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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 / 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 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 / Pyr grew 2 pounds in 2 months!!??
« on: September 03, 2008, 07:09:02 pm »
Weighed 52 pounds @ 4 months old, 84 pounds @ almost 7 months. Thought i was going to have a giant and then he stopped gaining weight and got skinny. Carried to vet and got more shots and wormed but vet found nothing wrong. Now he's 8 1/2 mo and only 86 pounds. What happened? I might add he's an artic wolf/pyrenees hybrid and it looks like he grew taller and longer in the last 2 months but gained basically no weight. He seems to have started filling out and growing again but i have no clue why. He is taking on a more long slender artic wolf shape than the stocky great pyrenees shape. Since he's not a purebred great pyr can we just throw the pyr growth charts out the window? This seems to be a fairly uncommon mix and i can find no references anywhere. I can't find out where the dogs litter mates are to check them either.

Great Pyrenees Pictures / Pics of pyrenees/artic wolf hybrid
« on: September 03, 2008, 05:07:10 pm »
Romeo was a free "Great Pyrenees" 5 week old pup. He turned out to be a hybrid and we didn't know about it until he started to look a bit peculiar. He's 8 1/2 months old now. Here's some pics in case anyone is curious about what this combination looks like. If you look at him a certain way he looks like a Pyr and other ways as you can see, he looks like a wolf.

Ah, i should have know a free dog was too good to be true. We were out of town and relatives gave us a 5 week old great pyr pup someone had gave them. He was solid white and i didn't think much about it having blue eyes. We needed a herd dog for the animals since the last 2 great pyrs died. As the little dog grew older his hair got shorter instead of longer. His nose grew a bit longer than i thought it should. The body also didn't look right, taller and longer with slits for eyes almost. The last straw was when he grew a very long bushy tail that hung to the ground. Now wait a minute, that ain't right! Told the ol lady go back and check this things pedigree. Turns out he is an Artic Wolf/Great Pyrenees hybrid which her relatives "conviently" forgot to mention. He now is 6 months old and weighs 90 pounds which places him squarely in the giant mongrel category. He has great pyr traits but also predatory wolf traits. I now have a "herd dog" that rounds the animals up and tries to eat them. So far he's only got 2 chickens and a goat and it's a constant fight to keep him from chasing the smaller animals. Any input or suggestions on why some bonehead would try to breed these two completley different types of animals together? Also, how big is thing going to get?

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