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Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: My dog was murdered last weekend
« on: August 28, 2009, 06:46:35 pm »
Just like Trucker said "At least it was a dog killed and not child" shows how much he cares.

So would it have been better if they had killed one of the neighbors small children to bring attention to the speeding problem? I didn't mean it to sound like i didn't care about the dog. I'm still mad about someone killing my dog on purpose.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: My dog was murdered last weekend
« on: August 28, 2009, 06:38:20 pm »
"Loose" means tied up so he wouldn't eat the chickens or the pet deer. We have underground fence but a big angry determined dog with thick hair can run right through one. The pit bull has ran through it several times without caring if it got shocked or not, if there was something on the other side of the fence it wanted. We had been keeping him tied up because he killed 24 chickens in 10 minutes which has to be some kind of record. In his short life he killed 30 chickens, mauled a goat, chewed up a motorcycle helmet,numerous dog food bowls, and a pair of glasses, bit a pig, attacked a stray hound dog and completely destroyed a dog pen and dog house we tried to keep him in. I should have named him Destructo-dog. In his better moments he was basically a good dog, despite his wolf heritage.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: My dog was murdered last weekend
« on: August 28, 2009, 02:49:58 pm »
Thanks, i know the sheriff and i talked to him earlier today about the speeding vehicles. Not much i can do about them hitting my dog, can't prove it even though the ol lady saw it. At least it was a dog they killed and not a child. I gave the sheriff a description of the worst of the speeding vehicles, the one that hit the dog. Teenagers, of course. They now know someone saw them and they haven't been back down this way. Not going into details, but i believe as far as the local residents are concerned, this might be somewhat akin to hitting John Gotti's dog. To put it mildly, i'm not generally looked upon as being a particularly nice guy.  LOL

Great Pyrenees Discussions / My dog was murdered last weekend
« on: August 28, 2009, 08:26:28 am »
See attached photo of dog with wife. Not quite 2 years old, 130 pounds. Pyrenees/Wolf? mix. He was deliberately sideswiped by a pickup truck last friday night after midnight. He was loose and "helping" the ol lady clean out a shed and ran after a loud speeding pickup(he hated them)before she could stop him. She saw them come over on the wrong side of the road to sideswipe him. I saw the marks and they did hit him over on the grass. I live on a pretty deserted country road with only 3 houses past me until it turns into  gravel and goes into a state forest. No one lives back there for miles. Got to talk to sheriff today and complain about speeders. No reason for this much traffic traveling at insane speeds down this way. Something is going on back in the woods on weekends, drinking parties maybe. Anyway my dog is gone and i'll never eat a coconut stack candy without thinking of the big dog who would knock you down for one. This will be my last post.

Our 55 lb Pit Bull has been bitten twice in the face in the last month by poisonous Cottonmouth snakes in the yard. Had a Great Pyrenees with pups die from eating the head of another Cottonmouth we killed. We figured it absorbed all the snakes venom in it's stomach. Didn't know it had eaten the head until it was too late. Pit Bull got a little sick and had a swelled head for a while but was out there looking for more snakes the next day. Didn't carry it to the vet either time as it got bit on Sundays. So how do dogs handle poisonous snakebites from different types of snakes? This is really getting annoying, for me and the dog.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Pyrenees/Wolf mix?
« on: February 13, 2009, 06:20:05 pm »
Here's a couple more pics of the dog. I never saw the parents so he could be anything. Just going by what i was told. You are right, he could be part malamute or husky, most people have never seen a real wolf. They are HUGE! So is this dog, he goes through a 40 lb sack of food in a little over a week. Whatever kind of beastie he is, he is a pretty good dog. I just wish he wouldn't do that wolf howl every now and then at night. It makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Pyrenees/Wolf mix?
« on: February 12, 2009, 03:17:44 am »
I do appreciate the info. He may just have inherited a few wolf traits and mostly pyr appearance. I suppose from the lack of information no one is trying to breed Wolf and Pyr together. Seems kind of pointless as far as selling them, and this dog was an accident from what we were told. He does act differently from the other 2 Pyrs we have had. Has one blue eye and one brown eye, looks kind of funny.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Pyrenees/Wolf mix?
« on: February 11, 2009, 06:48:49 pm »
I sure would have liked to have seen the other pups grow up. Sometimes mixed dogs inherit more from one parent than the other and it looks like he got more of the pyrenees genes. He could pass for a Pyr at first glance but when you look closer you can tell he's not quite the right shape, longer and leaner and his hair is shorter. That's what got us to checking into the dog's pedigree when he started to look not quite right. We have had 2 other pyrenees that died accidental deaths(ate a cottonmouth/killed by something in woods) and i didn't notice the eyelashes in either, this ones eyes have more of a slitted look. I'd like to know what this type of mix typically looks like. Be interesting to know whether they regularly inherit more pyr than wolf. Then again i didn't see the parents so the "wolf" parent could have been a mix also, which makes romeo a giant mutt. I'll have to take some more pictures.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Pyrenees/Wolf mix?
« on: February 11, 2009, 04:10:22 pm »
Can anyone point me towards any pictures of Pyr/Wolf hybrids or any information on how they behave? I can't find any pics of similar animals to the one in the picture. His name is Romeo and he's about 14 months old. Have no idea how much he weighs, probably well over a 100. He's about the biggest dog i've seen around here anyway. He simply got too big to hold him and step on the scales. He was supposed to be a free Pyr but we found out later he was part Artic Wolf. The other pups in the litter died from neglect, they had gotten tangled up in a roll of barbed wire(i think) and got infected. I guess we were the only ones who thought to carry thier pup to the vet. :( He's useless as a herd animal, tries to eat them instead. Makes a deep bass howling noise that gets higher pitched to Wolf howl. Sounds like something from a werewolf movie. Doesn't wander like a Great Pyrenees, stays close to the house and people, i suspect because wolves are pack animals. Has strange white eyelashes and webbed feet but has the double dewclaws. Does not appear to shed so far. Other than that he is just a big happy Pyr. He can be quite vicious towards other animals sometimes but so can any regular dog. Any info is appreciated. 

I have a Pyr/Artic Wolf hybrid. He's about 14 months old now and hasn't shed any hair yet. His hair looks almost like sheep's wool. How big will your dog get? Anyones guess.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: My Great Pyrenees is a great big thief!
« on: November 19, 2008, 10:05:49 pm »
My dog so far has stolen and chewed up my glasses and a motorcycle helmet off the truck hood. He also got a couple of car wash brushes and a garden hose nozzle. I was working on something and had a roll of those blue paper shop towels right behind me. I looked around and they were gone and the dog had snuck up, grabbed them and ran around the corner where he was chewing them up. He only grabs my stuff. Maybe it's a strange doggie way of telling me he loves me?

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Pyr grew 2 pounds in 2 months!!??
« on: October 19, 2008, 06:50:23 pm »
I forgot to mention since someone asked me about the particular traits of this wolf/Pyr hybrid, he makes a strange deep bass type of howling noise sometimes since he "matured". It will scare your pants right off at night so not to worry about the neigborhood kids rolling the yard with toilet paper this halloween. The other Pyrs we had made a "wooowoooo" kind of noise sometimes but nothing like this.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Pyr grew 2 pounds in 2 months!!??
« on: October 19, 2008, 06:40:46 pm »
Well time for an update. :) I looked around and started feeding him some BENEFUL dog food from walmart. It's more expensive than some of the others but the dog likes it and in the almost 2 months since i originally posted this he has filled out nicely and is visibly larger.  I figure up around 100 pounds now although he is just getting too big to weigh with the old "hold the dog and step on the scales" type of dog weighing. He can crunch up leftover chicken bones like there's no tomorrow and loves leftover baloney but he eats mostly dog food now. He's settled into his job as yard dog, he and the Pearl the Pit Bull attacked a coyote that got too close to the yard yesterday. The coyote barely escaped with his life as it was a very one sided contest and i guess the dogs figured that once they ran it off that was all they needed to do. :) LOL

I was passing through a one-horse town in Mississippi yesterday and saw a large white dog trotting down the shoulder coming towards me. I thought it was a Great Pyrenees at first but when i went by i saw it was a large 100+ pound big white wolf! Now maybe no one else thinks that it is a  bit "peculiar" for a large wolf to go roaming about town(it looked like 100% pure wolf)but i believe if i lived there i might be a little bit alarmed, like maybe someone should call animal control or something. Aw, it was probably ol' Bubbas wolf "Buddy" or something but wolves should not be allowed to roam free looking for a 2 year old child to snatch out of someones backyard! At the very least someone needs to be educated about liability for animal attacks. If your wolf walks free around the neighborhood and bites someone, you're done for!

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Pyr grew 2 pounds in 2 months!!??
« on: September 06, 2008, 06:54:59 am »
My apoligies if i offended anyone but Kibbles and Bits and Gravy Train aren't good food?
What i was referring to were the apparent references to expensive "boutique" dog food that i've never heard of. If i bought the dog that stuff he'd be eating better than me. This is an animal that lives outside, rolls in the mud, runs through the woods and chews on dead deer bones. I bet he's just as happy as a suburban dog that rides in the SUV, sleeps on the couch, and eats gourmet dog food. Yeah i love my dog but his job is to keep coyotes and wild hogs out of the yard and protect the motorcycles and chickens (if i can keep him from eating them). Big difference between city dog and country dog. I will look into getting him some supplements though, like someone suggested.

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