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Great Pyrenees (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 21, 2021 9:28 AM
       (by WMH [NC]) Apr 21, 2021 9:40 AM
       (by WMH [NC]) Apr 21, 2021 9:41 AM
       (by razorback_tim [AR]) Apr 21, 2021 10:01 AM
       (by Barbara [VA]) Apr 21, 2021 10:01 AM
       (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 21, 2021 10:50 AM
       (by Allym [NJ]) Apr 21, 2021 10:52 AM
       (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 21, 2021 10:56 AM
       (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 21, 2021 10:59 AM
       (by LisaFL [FL]) Apr 21, 2021 11:41 AM
       (by Nicole [PA]) Apr 21, 2021 12:09 PM
       (by Busy [WI]) Apr 21, 2021 12:51 PM
       (by Busy [WI]) Apr 21, 2021 12:59 PM
       (by Fabric Gal [CA]) Apr 21, 2021 5:42 PM
       (by Vee [OH]) Apr 21, 2021 5:48 PM
       (by Deanna [TX]) Apr 21, 2021 5:52 PM
       (by Lana [IN]) Apr 21, 2021 6:59 PM
       (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 21, 2021 7:35 PM

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Great Pyrenees (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 21, 2021 9:28 AM
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Would you rent to someone with a Great Pyrenees doggie?

I looked it up and I would love to hug and pet it but I do not know if it would be a good idea to have one in my rental.

It appears that they have 2 coats and shed a lot. They also have a large bark that might disturb the neighbors, that might be a good thing in this neighborhood, grins....

It also says that they are aggressive to other breeds that are not part of there family.

I do not have any experience with these dogs so I thought I would ask as some of you may know or rent to them.

Thank you for your time. --73.120.xx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by WMH [NC]) Apr 21, 2021 9:40 AM
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How old is it? Big dogs don't live long.

Had a dog with the two coat thing. Yes, they shed. But my son's short-haired white and brown cattle dogs actually are far worse - the hair is kind of sharp and actually sticks into fabric like soft needles. Vacuuming doesn't touch it.

And it can't shed worse than my white cat! Whole house is filed with floating pieces of white hair... :( --50.82.xxx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by WMH [NC]) Apr 21, 2021 9:41 AM
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How old is it? Big dogs don't live long.

Had a dog with the two coat thing. Yes, they shed. But my son's short-haired white and brown cattle dogs actually are far worse - the hair is kind of sharp and actually sticks into fabric like soft needles. Vacuuming doesn't touch it.

And it can't shed worse than my white cat! Whole house is filed with floating pieces of white hair... :( --50.82.xxx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by razorback_tim [AR]) Apr 21, 2021 10:01 AM
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If I met the dog and it was well behaved I would. There is a guy here locally who has one that is a legitimate therapy dog that goes into hospitals to see people, etc. They are working dogs and I have known several people who have sheep or goats who keep those dogs to live with their herd and protect them from other dogs and coyotes. My observation of them in those cases is that they tend to just lay around a lot until their services are needed. --98.174.xxx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by Barbara [VA]) Apr 21, 2021 10:01 AM
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Great dogs in the correct home. Absolute nightmare in wrong home. Personally I would not have one in my rentals as there is too much liability risk as they can do some real damage/injury. I limit my dog size in rentals to under 40 pounds at adult weight. Given that any dog has potential to bite no matter how friendly it normally is, I don't want something that could kill a human if it were to snap. --174.251.xxx.x




Great Pyrenees (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 21, 2021 10:50 AM
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Probably not.

The breed is genetically programed to stand and bark all night long. That was part of their method of protecting their flock, which is what they were bred to do.

Maybe if the dog was raised as a pet, it has been well trained and trained not to bark, but I never trust what tenants say about their care and feeding of pets, and, as a generalization, tenants are not good about training their dogs to behave with manners.

I would not expect temperament issues from a Pyrenees. But there are a few bad dogs in the good breeds, so if you decide to take the dog, do a meet and great and see how the dog reacts to you and go and ring doorbells at the neighbor's and ask if the dog is a barker. You'll be there in the neighborhood already doing a home inspection. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by Allym [NJ]) Apr 21, 2021 10:52 AM
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Big but slow moving. There was one where I used to work. Dog policy was that people could bring dogs to work that were well behaved. This one mostly stayed outside in the car with the door open and wandered the grounds. One day it showed up outside with a duck in it's mouth. There was a duck pond. I could see all this from my window. Now he was mostly outside in the parking lot so I don't know what his behaviors were like indoors. Many were purchased down south to herd about ten years ago then I think floods did a lot of damage and the dogs were given to the shelters. A few people up here rescued them. One fellow I have seen has three, he's an older man and they behave very well. Meet the dog and see the inside of the apt where it lives. They can be outside a lot. Does your property allow for that? --108.24.xx.xx




Great Pyrenees (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 21, 2021 10:56 AM
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I don't mind so much about the dog hair. Anything that can be cleaned up easily after the tenant leaves is not a problem. Hair just vacuums up. Hair on their furniture leaves when they leave.

My carpet cleaner gets out doggy body odor easily so as long as it isn't pee damage, that doesn't bother me either.

I get good responsible tenants as long as I verify that their dogs are well cared for members of their family. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 21, 2021 10:59 AM
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Coming back to mention, you have to wonder about the judgement of a tenant who gets a dog that size. His thought process isn't so good. Unless maybe he is a home owner who has sold his house and moving to a rental and he already had the dog.

It's not really the sort of dog that is suitable for a tenant, simply because of the size of the dog. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by LisaFL [FL]) Apr 21, 2021 11:41 AM
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Oregon said exactly what I was thinking.

I turned down a recommended qualified tenant due to having a giant Mastiff dog. They may make great pets. I donít care. I donít want an animal that weighs as much as the people and that slobbers a lot in one of my well maintained places. I canít relate to the mindset of someone who finds it appropriate to have such a large animal living inside a house with them.

I prefer tenants with greater common sense. --75.89.xxx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by Nicole [PA]) Apr 21, 2021 12:09 PM
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I wouldn't. It's just too big.

tacking onto Oregon and Lisa, since I started reading the facebook tenant page I am AMAZED at how many have a dog or several dogs. --72.70.xxx.xx




Great Pyrenees (by Busy [WI]) Apr 21, 2021 12:51 PM
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My friend has had several to guard her livestock. She loves them, and they do their job well. On days when she hosts open houses for their church groups to come Ďspend a day on a farmí, the livestock guard dogs are kept penned up, well away from guests. But the beagles are allowed to mingle.

Having said that, she did have one livestock guard dog that she always let families interact with, as he had a great personality for families. She also had him sire some litters, and the pups had his great family-friendly personality. So, could be the bloodlines that make one doggy great in a neighborhood, and others of the same breed, not so great.

Then again, I recall my days of working on a horse farm as a teenager, where several breeding stallions were kept. Generally, kids, and smaller persons were not allowed to handle the stallions. But, there was one who was phenomenal with everyone, and the ownerís preteen daughter even showed him. But, when the actual owner showed up, the horse seemed to become a different creature. That horse hated that owner.

So, meet and greet the doggie. Do the in-home inspection. If you are uncertain, think about what is giving you the uncertainty? Does the owner actively manage the doggie, or do they just go about hoping the dog will behave on its own, with no guidance? --70.92.xxx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by Busy [WI]) Apr 21, 2021 12:59 PM
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I love the idea of asking the neighbors. Except, just like a landlord that wants to get rid of a bad tenant, a neighbor might be less tha honest about an annoyance.... --70.92.xxx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by Fabric Gal [CA]) Apr 21, 2021 5:42 PM
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In addition to what everyone else mentioned, both positive and things that maybe of concern, big dogs make big poops.

Will the owner be reliable to pick up after their dog?

If the dog is walked, will the owner be reliable to pick up after the dog so neighbors don't go out and find big piles on their property?

A well trained dog is a beautiful dog, and a responsible owner is priceless! --68.8.xxx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by Vee [OH]) Apr 21, 2021 5:48 PM
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I thought you were talking the mountains in Portugal, I am hoping to go there and enlarge the shipping port to allow the car manufacturing to come back from China.

--75.185.xx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by Deanna [TX]) Apr 21, 2021 5:52 PM
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I used to like riding my bike on the edge of my town. Except some people's livestock guardian dogs would view bicyclists on the streets as intruders, and would cross several acres in order to chase us off.

I stopped bicycling for a long time...

So in addition to the double-coated shedding, they also have a high probability of being very (defensive) (territorial) (aggressive), because that's what they're bred to do as their job, to protect their livestock from miscellaneous predators of the two-footed, four-footed, and winged kinds.

At the same time, if a working breed is a pet, it may be because they have no aptitude for their job... or they may be very frustrated and bored not having an outlet to express their natural intelligence and independence. It's hard to know, because animals are individuals... --137.118.xx.xxx




Great Pyrenees (by Lana [IN]) Apr 21, 2021 6:59 PM
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I have a 130 pound shelter lab/shep mix on my farm. She is a big yellow marshmallow and I love her dearly. I have to deal with coyotes and I wanted big. She is gentle with my cats, and great in the house except when she sheds. When she gets excited or playful she is very dangerous simply because of her size. Big dogs can hurt you without ever meaning to. --216.23.xxx.xx




Great Pyrenees (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 21, 2021 7:35 PM
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Thank you all for the replies.

I think I will pass on this one just for good measure.

--73.120.xx.xxx



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