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KENSY wrote at 2008-01-20 02:35:37
I HAD A Great pyrenees/German Shepherd mix NAMED BRADY. SHE HAD A LUMP ON HER LEG WHEN SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS. COMING TO FIND UOT IT WAS "CANCER" AND IT CAME FROM THE PYRENEES. WE HAD TO PUT HER DOWN. IT WAS HARD FOR ME BECAUSE SHE NOT O LY HAD CANCER BUT SO DID MY MOM AND SHE DIED IN DECEMBER. SO WATCH IT FOR THE CANCER.


Gary wrote at 2009-12-28 09:05:13
excellent for children, I've had mine four years, never a prob, sometimes people don't like the size. but it's more an advantage for children then not, stranger's ect. best dog I've ever had. I'm sure your's will be the same.  


Kayla wrote at 2010-02-23 13:43:31
I have a great pyrenees cross with a german shepars he is now 9 years old. He is the best dog anyone could ever ask for. I have 3 children ages 8,5 and 2. We had him first before we had kids and he was very gentle. Everytime we would bring a child home for the first month he would sleep next to there bedroom door and if they were in the livingroom he was right there beside. I have never been worried about him, One thing is they need lots of grooming and walking as a pup if not there hip are prone to get hip displasia and you exercise them it can prolong it. They also love to chew everything Our chewed a couch in the basement. They get to be very large too.



Hope you enjoy your cause i sure enjoy mine.


megan wrote at 2010-04-23 17:16:08
i currently have a 7 month old German Shepherd/ Great Pyrenees mix and i work with children from 18 months to five years. The children that i care for love her and with constant hands on training she will sit, stay, lay down, come, nose (putting nose through choker collar), wait and show belly. she'll also ring a bell for "potty" and loves to wrap front paws around you when you say "hug". she's very gentle with the children and looks to me to tell her what to do. these are both working dogs and there for getting a doggie backpack is a good way to exercise them as well as give them a purpose. all dogs do love to feel wanted. getting a cart when she's older is a good working tool, this will exercise as well as use the traits of the breeds. LOTS of bones and chew toys while they're young!!! these are smart breeds and easy to train. since you received the dog at way too young of an age a few tricks would be holding the pup by the back of the neck as the mother would. turn your hand into a cat paw and rub from the face to the tail. make sure your pup is using the nose to smell first and then using eyes to see. go to google.com and type in "Cesar Millan", then in the search box type "luna", the article result will pop up as "follow-up: Luna the lab mix". this dog was taken away from the mother at a very young age and this might help you to start now rather than later. LOTS OF SOCIALIZING WITH OTHER PUPS! Good luck with your amazing puppy adventures! =-]


Tess Cooper wrote at 2011-09-21 00:40:38
hey i don't know how long you've wondered about this but i currently own a german shepherd great pyreneese pup about a year and a half old. i've owned a few dogs and mine has turned out to be my favorite. he's got a great temperment and is also semi protective. he's extreemely tollerant with kids and people and just enjoys bing loved!


Joyce wrote at 2012-09-17 16:22:06
I have Maxwell for 15 years Sheared/ great Pyrenees mix. He i the best dog very protective and nurturing, If its a baby or a senior he makes them his responsibility and will gently take care and protect. I know he doesn't have long left and I will miss him alot. Couldn't ask for a better mix breed,

Just Joyce


The Properly Hyena wrote at 2012-09-29 03:38:22
I have a 1-year-old GSD/Great Pyr mix and he is the best dog I've ever owned. He's huge and lovable, but very protective of our family and friends. He is good with people, but plays a bit too rough with other animals. (Cats and Dogs) I have to say, he is the sweetest dog I've ever had. Kids love him once they get over his huge size. Also, he is extremely intelligent and quickly picked up basic training commands in 1 or 2 hour-long sessions. (Sit, Stay, Lay Down, Leave It)


Tux wrote at 2013-04-04 12:57:22
I adopted a Great Pyr/GSD who was 5. She had obviously been neglected and abused, so she is not very big, about 70lbs, but she is the best dog. She patrols the yard and learned the house routines in just a few days.  She can be hard of listening when she finds something she needs to check out, but comes bounding over to you when she finishes.  Super sweet, perfect housedog, no bad habits even though I suspect she was not an indoor dog before I got her.


Joann wrote at 2013-05-09 19:02:10
I have a one year old female mix (Mom was GDS and dad was Great Pryenees). She is the most loving dog I have ever had and doesn't have a mean or aggressive bone in her body.  But when a very large dog got aggressive with me she went in front of me to shield me and stood her ground and protected me.  She hears everything and loves everyone and especially children.  Surprising she is good with babies given her size of 55lbs.  She was the runt of the litter of 12 with German muzzle and stance but tan/blonde and underneath all white with German Shepherd short hair.



Everyone who sees her wants one and she represents the best of both breeds.  She kisses her goat every morning in the pasture and adores my cat.  


Jackson wrote at 2014-11-19 03:52:50
I have a 4 year old German Shepard/great Pyrenees mix, and he is the most loyal companion I could ask for.  He always wants to be by myside and follows every instruction without hesitation, he knows several tricks. I can even balance a treat on his knows and hell wait as long as I tell him too before grabbing it.  I got him when he was 2 1/2 when my buddy reenlisted it took about a month to solidify our bond and it's incredible how loyal he has been since then.  He wasn't socialied when he was a puppy so it takes some time for him to warm up to others if I'm in the room.  IMPORTANT: he was not introduced to children as a puppy and will act aggressive towards them, he does bite so given his size it can be dangerous to try to introduce him to kids this late in his life.  He doesn't like other dogs, except for Chihuahuas, hell even let them when in tug of war and will act like his feelings are hurt if they are mean to him.  With his protective nature he gets a bit aggressive when people come into his home, but he couldn't be sweeter to me and my family or roommates, I'm confident if I have kids he would love them too.  Hell rush to your side if you show signs of stress and then you can't help but smile, I love him with all my heart and will never get another breed.


DannyGirl123 wrote at 2015-11-10 16:59:40
I just got a german/pyrenees mix. Hes only 7 weeks but he is such a big baby. He is already 20 pounds. He sleeps in the bed with me and run between my legs when i walk. He hates being left alone or locked up so even tho we are in the midst of house training, i let him free in the house. I have not experience any chewing on furniture as of yet! I love my little Jinx so much already and can tell he is going to fit right in...he also plays with my rabbit which is so adorable!


AG wrote at 2015-12-06 16:54:06
I got my pyrenees / shepherd when she was 5 weeks. She is very cautious of strangers but once she feels okay, she's even protective of the new friends. She does bark a lot, but she's the most loving and caring dog i'll ever own. She loves playtime more than anything else and practically takes me on walks because of her 100 lb body, as I'm only 30 lbs more. Haha. She will also pull me up hills while I'm on a long board, she has the biggest smile while doing it because she thinks she's working. She gets along great with dogs at the park and by our home. Squirrels are a different story though and will be destroyed upon retrieval. The funniest thing about my girl, is that she won't eat without being being told. It's something she grew into because we never taught her that.


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