Xander is just about as big as Cheyenne, our shepherd. Valkyrie (in this photo) is a tad smaller. (I’ve been putting my new guinea keets out in that cage daily, to let the dogs get used to the idea they’re MINE, and not meant as doggie treats. )
They make EXCELLENT weighted blankets – and in fact I was using him for that very thing, in that photo. When all the stupidity starts to get me down, I go and grab a puppy to hug.
Isn’t it cool? I used to joke that I was going to keep having babies until one looked like me. Now I have a grandkid who looks like me, and it’s awesome!
Come hug them any time you want! They’re actually super easy to groom, even though they cover themselves daily in stickerburrs. They just comb right out – I can brush out the two of them in half the time it takes to detangle River, who is the size of a large rat. And their fur is amazingly self-cleaning. I can take them out to the lake and let them romp in the water and get covered in mud and algae, and a few hours later you’d never know it happened.
i miss that. that’s how our mastiff was. he’d need “drink breaks” during all of his baths. and you could squirt all over the yard and he’d chase the end of the spray. great way to work him out w/o having to move anything but the hose nozzle.
Dany runs to the far corner of the yard or up onto the screened porch the moment she sees you touch a hose. not having any of that %^.
I’ve been meaning to ask you this… I know in most cases it is not recommended to have 2 puppies at once, for bonding, training, etc. For pyrs or other similar type dogs like yours is it more common to raise them in pairs since they will work in pairs? Just wondering and certainly not trying to start a debate.