Roxy

Stats:

Gender: Female
Breed: Great Pyrenees
Age: 17 weeks (as of 4/04/20)
Weight: 28 lbs

Description:

I was abandoned on the side of the road and no one came looking for me at the shelter, which made me sad. The streets are no place for a puppy like me and I’m grateful to be in a loving foster home, where I make more progress every day! I’m a super sweet puppy who loves belly rubs and my playful side is starting to come out. My potty training in my foster home is going greats of far! I’m working on being more comfortable on a leash and with stairs, but improve every day. I have the most adorable little trot and gallop you’ll ever see, but I’m also just a super laid back pup. If you are lucky, I might just plant a sweet kiss on your lips!

ABOUT THE BREED:

What should a person consider before adopting a Great Pyrenees?

Ask yourself these questions: Can you physically handle a large dog? Does dog hair around the house and on your clothes bother you? Can you and your family provide daily love and attention? Do you or your family have time to train a strong, independent dog? Do you have room for a Pyr? Can you and your neighbors tolerate barking? Are you committed to weekly brushing? Can you afford professional grooming when needed? Fortunately, the breed is known as the “gentle giant” and carries a kindly nature with its immense frame.? They are obedient, loyal, and affectionate but capable of guarding. Adult Pyrs are typically placid by nature and calm in the house.

Independence is another typical Great Pyrenees trait. It allows him to make his own decisions based on his experience and best judgment, and not wait for a human to tell him what to do. The Pyr is attentive to his owners desires, but is not a “velcro” dog. Obedience training is absolutely necessary for a Great Pyrenees. It not only builds a bond between you and the dog, but teaches him that he must grant you some degree of control if he wants to go on rides and walks.

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