A Great Pyrenees that has been raised with children can be very patient with children. An adult dog not used to children may have trouble adapting. Pyrenees instincts were designed for lambs that ignore the dogs, not kids that will try to play with a dog.Some family lines may have more or less patience with human children than others. My line is bred specifically to be good with kids because of my clients. Pyrenees puppies do act like all other puppies and must be taught not to chew, jump up, bite, pull on the leash, etc. just like any other puppy. Breeders often caution families with small children because Pyr puppies can have puppy behaviour when they are 80 pounds and easily knock over people! A leash, learning to sit or lay down for petting and adaquate excersise can curb the puppy behaviour a lot. Adult dogs can be so loyal and loving that many rescues take months to adapt to their new homes.
Answered by wywildfire - 10/28/2012 2:11:21 PM