This is what I've experienced with Samson & Pippin...
How are these dogs as puppies? My Pyrs were both VERY low energy as pups...Pippin has always been Pyrfect :)but Samson tried to give me a run for my money about 7 to 10 months & tried to gain "top dog" status here...I had to be very firm & consistant with him to get him to see me as pack leader...Also, Samson was exceedingly fearful of strangers as a pup...It took ALOT of time & socialization to get him over the hump with this problem...What
ever breed you decide on make sure thay've been bred for temperment 1st & foremost!!!
How are their appittes (sp?)? Not big appetites even as pups as compared to some other breeds...They do require more food when going through growth spurts...Right now with summer upon us I am surprised if they finish 3 cups of kibble each a day...& they are both still under 2 yrs.
Do they have rear dew claws? rear double dews
Are they obident (sp?)? OMG, my spelling is BAD They are as obedient as any Pyr will be...Pippin more than Samson...Pyrs are not "push button" obedience based dogs as they are independent thinkers & will asess any given command before complying.
Would you trust your furbaby off leash in the park? nope...What do you call a Pyr off leash?...Gone!
Are they really hyper? If they were any more layed back they'd be dead!
What are their weight? At 23 months Samson is close to 120 lbs. & Pippin at 17 months is close to 110 lbs...They are both in good shape & not overweight.
How tall are they? Samson is 31 inches at the withers & Pippin is 28 inches at the withers...We expect him to reach 29 inches when he is grown...Pippin is short & heavy boned...built like a brick s**thouse!
How's the drooling factor? Pippin doesn't drool as he has a proper Pyr mouth...Samson drools like crazy...He has a slack lower lip...I guess you'd say he has an improper mouth...lol!
If you could change something about them what would it be? I'd only add many years to their average life expectancy but wouldn't we all?!
& I might get rid of that blowing the coat thing...lol!
Any agression? If any, what are they? Pippin has the makings of being somewhat dog aggressive if I let him but he knows it isn't acceptable...P
yrs do not tolerate predators so they have a tendancy to be dog aggressive as a breed...Samson thinks he can beat up moving vehicles.
Any flaws in your opinion?? Yes, I am blinded by love of not only my Pyrs but the whole breed!
Your furbabies grew up and now they are grown, what should you have done while they were wee things that would have done him/her better now?...........mmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmm, I really can't think of anything...I am pretty content with what I've done with my dogs...I've few regrets.
Did I leave out anything??
Please add...Just that Pyrs dig Great Pyrenees sized holes & they bark alot...Asking them to change who they are is unfair...Thy are not a dog to have if you're house proud & they are wary of strangers...So
cialization is an absolute MUST for a Pyr if it is not going to be used as a gaurdian...Gro
oming is a must & do not ever expect to leave your house again without long, fluffy white hair clinging to you!