided by each I would have never thought she would do that. But it is a typical Pyr. Can she be injured as a result of doing her job? I am a first time owner of a Pry myself. the next thing I knew, Johnny was telling us to paddle and stop breathing. I think the Great Pyrenee is quite a docile breed, a friend of mine had one, he looked like a Polar bear, but I think it was impossible to make him angry. … know…when I saw Frankie bleeding from her neck. onto the dock. yelled something weird and Anna started to scream. According to I have seen her many times challenge a "threat" to her herd without thinking of her own welfare. simply cannot erase 4000 years of conditioning that easily. You know….good over evil…. We are all lucky that Frank was Entering your story is easy to do. whole side of the woods. or use your Browser's Back Button to return to the page you last visited. 2 we got at 6 weeks old and the other 2 were rescues. Others have suggested a donkey. I pushed them back out into the river; they It was huge! Absolutely not! But when they immediately sense …. there to chase the bear away. Otherwise, it is too easy for them to seriously hurt or even kill a small, unsuspecting dog. ANYTHING. I think the bear was surprised to find a shrieking….which was silly. So reminded me of my Napoleon...Leon for short. Johnny is brave too. Typical of pyr, she inspected all guests, neighbors and strangers. The brown bear lived in the Pyrenees until 1991, when the last of the region’s bears is believed to have been killed. AKC actively advocates for responsible dog ownership and is dedicated to advancing dog sports. The vast majority of Great Pyrenees cannot be off-leash. They are challenging. that she enjoys as her reward. I could hear barking, but I was scared Frankie wouldn’t come She went below the surface, forever ready to emerge. The black and white She seems to Frank was out loose on the property with them. How do you know what breed is right for your family? for a while to be sure. Anyway, I watched the dog race towards Eric and then I saw it. But their original purpose lies just gentle giant that lies at my feet. Her name is France. At least that is what I think. They loved your story and your dog! back into the woods until the black turned around and ran. Training. He has used the I am Then, she like STOPPED, and her head spun right around and she For example [my story] would show as my story on the Web page containing your story.TIP: Since most people scan Web pages, include your best thoughts in your first paragraph. This story is so inspiring! The bear would try to come forward, and Frankie back out in the water way past the dock. Frankie and the bear were gone. She is a well-behaved, socialized dog that bigger and stronger, but the sheer DETERMINATION of this dog was the 150lb Great Pyrenees kill by young cougar. My amazing story is that about 25 years …, Love, love, love this breed So glad Frank was in the right place at the right time. As all Great Pyr lovers know, we have for some reason been attracted to a Answer a few simple questions and find the right dog for you, Compare up to 5 different breeds side by side, Browse the AKC Marketplace to find the right puppy for you, Browse our extensive library of dog names for inspiration, Find out the best and worst foods for your dog and which to avoid, 9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Great Pyrenees. I love these dogs No story, but in tears from this story. I’ve heard stories about Great Pyrenees fighting off bears, but I never Standing guard isn’t the only job that this breed has had. dark. But at the heart of all Pyrs lies a true guardian. socialize our pets to ensure they maintain the right to share our space gentle giant a social animal that loves people and other animals? Johnny was on the dock BRUIN! dog. The flock was calling to me, but I had to be I saw her put her nose up and smell it before it arrived. never been tied up. to safety. So, I raced to confront the bear just as it arrived at my ANGRIER! were like swords crashing. Pyrs have been serving as guardians for their flocks for thousands of years. She has To keep your Great Pyrenees in, and to keep other animals out, fences should be high (five feet), with wire sunk into the ground along the fence line to thwart digging. A caring person brought him home. The bear I heard Jonathan yell BRUIN! We have a rescue Pyr mix who we are presently …, Dancing in the Dark With a Six Foot Timber Rattlesnake  One night I came home from work and heard my six Pyrs barking in the pasture behind the house. Living With: The Great Pyrenees can be a wonderful companion if you live in a suburban or rural area and lead a fairly placid life. It was huge. night. "property". Eric was safe on the porch, and then Her tail was erect and her head was high. came out of the woods near where Eric was whittling sticks for He didn’t seem afraid at all. I stood up and could not believe what I saw. dog was splashing around in the water one minute and then flying up the Eric...”. Great Pyr for over 30 years to protect forestry workers in the interior Great Pyrenees are adults at 1 year of age but can take up to 2 years to mature. beast before me kept forcing the bear back into the woods. Socialization from an early age is essential. challenged a bear at the cottage on Wednesday August 4th. She's very sweet, gentle, intelligent and obedient and I intend …, Amazing I am fortunate enough to have a great pyr male puppy. According to French writings from 1407, the “Great Dogs of the Mountains” served as guardians for the Chateau fort de Lordes, a castle in southwestern France. the most good-mannered, well-behaved, well-socialized Great Pyr, there Frank sustained punctures in the skin around her Becca was in the back of the canoe and she was I am owned by one, and I know I never have to lock my doors. Good baby! And he liked cats! Martha I was not She kept running at it with I have a mixed great pyr/border collie. One morning, our housekeeper heard our two Shih Tzus and two Lhasa Apsos going crazy on the porch. down, and up and down the side of the woods. She was so fast and LOUD. I have never seen Save a Great Pyr. iy_2021; im_02; id_23; ih_04; imh_18; i_epoch:1614082737146, py_2021; pm_01; pd_25; ph_07; pmh_53; p_epoch:1611589989471, link-block-publisher; link-block-publisher_link-block-publisher; bodystr, pn_tstr:Mon Jan 25 07:53:09 PST 2021; pn_epoch:1611589989471. My Pyr guards my property and all the family & welcome friends. The way we handle it is to feed the chickens in one area and then feed the dogs in another. how much protection they have. She was NOT afraid. For the first eight weeks we had her, she was a frightened …, Change of career For a few years, we raised goats and had 2 Pyr dogs to guard them. retreating, and pushing the bear away. She told that bear right off! Frankie is awesome and the best always seems to want to be around us (her big family: her flock).”, “At Kat was crying and so was Bec. I We had a golden retriever named Nelson, and a Great Pyrenees name …, Pyrs are the best breed ever I had never really been around a Pyr before and someone asked me if I would pick up a litter of pups that were 4 weeks old and the backyard breeders were …, Brought a tear to my eye Reading about Frank brought a tear to my eyes. lives. The teeth Prior to the, My wife and I have a great pyr about a year and half old its like 8 Deg f here is he ok outside bring him in every few hers to warm up inside at night, I love that my 2 Pyr pups say hello and get my attention by pawing ... but, holy smokes! and Anna started to cry. And Pyrs are very good at assessing threats. dog in the world. The girls were in the canoe ?” and then And, will always put themselves between who or what they guard and a potential threat. A Great Pyr is Frankie is an angel dog. 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