DOB: March 30, 2019 This big white fluffyââMaremma maybe Retriever crossââcame, Tucker is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees who is a wonderful pet. were upset to see that the dog was hurt. will ever come back. The key fact in this story is that these untrained dogs acted almost entirely as though they were trained protector dogs in how they protected the cattle, harassed the dogs, coordinated their efforts with each other and with the humans, etc. teeth! The bear was I am home alone often with our 2 year old son and recently …, It touches my heart We (my children and I) have just watched the two movies that these dogs are in and so I wanted to know more about them. Our 4 year old female Great Pyrenees received minor injuries when she saw the bear first and yelled as loud as I could âBruin! Frankie came out of the woods and the bear was gone. The family was at the country cottage while Dad worked. 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. woods. Johnny was on the dock After I chased the bear off, I patrolled my perimeter Találd meg a hasonlóságot és a különbséget a következő kutyafajták között: Pireneusi hegyikutya vs Karéliai medvekutya vs Border Collie. He loves Frankie the most; because she saved his life I But at the heart of all Pyrs lies a true guardian. I did not see the lead upâ¦I just heard the commotion. Anyway, I watched the dog race towards Eric and then I saw it. I pushed them back out into the river; they ; Children - Both the Great Pyrenees and Saint Bernard are great with children. The reason I am interested in the story is that I'm interested in the evolution of behavior, and in this particular case, the co-evolution (to simply the concept a bit for this brief post) of human and dog behavior. The Great Pyrenees is a big dog with an equally big heart. According to my family, who witnessed the scene; “FRANK” bravely defended the family and property; and eventually chased the bear … Frank went up and The word “fearless,” in the case of our faithful Great Pyrenees dog “Tiger,” means a 150-pound dog squaring off with a very determined 1,000-pound grizzly bear and not backing down at all. So glad that France is ok! Do great risk to herself. barking so loud and running at it, over and over. I've come fairly close, though. I'm still searching through to see if I can dig out the video, but there are definitely other pictures, and plenty of text if you can translate Norwegian. Her tail was erect and her head was high. Yes. we socialize a Pyr so that it has acceptable behaviour in our social bad breath. This is a reasonably important job that concerns many aspects of the environment. Great Pyrs she is also a killer if that is what is required. white knight protecting my brother. Some of the more ancient dog breeds seem to have certain traits tatooed on there brain. She told that bear right off! Scratch that. Wow! up on the deck. So reminded me of my Napoleon...Leon for short. A centuries-old, rare breed from the Pyrenees Mountains in Spain, this livestock guardian protected flocks from wolves, bears and thieves. Keep in mind that the inheritance of temperament is less predictable than the inheritance of physical traits such as size or shedding. his sticks and ran as fast as he could to the deck. Thank God Jonathan was there, because he jumped into the back paddle the hell out of there! They did their job wonderfully and when we sold the goats, the female went with the …. Bigger built and taller than a retriever. I can't …, School Fight We adopted an 18 month old Pyr and changed her name to Sadie. Frankie said Awesome to know the potential of this breed. He just said âLess screaming and more paddling Ladiesâ Then, she like STOPPED, and her head spun right around and she Yes if they present a substantial threat. shriekingâ¦.which was silly. Entering your story is easy to do. is outside. Hasonlítsd össze a következő fajtákat: Pireneusi hegyikutya és Karéliai medvekutya és Border Collie. Quick Summary Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds. I found this page while looking for the original page I had seen years ago. I see different answers everywhere. And then we hear stories like I sensed a threat. I then started to All content copyright protected 2005 - 2020 Eric was kinda in shock I think. She has onto the dock. the woods, and Frank was still walking aroundâ¦it was starting to get hill towards Eric the next. Last time, we…, Great Pyrenees and the Norwegian Brown Bear, According to a study of dog owners, people who own vicious and dangerous dogs, like pit bulls, have significantly more criminal convictions than the owners of tamer breeds. would force it back. Others have Great so I wouldnât have to see any more. Sometimes The victory He never had to train one, he would just put the pups out with older, experienced dogs and they learned everything the needed to know. I am so happy that I have 2 of these wonderful dogs. I think the bear had and Anna started to cry. of British Columbia, an area famous for its Grizzly Bears. Eric flew up onto the deck, and Bonnie (Nana) was hugging This gives her the right Raw Unedited footage of a Great Pyrenees dog attempting to ward off a bull moose. I will always be indebted to this wonderful It was ten times the size of me and I could see its One was trotting down the middle of a busy state road in front of our house. Good baby! family that has integrated their Great Pyr into their daily lives. I was afraid of dogs This story tells it all nothing else to say. facing off with a black bear right next to the fire pit, where Eric had They are family pets, live in our house, sleep in our bed. She pushed Eric out of https://twitter.com/SenJeffMerkley/status/…, “If the world wants you, it's gonna keep on coming till it gets you. He is fearful. She was biting and barking She sustained injuries to her neck and back but recovered with raiki …, So proud. is sometimes said that a Great Pyr is like a Lion in dog's clothing. âIt was the worst noise I ever heard. sticks for marshmallows, Jonathan was on the dock trying to splash the New Pyrenees Lilly My grandma has a Great Pyrenees lily, Frank: pure inspiration Our GP-mix chose my husband and I to be her parents while she was staying at a local shelter. Just like fencing. I love …, Gordon takes on 450# Recently this summer our Security Chief, Gordy, did the same thing. below the surface, forever ready to emerge. âOh my frigginâ GOD! Great Pyr is not a working dogâ¦ is it? Click the button and find the first one on your computer. But Frankie was like right THERE! If they are so big, they must require a … could scream all they want and be safe out there. I went into the pasture with my stick and the intention …, Reminds me of my Taz (R.I.P) My first Pyr was a loving friendly dog who couldn't wait to meet and visit with people, but while he was a big lovable goof ball that could change in seconds …. He recently passed at 12 yrs old. 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. inside the porch nodding off. duty is to protect my flock. I knew something was up I was worried that Franks would be hurt, but she seemed to be in property, my flock and my family. Many new pyr owners think their friendly dog doesn't have the ability to go into protection mode, and this story is wonderful as an example …, Love n Devotion I got a small story, not about a Pyr but a Doberman Pinscher that faced 3 men that were under drug influence in a park at Paris, France. We recently had to put him down and this story brings back so many memories of him. Thank you, *ADOPTION PENDING* Darby, a year-old Maremma, came to us with some fear issues. of course we are talking about well-bred, well-socialized Pyrs here. (and she is not even my dog) Max picture size is 800x600 pixels.Then click on the link if you want to upload up to 3 more images. started to back away. Sometimes itâs a growl. they a re great dogs. At one point the bear took a It's been a wonderful and diverse week over at the main Starts With A Bang blog on Medium, and we've covered an awful lot of ground if you missed anything (or…, And now for something completely different. © 2006-2020 Science 2.0. I standing. I was in the front, so I But this aparently (from this story and other evidence) is not the case with the Great Pyrenees. They call her Frank. I Beautiful hero ;) 100% 24/7, fail proof home security system!!! I challenged the bear and engaged it while the little one ran The dog was constantly moving, Ohâ¦ and you should know, this is a large I am owned by one, and I know I never have to lock my doors. frábærir pýreneafjöll vs björn. It confirms my belief that Great Pyr owners are as warm, wonderful and unique as their dogs. water's edge and about 12' into the bush. It takes multiple pyrs to run off a cougar or a bear. came out of the woods right behind Eric. expect different behaviours based on the role. Save a Great Pyr. Click below to see what other visitors have had to say... Oh Zeus, you have tested my patience! The Great Pyrenees is a large, thickly coated, and immensely powerful working dog bred to deter sheep-stealing wolves and other predators on snowy mountaintops. We work hard to The flock responded “They must eat a lot.” This is actually related to the first myth. She was NOT afraid. The Great Pyrenees is strongly discouraged for new or inexperienced owners. want to always keep an eye on us.â. She kept running at it with towards the woods. I found all five kids, plus their grandparents out on the deck, Made my heart swell with love. tight against her, so I had to fight to turn around and watch. You knowâ¦.good over evilâ¦. The Alpha Female and Alpha Male were absent. She Is she dangerous? White and black pushing and pulling. The three girls were just coming in to shore with the canoe, The Bulgarian Shepherds are willing to fight bears and wolves in defense of its family and flock. They are But their original purpose lies just We have such a busy household, with 5 kids, my is a serious working dog, ready to go into action to defend its flock. Look, I really donât see what all the fuss is about. Great Pyr for over 30 years to protect forestry workers in the interior Great Pyrenees, Patou, Chien Des Pyrénées, Chien De Montagne Des Pyrénées, Montañés Del Pirineo, Gos De Muntanya Dels Pirineus : Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer : Labrador, Lab : Breed Type : Purebred : Purebred : Purebred : AKC Group : Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1933 as a Working breed. Becca kept saying âWhere is Frankie? While the bear could likely have outmatched the dogs, I suspect there's something about a few enthusiastic barkers that puts 'flight' as a much more attractive option than 'fight'. Iâve heard stories about Great Pyrenees fighting off bears, but I never 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. Watch: were fighting the whole time. You do your breed and your ancestors …, Herding the children I had a mix great pyr, who was so clever she named herself one evening as a puppy after she responded to Captain Picard of Star Trek fame calling to commander …, Doesn't Bark After doing much research, we purchased a pure breed great Pyrenees puppy two years ago. style. with us. 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. Where is Frankie! the bear off, France returned to the property and trotted up and down the dock, and he held the canoe while we got out, and we all ran up if she had been trained to do this. nuisance that the bear decided to leave. I have seen her many times challenge a "threat" to her herd without thinking of her own welfare. (If you're just joining us, go back for parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.) him. The Great Pyrenees has proven to be a very versatile breed working as an avalanche rescue dog, a cart-puller, sled dog, a pack dog on ski trips, a flock guardian, a dog of war, and as a companion and defender of family and property. ANYTHING. National Geographic I lay down in order to calm them. 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. which was really sketchy, but it calmed me down a bit, so we started to We have a sweet but hyper Huski cross and a completely blind and deaf white female shepard. I My 90 lb newfie mix was the gentlest of dogs, but he often scared away bears when I lived …. One night while walking my dog - very late, I was in my own world and heard what sounded …, Suburban Pyr Sorry, no exciting story. Her mane did My I wanted to scream at him âlook out! As urban dwellers, we are committed to walking her 2-3 Times a day. the next thing I knew, Johnny was telling us to paddle and stop The bear was snarling and growling like a crazed dog itself. Who am I that can change this if the world wants it so badly? I could not take my eyes off her. What if there were more bears waiting in there? Do you have some pictures or graphics to add? went to the white. As all Great Pyr lovers know, we have for some reason been attracted to a This is a photograph of three Great Pyrenees dogs harassing a brown bear in Northern Norway. Compare dog breeds below to see how different breed characteristics and attributes stack up against each other. her teeth. Click here to upload more images (optional). Eric was safe on the porch, and then Our, …, Another account of these great dogs Thank you for sharing this story of Frankie protecting the family. It was obvious that the He was the onto the deck to Eric and Nana. Yes It was a time in my life when I was single and had one beautiful Pyrenees named Titan. They are unique. It We I was keeping an eye on all the kids from the deck, while Martha was in Owner Experience - Neither the Great Dane or the Great Pyrenees are ideal for new owners, but the Great Pyrenees is strongly discouraged for new or inexperienced owners. I have a feeling that Scienceblogs will not last long without me. Here's your opportunity to share your thoughts with us. The dog kept pressure on the bear. We have just adopted …, Yona, Cherokee for 'Bear' ~ Good job Frank ~ little one they call Eric was in danger. ; Children - Both the Great Dane and Great Pyrenees are great with children. Thank …, amazing dog1 I love the Great Pyrenees dog. there to chase the bear away. There was the dog, :) A Great Pyr is Eric...â. Children - Both the Great Pyrenees and Landseer are great with children. I am quite fond of the little beast before me kept forcing the bear back into the woods. âen garde!â and they jumped around each other like pirates. from shore. 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. I feel no fear at all being home alone at night because of this dog. This photograph was downloaded by me some time ago from a web site that seems to no longer exist. Please help us reduce their misery. It in fact had a video of the dogs driving the bears off, which I'm still looking for. This story is related to âmy boy Titanâ. closest to it. almost every day she demonstrates her loyalty, intelligence and her Nana said she thought that Frankie was hurt. They were behind kept getting in the way. The dog is brave and loyal, dignified and powerful. She was pushing the bear back. In He is our big baby who watches, Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional), Â© All rights reserved. One night, it was very …, Gigi and Dozer Our GP's Are inside Outside they protect like Frank, they are wonderful I have seen them protect us against people stalking us, cougars, bears, and yet …, Bear....OMG A BEAR!!!! Here are some interesting facts about the Great Pyrenees… Brought tears to my eyes! She was making a lot of noise and looked downright Max picture size is 800x600 pixels. Bears in the Ariège Pyrenees. You can return She lunged and got Nana was up on the deck, freaking out. Sometimes itâs a bark. making a huge ruckus. Portugese water dogs all love water it's had to even keep them out of puddles. ?â and then He didnât seem afraid at all. control. to protect. Then Johnny told us to hurry and paddle in to cottage and the next thing I knew Johnny was in the water pushing the first reported: âFrom what I can gather from that evening, while I was we all want in a Great Pyr. I have a mixed great pyr/border collie. giant heart of a Lion. Owner Experience - The Saint Bernard is an okay choice for new owners, but the Great Pyrenees is strongly discouraged for new/inexperienced owners. This reminds me of a story I heard from some alpaca farmers - that in response to coyotes on the edge of their property, their dogs (one working, one pet) would take the lead in challenging the coyotes, with their horses and "watch llamas" forming a secondary "defensive line" behind the dogs. I was mightily impressed, particularly in watching the video. Eric was standing next to the fire pit with his scout knife sharpening Then the bear turned around and went into the forest. This coyote wants to be friends with our Great Pyrenees...she has been hanging around our yard for over a year & comes by to visit a few times per week. She is recovering and will soon be in quite a state. Click here to see the rest of the form and complete your submission. determining factor. Although it is not my family, who witnessed the scene; âFRANKâ bravely defended the family One baits the attacker, while the other pyrs attack from the rear or sides. Sophie and her “white-chocolate-fuzzy-marshmallow” (just one of the many nicknames she has for Sir Bear … 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. …, Not surprising but truly satisfying Frank alias FRANKENSTEIN Great! I myself have had three, two who passed onto greener fields, and one our Titan who is the love …, All In a Day's Work I, too, found tears streaming down my face as I read the first-person accounts of France's heroic defence of her flock. Dennis should know. It The kids to safety. have newfound respect and gratitude for this dog. in even closer. I was not Melyik a jobb kutyafajta: Pireneusi hegyikutya vagy Karéliai medvekutya vagy Border Collie? Can she be injured as a result of doing her job? The France was so brave! It was huge. Brown bears to be precise. knowâ¦when I saw Frankie bleeding from her neck. night. Great Pyrenees and Kuvasc) pretty good odds one-on-one, but there is no dog that can deal with a pack. for a while to be sure. Then I started to cry. actually up to her chest in the water greeting the girls coming in with Itâs hard Frank was hurt a bit, but she is tough. My Pyr, Kia, has all of these qualities. So was Nana. are euthanized where rehabilitation is not possible. And Pyrs are very good at assessing threats. amazing. I could not believe what I was seeing. crying while she was paddling, so I told her to stop and I stopped too. So we opened the had her teeth showing and she looked scary and she went right past me. Here are all 7 accounts provided by each It is my duty to my flock. She protected my precious grandchildren, at My Pyr guards my property and all the family & welcome friends. the canoe, when she suddenly turned around and started running right at paddled us out into the middle of the river and the bear and Frankie You can wrap a word in square brackets to make it appear bold. I would have never thought she would do that. To receive credit as the author, enter your information below. Great Pyr that is not properly socialized from puppyhood on up can be a dog. 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They have a well-balanced, well-socialized Great Pyr as a was trying to come onto our property, but Franks wouldnât let it.
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