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Old 12-31-2010, 02:54 PM
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I'm going to go ahead and assume this is a joke x3 Your assumption is correct.
They were not suggesting you get a Pyr instead of a Lab- I think the thinking was more that the other members were afraid you might get one based solely on their attractive appearance. I already told them why I want a Lab.
My advice is to get one puppy, and make it a Lab, not a Great Pyrenees. Thanks, I'll keep it in mind. They're great looking dogs, but they're very territorial and while it might seem nice to have a guard dog, in reality it may be very hard to train your pup to switch "off" in appropriate situations.We already did that- do you think it's easy to train a mix of two guard dogs? They were also bred to work with sheep on their own, and are therefore sometimes considered stubborn and willful, That would fit perfectly into our family.....lol as well as possessing an almost cat-like independence that some (emphasis on some) dog owners are not interested in. Go get yourself a Lab-Doby mix and care for it for twelve years, then you'll know what I mean when I say, we already did that. They bark a lot. What else is new? They're dogs, they bark-period.

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Here's some Pyr info:
AKC, Wiki, Pyr Club of America.
Thank you for this info.
My advice is to read it and honestly ask yourself if you're ready for such a large, high-maintenance dog. Perhaps a Pyr is the "right breed for you", so to speak, but be sure of that before you make a commitment.

I know what you're feeling right now, and I get it- you don't want to be told by a bunch of people over the internet that you're not allowed to have two pups, probably much less that you're not allowed a specific breed. You're right. But keep in mind the reality of what it'll be like to have two puppies, especially if one is a Great Pyrenees! That's a huge dog and a massive responsibility.

I hope you figure all of this out in a satisfying way without too much stress. It's a big choice.
All good info. I'll keep this in mind.
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*sigh* I know a bear or gator or tiger is a bad idea. I'm afraid of crocodiles, in fact.
You can't compare a large dog to something that's going to rip your face off.
I hate hate HATE it when people mock me just because I am a minor and aren't an expert on dogs. You didn't join this forum knowing everything either, and certainly didn't learn it in five days. Don't let my post count fool you. I'm chatty. That's all. Plus, most of you have owned more than one dog in your life. Most of you aren't eleven either. Some of you are so used to having 2 or more dogs that one dog doesn't feel right.
I know some of you may be like, "All the more reason to learn!" Yes it is. But mocking isn't going to teach anyone. It'll only hurt feelings.
Is everyone celebrating New Year's early?
Actually as Crio said you can compare a large dog to something that will rip your face off because they can. Second as Crio said you set yourself up for this and a little life lesson for you, Don't Dish it out if you can't take it. Everyone tried to help you but you didn't want to listen to any advice and then critize us for the advice. You are 11 so I'm not going to argue with you but I also can't believe your parents would let you be on here unsupervised and trying to argue with adults. Also no one is mocking you because you don't know everything about dogs, they're tired of trying to explain things to you when you don't listen so you can learn more about owning dogs.
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I want a gator!
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Look as the others have said before^^, we tried to help and you were clearly swinging your hands as if it were a mosquito. Just look at it this way, you said Ebony was 12 when she past, and you're 11 - so it clearly wasn't you who raised her. you weren't old enough to know how difficult it can be to raise a dog. She was a dobie/lab mix? correct? That's a good combo, loyal and friendly dog. Now a Pyr, is a protective, independent dog that isn't good around small kids (don't know how old your brother is) and is difficult to train (because of their independence) plus it's a one man dog. My neighbor (who is also my cousin's unkle, and our ferrier) has one, and he can't have his son (8) around that dog without any problem occuring. Not to mention all the pyr I know have tottaly lost all their teeth by the age of 10.

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All good info. I'll keep this in mind.
Good to know, thanks for reading. Hope you find the perfect dog(s). ^^
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The "snow buddies" -- who were originally the "air buddies" -- are GOLDEN RETRIEVERS, not labs!

"Puppy Paws" is played by a great pyrenees.
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Lets all hope she follows the advice given :/ She kind of sounds like the normal 11 year old girl (the type that wants a cute puppy, but will probably get over it)...
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So she is How sad....
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