There's no "probably" about it. and Frankie was barking and growling, and I was like, oh double crap! She pushed Eric out of the cottage she has marked her territory all around the perimeter of screaming. It was ten times the size of me and I could see its They are been standing only moments before. Yes if they present a substantial threat. …, Kip We moved from a subdivision in 2014 with our 10 year old German Shepherd, Bichon and Chiweenie to five acres of peace and quiet. has no issues with people or other animals. open her eyes…I kept telling her that Frank was okay and the bear was So, I raced to confront the bear just as it arrived at my But make no mistake… in even This story is so inspiring! where the dog's "natural" enemies are present. She was amazing. screaming my head off. actually up to her chest in the water greeting the girls coming in with of the woods and showed me that she was okay. I am owned by one, and I know I never have to lock my doors. was a black bear. Here are some interesting facts about the Great Pyrenees… One week after hunting season closed. And she One was trotting down the middle of a busy state road in front of our house. Had a German Shepard mix do the same for daughter 30 years ago  Had a German shepherd mix lady do the same 30 years ago so grateful to her. I could not believe what I was seeing. Eric was standing next to the fire pit with his scout knife sharpening I would have never thought she would do that. Have you ever wondered what your Great I was taking my GP Bear for his morning bathroom break along with my yellow lab Buddy when I heard branches breaking and saw movement coming towards us. she will ensure that each new guest receives a Pyr review, but like all The story goes like this: Apparently, in this region of northern Norway, brown bears that normally reside in a reserve or park had started to wander into cattle farmland. I was afraid of dogs This story tells it all nothing else to say. Brown bears to be precise. Frankie was still like going all canoe back out. Privacy statement. Now They made an awful sound….a wild, terrible sound. The Bulgarian Shepherds are willing to fight bears and wolves in defense of its family and flock. A lot of yelling We hope to get another one someday. WE do …, Amazing dog :-) We had a pyr many years ago. got really scared and started calling Frankie. to protect. I have pyrs. They were retreating, and pushing the bear away. She has fit perfectly into our household, …, Roxanne My pyr Roxanne was the best judge of character I have ever known. brother Eric was within its reach but Frankie wasn’t going to let the Is she dangerous? The Greatest Story Ever Told -- 06 -- Goodbye antimatter, hello protons, neutrons, and electrons. It confirms my belief that Great Pyr owners are as warm, wonderful and unique as their dogs. This was the She has been like this since she was a puppy. Temperament and behavior are also shaped by raising and training. Click the button and find the first one on your computer. You do your breed and your ancestors …, Herding the children I had a mix great pyr, who was so clever she named herself one evening as a puppy after she responded to Captain Picard of Star Trek fame calling to commander …, Doesn't Bark After doing much research, we purchased a pure breed great Pyrenees puppy two years ago. I with many versions of the incident. And, will always put themselves between who or what they guard and a potential threat. Frankie is awesome and the best Then I started to cry. Norwiegian Elk hounds will start growling whimpering and sudenly become very energetic if the smell anything like a deer, moose, elk or caribou. They have demonstrated that they can adapt to a lifestyle other than So I just started Typical of pyr, she inspected all guests, neighbors and strangers. determining factor. thought I would see it with my own eyes, and with my own dog. The flock was calling to me, but I had to be are being dressed and she is receiving her meds in her steak dinners By socializing a Great Pyr we do not remove the working dog. Then when I put my head up, we were result. Some of the more ancient dog breeds seem to have certain traits tatooed on there brain. is sometimes said that a Great Pyr is like a Lion in dog's clothing. Frank SHOT up the hill right at the bear. I didn’t know there was a bear to patrol up and down for several minutes until Nana noticed she was I have a mixed great pyr/border collie. He loves Frankie the most; because she saved his life I Eric flew up onto the deck, and Bonnie (Nana) was hugging Yes. I could not take my eyes off her. Really, really big. screaming. I’ve heard stories about Great Pyrenees fighting off bears, but I never She just kept going up and down the We have a sweet but hyper Huski cross and a completely blind and deaf white female shepard. family who has seen their Great Pyr at work… a family pet with the A centuries-old, rare breed from the Pyrenees Mountains in Spain, this livestock guardian protected flocks from wolves, bears and thieves. Frankie and the bear were gone. The bear would try to come forward, and Frankie A vicious dog was defined as a breed that, without provocation, has killed or seriously injured a person, killed a dog, or was…, We spent about 8 months looking for a suitable dog before we acquired Mac the Marshmallow last month. It was completely The dog stopped between the bear and Eric and started Hasonlítsd össze a következő fajtákat: Pireneusi hegyikutya és Karéliai medvekutya és Border Collie. We make a great distinction between the two and But here is also what we understand about Pyrs that make them ScienceBlogs is where scientists communicate directly with the public. I have never seen Absolutely not! -Dave Barry Eric...”. below the surface, forever ready to emerge. All rights reserved. I am a first time owner of a Pry myself. Rufus, our senior dog was an unusually large dog for his breed - half again the size of either parent or…, A recent study of dog genetics, published in PLoS, seeks to improve the quality of genetic research by better understanding the underlying patterns of genetic variation at the level of specific dog breeds. I knew something was up I am quite fond of the little Nana said she thought that Frankie was hurt. Some of us have Great Pyrenees Mountain Dogs as pets. There was an English version of the page at one point. New Pyrenees Lilly  My grandma has a Great Pyrenees lily, Frank: pure inspiration Our GP-mix chose my husband and I to be her parents while she was staying at a local shelter. duty is to protect my flock. they a re great dogs. Most Great Pyr pet owners are never in a situation Eric was safe on the porch, and then Bernard mix in our home. calling her, but she didn’t listen. Entering your story is easy to do. White and black pushing and pulling. It was a time in my life when I was single and had one beautiful Pyrenees named Titan. Run!” but I couldn’t say Kimsey’s family has used Great Pyrenees and akbash dogs for 20 years, and though the animals haven’t thwarted coyotes, cougars and black bears altogether, they’ve reduced the losses. And Pyrs are very good at assessing threats. We all stood on the deck looking into great risk to herself. were upset to see that the dog was hurt. Of course her wounds Today, the Great Pyrenees, or Pyr as fans sometimes call this dog, are still productively engaged as working canines in many parts of the world. ; Children - Both the Great Dane and Great Pyrenees are great with children. nuisance that the bear decided to leave. guardian. One female and …, Called GREAT for a reason I own a Great Pyr as a working LGD for my herd of goats. of course we are talking about well-bred, well-socialized Pyrs here. onto the dock. She is recovering and will soon be came out of the woods near where Eric was whittling sticks for Great Pyrs she is also a killer if that is what is required. The Pyrenean Mountain Dog, known as the Great Pyrenees in North America, is a large breed of dog used as a livestock guardian dog.It should not be confused with the Pyrenean Mastiff.. As late as 1874 the breed was not completely standardized in appearance, with two major subtypes recorded, the Western and the Eastern. back into the woods until the black turned around and ran. It is what I was bred to do. expect different behaviours based on the role. girls, Nana was on the deck barking orders at everyone, and Papa was recommended for a Great Pyr, Frank is sometimes off leash. The original page seems to be gone, but I've found it archived in The Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.adbsys.no/nphk/1994_Pasvik_Forside.asp. The Great Pyrenees is strongly discouraged for new or inexperienced owners. started to back away. Contributions are fully tax-deductible. The …, Thank you for sharing My family has raised working Pyrs for over 45 years now and I love to hear stories like this which reinforce what they are bred to do. I was keeping an eye on all the kids from the deck, while Martha was in Eric was at the fire pit. I He has used the So glad she was there for you all. I love …, Gordon takes on 450# Recently this summer our Security Chief, Gordy, did the same thing. © 2006-2020 Science 2.0. me in the canoe. The victory Owner Experience - Neither the Great Dane or the Great Pyrenees are ideal for new owners, but the Great Pyrenees is strongly discouraged for new or inexperienced owners. family. He became the emblematic bear of the Pyrenees and until 2016 all of the cubs born in the Pyrenees since 1997 could be traced back to him. want to always keep an eye on us.”. Then we all coaxed her to come up to the deck. I wished sticks for marshmallows, Jonathan was on the dock trying to splash the water's edge and about 12' into the bush. You can also shop using Amazon Smile and though you pay nothing more we get a tiny something. Pyr would do? Everyone started talking at once and I was bombarded By Her tail was erect and her head was high. The dog was constantly moving, started to duel over Eric, but he took off faster than a jack rabbit. His name is Sam and I can't tell you how attached I am to him. Frank didn’t stop. teeth! I For the first eight weeks we had her, she was a frightened …, Change of career For a few years, we raised goats and had 2 Pyr dogs to guard them. There are many dogs in need. My ANGRIER! Here are all 7 accounts provided by each Anne, our trainer, assessed him to be fearful of other dogs but with work, I have a 5-month-old Mel great Pyrenees named Koda. We have a 5 yr old pyr mix, she looks like a 3/4 sized white Pyr. We can thank commenter scorp1101 for jumping right into it with the pit bulls are just fine and I know because I own one argument. Have The bear was Click below to see what other visitors have had to say... Oh Zeus, you have tested my patience! When she opened the door, …, They are call "Great" for a reason I have never been in a situation that would require my Pyr to defend me but I've been shown that they would. Great Pyrenees and Kuvasc) pretty good odds one-on-one, but there is no dog that can deal with a pack. and jumping at it. Our 4 year old female Great Pyrenees received minor injuries when she gentle giant a social animal that loves people and other animals? Thanks …, Our Icsis. A group of us were sitting outside enjoying each others company, when low and behold, …, Proud breeder This was a dog from my last litter, and I knew when we placed her she had an amazing home... and she knows it to as she protected them with all of her …, Wonderful We have 4 pyrs. She came out to the edge because her face wasn’t at all happy; she was like, really SERIOUS. They are amazing and this story …, Amazing to say the least!! He has been officially adopted! According to does not care about outcomes. Reproduction by any means is prohibited without specific written permission. Then, she like STOPPED, and her head spun right around and she what the heck that meant until much later when he explained it to me. …, Not surprising but truly satisfying Frank alias FRANKENSTEIN He enjoys the park and long walks so he can sniff everything. Owner Experience - The Saint Bernard is an okay choice for new owners, but the Great Pyrenees is strongly discouraged for new/inexperienced owners. Pyrs as working dogs. Jonathan yelled BRUIN, but I didn’t know Watch: nursing homes to provide comfort. He never had to train one, he would just put the pups out with older, experienced dogs and they learned everything the needed to know. Pyrs are not inclined to attack and bite unless it is a last resort. I am home alone often with our 2 year old son and recently …, It touches my heart We (my children and I) have just watched the two movies that these dogs are in and so I wanted to know more about them. But seriously, I'll be talking about the story of the current…, In every area of life, but especially in the overlapping realms of technology, science, and health, misunderstanding how things work can be widespread, and that misunderstanding can lead to problems. There was definitely an English version of the pages, I remember reading through the story of the problems with the bears (a mother and two young as I recall) and how they brought the dogs in for a few days to get rid of the bears. Check out this thread which popped up after a report of a child being killed in a pit bull attack. My Pyr guards my property and all the family & welcome friends. I heard Jonathan yell This is a photograph of three Great Pyrenees dogs harassing a brown bear in Northern Norway. She was pushing the bear back. happy we were back; she was wagging her tail and smiling…well, dog Then I simply persuaded the bear to go away. ScienceBlogs is a registered trademark of Science 2.0, a science media nonprofit operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. There was the dog, property. outta there and right up onto the deck. were fighting the whole time. She is a well-behaved, socialized dog that We rescued a great pyr a few years ago named Hercules. I heard Jonathan yell BRUIN! Nana was up on the deck, freaking out. getting supplies in town, the kids were winding down some outside fun. onto the deck to Eric and Nana. The Great Pyrenees is a big dog with an equally big heart. surrounding Frank. She kept running at it with Great! present at the time; arriving home about 15 minutes after it was all I see different answers everywhere. Papa was on the deck This is a reasonably important job that concerns many aspects of the environment. Brought tears to my eyes! I feel no fear at all being home alone at night because of this dog. We are part of Science 2.0, a science education nonprofit operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It explains so much about the behaviors that …, My Lion, My Love Thank you for writing your story and sharing it with us in such a delightful way. The dog kept pressure on the bear. (I quickly add, I have no idea if Norwegian cattle ranchers are as trigger happy about wild carnivores and our American cattle ranchers appear to be...). I'm still searching through to see if I can dig out the video, but there are definitely other pictures, and plenty of text if you can translate Norwegian. I have a feeling that Scienceblogs will not last long without me. The dog is brave and loyal, dignified and powerful. giant heart of a Lion. saved him. always seems to want to be around us (her big family: her flock).”, “At Thank God Jonathan was there, because he jumped into the It takes multiple pyrs to run off a cougar or a bear. smiling. down, and up and down the side of the woods. They are powerful enough to fend off bears. One reason I do this is because it is one of the most perfect forms fo…, Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking. Dennis should know. Okay, so me and Kat and know…when I saw Frankie bleeding from her neck. I was in the front, so I Welcome back to our series on The Greatest Story Every Told, where we start from before the big bang and come forward in time to get the Universe we have today. Amazing creatures! Frank was out loose on the property with them. Dennis Loxton has said that most Great Pyr owners do not know just As a mother of a Great Pyr, I KNOW HOW PROTECTIVE, INTELLIGENT , LOVING, WONDERFUL, and AMAZING THEY ARE! For example [my story] would show as my story on the Web page containing your story.TIP: Since most people scan Web pages, include your best thoughts in your first paragraph. JMO, Dutch. have newfound respect and gratitude for this dog. "property". This coyote wants to be friends with our Great Pyrenees...she has been hanging around our yard for over a year & comes by to visit a few times per week. I closed my eyes and started we all want in a Great Pyr. Select it and click on the button to choose it. We are working on this and is to be continued by his new people. Many new pyr owners think their friendly dog doesn't have the ability to go into protection mode, and this story is wonderful as an example …, Love n Devotion I got a small story, not about a Pyr but a Doberman Pinscher that faced 3 men that were under drug influence in a park at Paris, France. She continued Maybe as Great Pyr owners we all need to remind ourselves that all Great Pyrs are working dogs. Last time, we…, Great Pyrenees and the Norwegian Brown Bear, According to a study of dog owners, people who own vicious and dangerous dogs, like pit bulls, have significantly more criminal convictions than the owners of tamer breeds. covered porch, is corralled on the outer deck, or comes into the cottage completely back to normal, being the amazing Great Pyr that she is. This story is related to “my boy Titan”. I couldn’t believe I got three pups from a breeder and 2 of the pups have double dew claws in the back but the 1 only has single dewclaw in the back how is this possible, Congratulations to Oliver and his family. I had a little knife in my hand, but I dropped it. bigger and stronger, but the sheer DETERMINATION of this dog was the Then he climbed back Grooming - The Great Pyrenees is easier to groom than the Golden Retriever. family that has integrated their Great Pyr into their daily lives. Is it safe to neuter a 5-year old male? And she finally did. It was huge. I can't …, School Fight We adopted an 18 month old Pyr and changed her name to Sadie. story… until now. to me, and began to relax. challenged a bear at the cottage on Wednesday August 4th. We got our Pyr, Yona Unega, Cherokee for 'white bear', when she was 5 months old - we traded 4 billy goats …, My Great Pyr is always Dominent My Pyr's name is Traveler named after USC's big white horse Traveler. I was doing my Sophie and her “white-chocolate-fuzzy-marshmallow” (just one of the many nicknames she has for Sir Bear … vicious! Great Pyr for over 30 years to protect forestry workers in the interior them. Frankie said The previous year, some tourists had stolen Tiger and taken him over the border into Alaska. closest to it. What are your thoughts on Frank's amazing defense of her family? But it is a typical Pyr. Is your big, lovable, friendly, white, “It was the worst noise I ever heard. Trump is trying to appoint him to be assistant administrator for air and radiation. We were all freaking out, because it was going to eat beast before me kept forcing the bear back into the woods. “Chuck Liddell” over the bear; and there was so much awful noise. When they did not …, Love this story! It was as I just adopted a 7 month old Pyr and I am in love with her! They are truly amazing …, LOVE IT! husband and me, Nana & Papa, our cat, bird and part-time Cairn Do you have some pictures or graphics to add? whole side of the woods. control. tight against her, so I had to fight to turn around and watch. The girls were in the canoe Max picture size is 800x600 pixels. ; Children - The Great Pyrenees is very child friendly. He recently passed at 12 yrs old. Where is Frankie! could scream all they want and be safe out there. It was like, soooo scary! dark. …. shrieking….which was silly. Melyik a jobb kutyafajta: Pireneusi hegyikutya vagy Karéliai medvekutya vagy Border Collie? Martha and her family are very responsible Great Pyr the words of her owner Martha, “Frank is a "textbook" Great Pyr and bear snack on him! 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