Meet Joey Fatone

Breed: Great Pyrenees
Gender: male
Size: giant
Weight: 130 lbs
Birthday: February 2, 2024
Age: Puppy, less than 1 year

About Joey Fatone

Joey and his brothers were found in the middle of the road in Texas, surrounding their deceased mama who had been hit by a car. It was an awful scene for everyone involved, and we were more than happy to give these precious puppies a temporary home. These boys are the most fuzzy, clumsy, adorable baby Pyrs in the whole wide world. They already know their basic commands, and the famous “Pyr Paw” is in full swing for each of them. The puppies still need to be neutered, so we will be sending vouchers to cover that when they’re old enough.  We want these babies  to find the perfect homes where they can be successful canine citizens. We would prefer that they go with families who have experience with the breed, or at the very least, have done extensive research on the Great Pyrenees.
Here are some “fun” facts about the breed:
They need consistent training, starting early on if possible. They are stubborn dogs who often get bored by the same training methods, so you will want to mix and mash techniques.  An adult male Pyrenees will weigh anywhere between 100 and 160 pounds. Many of them are nocturnal and have a tendency to patrol during the night hours. This can be extremely difficult to correct, so many people crate train their Pyrs to discourage their patrolling. They bark. They roam. They blow their coats. Their “Pyr Punch” can come out of the blue – cute, but sometimes painful. Males will weigh between 100 and 160 pounds when fully grown. They make amazing family members and tend to love children and other dogs. They are affectionate, often clingy, playful and lazy. Those who dwell among them adore them. They never worry about themselves being harmed, so they will fiercely protect their herd. Because they were bred to guard livestock and cattle, they think that whatever they land they see is their responsibilty. They MUST have a secure, fenced-in yard as we will not be adopting the boys out to be farm dogs. Yes, Pyrs are a working breed, but their work does not have to be guarding livestock! We wish for these darlings to be beloved indoor pets. A busy Pyr is a happy Pyr.

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