Just signed up to this sight to tell you about the most Amazing dog I have ever seen and that I grew up with in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range just south of the Canadian Border in Western Washington. His name was Skag my Dad seen him as a puppy in somebody's yard as he was driving by and just had to get him. Anyways his Father was pure bred Pyrenees and the Mother was Saint Bernard/German Shepherd, but he looked like a pure bred Pyrenees. The Father had been put down because he supposedly killed a full grown Bull that had gotten in with the family's personal Hurd of Cattle. They told my dad a little about the Pyrenees breed and he thought the pup would be perfect for protecting me and my little sister growing up playing in endless miles of Forest and creek bottoms where there were lots of Cougars and Bears. He would follow me everywhere I went and was the cutest Puppy I've ever seen I would sneak him into my room to sleep with me until I got caught. His personality was amazing.
Pros and Cons, pros 1.he barked at everything at all hours of the night with a deep loud but badass bark that gave me goosebumps. 2. He Shed enough to start up a coat factory, garbage bags full of hair when brushed. 3. He was a little bit too territorial when it came to other male dogs on our road. When he was barely 1 he decided he was going to go next door to fight the 185 lb. Dangerous Saint Bernard that was always on a chain and that we were told to stay far away from. Anyways he wasn't full grown and got his ass handed to him. But as soon as he felt he was big enough to show who was in charge still not yet in his prime decided to head back over and this time he nearly killed the Saint Bernard and would have if it weren't for my older brother bending a pipe over there heads. After that it's like the two of them became friends. The other time that pops into my head was when he was in his prime and some sketchy people from California moved in on the property next to ours and they had 3 retired fighting Pitt Bulls and two of them decided to show them selves on the Rd. In front of our house and all I remember is screaming and yelling because Skag had went out at a dead run to greet them with his hair sticking off his back 3" and his huge teeth showing and proceeded to throw these Pitt Bulls around like rag dolls. My Brother was closer then me but said Skag threw one from the center line of the Rd. All the way into the ditch. The owner said if we didn't pull him off that he was going to let his bitch out who supposedly was a killer anyways he let her out and Skag met her at a full run and had her down thrashing her around and I don't remember what happened but they stopped and I never seen those dogs again. Then there was the huge Rot up the Rd. that chased after my little sister on her bike and Skag Heard my sister screaming and then took off again the same way and the two of them met full blast Skag probably weighing less but that dog looked like it hit a brick wall and Skag was on top of it and had it bye the throat it took both my brothers to break it up as they were pulling as hard as they could to get him off, so hard they were dragging both Skag and the other dog that was down on it's side sliding accross the chip sealed rd.gasping for air. Pros 1. Amazing with all humans and kids. 2. Sweetest dog ever! 3.Very Handsome dog and Athletic and Graceful. Could keep up with my Brothers Hunting Lab running threw the woods and he was an amazing swimmer because of his webbed feet. 4. My Dad and Mom never worried a bit about us being out in the woods or up on the mountain when he was with us. When I was 13 my Dad dropped me and Skag off on the top of the mountain we lived on without a firearm and I slept over night in my sleeping bag under the stars in the middle of a clear-cut on a big rock the size of a small house. In the middle of the night Skag woke me up with the most ferocious bark I ever seen him do frothing at the mouth with his hair up on his back looking over the edge of the rock. He finally calmed down and the rest of the night he slept on me with his front leg over me and his head on my chest. This dog was like something out of a movie I will never forget him he lived until he was 14 when we had to put him to sleep, he died with his head on my lap and tears in his eyes. Sad day for a teenage boy. Everything I have said is the God honest truth 100% a true story. I think that people say when they breed the Pyrenees to other dogs that they mainly have the Pyrenees traits and I think it's because the Pyrenees Genes are more Superior than the other breeds and take over in the growth of the dog. Amazing breed, it's said there's nothing they won't stand up to and I have no doubt he would have died to protect our family. One more memory when my brother was sixteen his buddy threw a older guy in his 20s off the dock that was being a drunken ass and so the Sheriff shows up at our house to ask questions and it was a K9 unit, the Sheriff opens his door and Skag jumps up in the car over the Sheriffs lap and tries grabbing the German Shepherd. Luckily the Sheriff was a friend of the family and till this day 25 years later still talks about that day when I see him.