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Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: No Dew Claws!!!
« on: March 22, 2007, 01:15:51 pm »
All Great Pyrenees have to have their dew claws!!! They do not need to be removed! Every breeder should know it. I think you have a real issue with yours though...first you got a boy and was told that it's a girl...then this? You really should get back there and talk to the breeder. 
Yeah, you are right everything with getting this guy just was all a$$backwards ::).  Even all my so called research didn't turn up things that I am finding out about this breed.  I was surprized not to see the dew claws but then they really don't matter as we aren't breeding or showing him.  This certainly has been a learning curve  ;)

I never did get back to the breeder on any of this thou.  Hubby and I talked about it and decided it wasn't worth it as the whole familly just loves this not so little guy and what would we do, give him back  :o.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / No Dew Claws!!!
« on: March 02, 2007, 11:34:42 am »
Otis has no hind dew claws!!!  I checked both legs and can find nothing???  I was told about the double dew claws showing that a pyr was a prue breed and to be honest I forgot to look when we got him  :-[.  Both the parents were there when got him and I got to love on them they sure had all the looks of pyrs and the owner said that they were prue....  Can a pruebred have no dew claws??

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Survived Week One With Otis
« on: March 02, 2007, 10:51:30 am »
Well we have survived the first week with Otis  :D.  My goodness does this little guy get into mischief!!!.  He has a HUGE shoe fetish.  He will be nowhere in site and you take your shoes off quickly and bam they are gone.  And mess, I don't know where he finds half the stuff that is strewn around the yard  :o.

I am amazed at how smart these dogs are.  He is locked in our ensuite at night, casue there is no way he is destroying the house while we sleep.  The first few nights there was no way he was going in without a fight and just convincing him to come in the house at bedtime or when we went out for a pee in the middle of the night was immpossible.  I was chasing he everywhere  >:(.  I ended up getting mad at him one night at 2 in the morning and dragged him into his bed  :-[.  Since then I say "bedtime" and he is straight to the bathroom and on his blanket.  When we go out at night I tell him "pee-pee" and he is out the door and doing his business.  I say "bedtime" and he is straight back in the house. I honestly can't believe it  :o

Now I have to work on the sitting, barking and piddling on the carpet  :-\

Anyway just wanted to share our first week with you guys.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Teddy's harness is ordered!!
« on: February 28, 2007, 09:41:57 pm »
Oh how cool is that.  We always said that we would do something like that with Slugger but never did.  Can't wait for the photos  ;D

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: New Here and To Pyrs
« on: February 26, 2007, 11:58:28 pm »
So here is the conclusion: Pyrs bark alot, dig holes, wander off, shed and very hard to train! Other then that they are just wonderful dogs. Doesn't it sound like a joke? And every Pyr owner would be happy to get another, and another, and another one. We are so pathetic!!!

You know it is funny but I thought that I had done so much research on dogs to come to the conclusion that Pyrs were the dog for our family and not once in anything did I read did they say they barked, lots, dug, wandered, or are hard to train┬  :o.┬  Oh man wht have I let myself into??

Well anyway, my husband and I were up until 9:30 last night constructing a fence around the old playhouse we emptied so Otis has a nice safe place to be while we aren't home.┬  Unfortuneately we can't fence in the whole property so we will just have to cross fingers for when he is abit older and hope that our Saint can teach him abit of what is acceptable.┬  Luckily we live out of town so if he does roam he has lots of bush to explore.

Apart from him not listening and piddling on the carpet (he is now restricted to the laminate) we love him dearly.┬  It is funny but at night he is locked in our bathroom and he wakes me up to go out pee.┬  He hasn't made a mess in there but when he is in the in the house it is like as soon as he steps foot on the carpet he has to pee??┬  Oh I forgot how much work puppies are┬  ;D.

I sure have appreciated all your advice and stories.┬  Please keep them coming.┬  I am feeling that I am in totally uncharted territory here and it is abit daunting┬  :-\

Here are acouple of pictures i took of him this weekend┬  ;D

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: New Here and To Pyrs
« on: February 24, 2007, 05:13:29 pm »
Pyr puppies seem to adjust easily no matter where you drop them off.┬  Our Pyrs used to love the cats when we had them- they have very little prey drive and the cats teach them whatever manners they needed to know.┬  The key to Pyr pups is to socialize socialize socialize during puppyhood.┬  And a word of wisdom is that you MUST have a securely fenced area as they WILL wander off.┬  Many people think they can train their Pyr to stick around but as that puppy grows it ain't going to happen.┬  They are bred to cover huge tracts of land and you just can't overcome 2000 years of genetics.┬  Very pretty puppy by the way

Well I didn't realize that they roam  :o.  That will be a problem as we have no fences around us at all .  So far he is doing great and just sticking around the front yard and on the porch when he is outside.  When our big guy runs off chasing something he just sits and watches with is great.  i sure hope he keeps doing that as there is no chance of us fencing in any of the property.

Oh by the way we named him OTIS  ;D

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: New Here and To Pyrs
« on: February 23, 2007, 03:55:50 pm »
Well thank you so much for awesome welcome┬  ;D.┬  What a great group you have here.┬ 

Well the first night went well.┬  Woke me up at 3am to go out and then was great for the night.┬  No accidents or anything.┬  Am really, really hoping that it just wasn't a lucky night┬  ;)┬  Wanna bet on my chances┬  LOL

Well I am alittle embaressed to reveal this but it seems that my beautiful little girl is a boy!!!┬  :o.┬  How you ask??┬  Well I never checked, just took the owners word for it, but when she/he rolled over for a belly rub this morning I noticed that things just weren't in the right places┬  LOL.┬  Oh well, no worries, we just now have to find a boy name instead of a girl name, so I am taking suggestions┬  ;D

What's the horse board you post on?
Hi Bri.┬  I post on the John Lyons Discussion Board.┬  Pop by they are a great lot of people┬  ;D

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: New Here and To Pyrs
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:11:44 pm »
And here she is with my big guy  ;D

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: New Here and To Pyrs
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:10:32 pm »
Let's try this.┬  OK here she is ;D

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: New Here and To Pyrs
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:08:30 pm »
Well I got my new little girl┬  ;D┬  She is such a doll.  A real sweety  ;D We just have to name her now┬  ???┬  I have pictures but can't work out how to post them or put one as my avatar┬  :(

Treatment & Preventative Meds / Re: Help, Louis got bitten
« on: February 22, 2007, 04:59:22 pm »
Poor thing  :(.  Our Saint got attacked by coyotes a month ago and luckily only came out with 3 puncture wounds.  What we did was shave the area and then mixed Betadine with water till it resembled weak tea.  We then used a syringe (with out the needle) and really syringed the area out.  You have to make sure you get the betadine solution right in the puncture wound.  One wound looked like it ws getting infected so we soaked the scab off with the betadine solution and syringed it again.  We were lucky and he healed really well and we didn't need antibotics for him.

Anyway I know that this is alittle late and all is healing well but it might help if something like that happens again.  Cheers  ;D

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: New Here and To Pyrs
« on: February 22, 2007, 03:56:02 pm »
Hey Penny  ;D,  Yeap I finally made it  :-[.  Been lurking and looking for 2 hours.  Man there is lots to look at  :o.  Great advice, great stories and awesome pictures.  Hope to be able to hang around lots  ;D

Great Pyrenees Discussions / New Here and To Pyrs
« on: February 22, 2007, 03:44:37 pm »
Hi All:

I am new here  :-[ A friend of mine recommended this site so I thought I would take a look.  Looks like a great place.  Hi PennyK ***waves madly*** :D

I have a 10 yo Saint Bernard X Rhodesian Ridgeback and am chosing a 3 month old pyr puppy today to bring home  ;D

I was wondering if any of you could give me some advice on how to intergrade the puppy into our fold.  It is a busy house of 2 adults, 3 kids, 5 cats, 1 dog and 2 horses all on 5 acres of property  ;D.  I want for this new family member to be happy both in and out of the house.  Our Saint hates being outside, he is just a big baby  :)

I have so many questions and really no idea of the answers.  Any help would be appreciated.

Oh and if you guys are anything like the horse board I belong to I promise I will post pictures as soon as I can  ;D

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