Charlie is a 1 year old, 95lb Great Pyrenees pup... This boy still has LOTS of growing to do!!
Charlie was turned in by his owner and it is obvious he has had no kind of training, and it seems minimal social interactions as well, but we are working on that. A couple of our volunteer staff have fallen for this big beautiful boy and they say that "Charlie is a great dog; it seems that no one has worked with him on basic commands or given him excessive attention and love. With love, training, LOTS of exercise and attention, from our perspective and experience with great pyrs, we KNOW he has great potential to become a loyal, loving pet"! We have learned that Charlie CAN jump a 4 ft fence, so he will need to go to a home with at least 5ft to 6ft fenced yard. He is a gentle giant and takes treats very gently from our volunteers too! Charlie rides well in the car, is not crate trained, is house trained, but we aren’t sure how he would do left alone in the house so someone home more than gone would be best for Charlie. This big ball of fluff loves other dogs, but plays hard so a dog his size is the best match for him. He is just as sweet as he is giant!
On a walk when encountering another dog, expect Charlie to get excited and pull hard toward the dog. His intention is not malicious at all. He just wants to say hi to the dog and play, if possible. Only rarely do we allow this, because of his strength. Someone of average strength should not walk Charlie on a harness. He can pull with great force. Charlie would beneft greatly from training and it would help build a bond between him and his family.
He seems to be good and careful with older children, but this also should be taken cautiously. We think a home with older children is best as he has no STOP button and just keeps running til he runs you down! He has NEVER shown any mean streak at all: growling, display of teeth, etc. Yet, fragile people
need to be cautious around him because of his strength and puppiness. Many Great Pyrenees are lumbering and slow moving. In contrast, Charlie is amazingly athletic! Watching him run in a properly fenced field is a delight; he is poetry in motion! Without the proper fence it would be heartrending because he would be over the horizon in a flash.
Seemingly Charlie is just looking for a family to give him lots of love, attention and direction. It takes him a long while to adjust to the indoors of a house. Even things like television make him nervous. We do suggest that if you are not familiar with the Great Pyrenees breed, that you do some research on them before you meet Charlie as Great Pyrs are a FABULOUS breed, but they are different than Golden Retrievers in some big ways. His family will need to be committed to the time and patience he will need to help him through his adjustments to his new home and the puppy phase of his life... he IS still just a puppy!
As Charlie is still a young pup he is very much at the age for developmental positives! We would love to get him out of the kennel and into a home ASAP! He is always happy to get out and be out and about and get lots and lots of love and nothing would be better than for him to find his forever family.
We are still learning about Charlie and we do know that Great Pyrs love to have a yard to roam the perimeter and check the neighborhood out to make sure all is A-OK! We do not know how Charlie is with cats at this time. The volunteers at the kennel have said he has shown no aggression towards anyone nor any food guarding.
As we learn more, we will update but if you would like to meet this big handsome baby, please fill out an app at GRRAND.org