JaiJai (short for Ginormous White Slobbering Dog) joined our family the summer of 2012. (Click here for the first post about Jai, “What You Should Know About Great Pyrenees”.) He is a giant white adorable ball of horribly naughty fluff.
Our Great Pyrenees are working dogs and not “exhibit animals”. Unfortunately you won’t be able to have this monster on your lap, but then again….is that really unfortunate?
The Great Pyrenees, as a breed, are NOT for everyone and they were NOT bred to be pets.
They are livestock guardian dogs. (Here’s the Wiki link for more info on the breed.) In theory, anyway.
They bark, they are stubborn, they wander, they jump,
they do things on their terms,
and as I have said before, you will spend more on grooming than you will spend on your next car.
Jai is a dog that someone decided they just had to have. And then sadly they decided that he was too big,
OR he was too loud, OR too strong,
OR too expensive to feed, OR too energetic, OR too destructive,
Thankfully he was rescued from a certain and unpleasant death. Jai will spend the rest of his days here on the farm. He will never be “without” again.
BEWARE: Here is where I jump up on my soapbox: If you are going to get a pet for your family research the species and the breed. Be honest…will you have the time, money, energy and space to share with this new member of your family for possibly the next 15 years or more? 8 MILLION dogs are killed in this country EVERY DAY. And frankly I just can’t adopt any more.
Hopping off soapbox now…..
PS: Take a ride up the driveway and see Jai’s favorite perch in this cool YouTube video.
Chop chop. Loveyabye!