Great Pyrenees Question

If the Great Pyrenees is considered a great guard dog of small animals, why are they not good...

If the Great Pyrenees is considered a great guard dog of small animals, why are they not good around small children. And are they loyal and loving to the household adults.

    In Great Pyrenees - Asked by Anonymous - 10/9/2012 12:01:48 PM
My Great Pyrenees has been great with my sisters small children. The only problem you may have is if the dog jumps when people enter the area the dog is in.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/14/2012 10:00:04 PM

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

I have a 2 year old and 7 month old Pyrenees and they are both awesome with our children age 2 and 5. We have had both dogs since they were 7 months old and my children can do anything with the dogs with no problem. My son likes to lift their lips and look at their teeth and tongue. Neither dog cares and just lays there. When we are outside both dogs keep a close eye on the kiddos. If one cries the dogs are there instantly to see the problem. They are great with small children. When they get a little to excited when playing with the kids they might knock a child down but that's when the kids are running around playing with them and it's pure accident and as they get older they don't do it. My 2 year old never knocks the kids down or jumps on them but if a strange adult comes up my 2 year old will jump up on them to check them out but then go once they know they are ok to be at our house.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/2/2012 9:16:58 AM