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He was, indeed, a Pyreneese...he was 81 pounds of skin and bones when we got him out of the shelter...two days short of being put down...it took awhile but we got him up to 130 lbs without an ounce of fat on him...he lived to be 10-11 years old which is about average for the giant breeds...

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He was, indeed, a Pyreneese...he was 81 pounds of skin and bones when we got him out of the shelter...two days short of being put down...it took awhile but we got him up to 130 lbs without an ounce of fat on him...he lived to be 10-11 years old which is about average for the giant breeds...

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They are great dogs and prolific wanderers. If you ever want another just check the shelters in your area. There’s almost bound to be one. With their proclivity to wander for days on end, they end up very far from home - often.
 

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I thought so, he just has that warm caring look they have :)


I was looking into a Pyrenees, blue healer, euraiser , and Samoyed. I then came across Odin a Norwegian elkhound. But now I’m thinking Odin needs a friend :) So I’d like to wait a bit but I’m wondering what breed will do well with him ?
 
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This is a good book to get an overview of many breeds. image.jpeg You want a one year old, beautiful, pure bred, yellow lab?
House broken and crate trained.
Probably lived most of his waking hours in his kennel. He has zero social skills with humans or dogs. Not a mean bone in him, but he doesn't know how to act around people or other dogs. Owner surrender. Had him with us less than 48 hours. image.jpeg
 
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Here’s my buddy Bear, although he’s been gone some months now, not a day goes by I don’t think of him. He was that one in a million , we had such a bond between us. It was almost as if we knew what each other was thinking. I rescued him at 6 weeks old, never knew exactly what breed(s) he was. He had the kindest soul not an aggressive bone in him and smart so smart ! He was 17 when I lost him, I’ve had so many dogs and pets but he was just special :)
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Well after some time gone by, I found this guy :) Meet Odin he’s 18 weeks old a Norwegian elkhound. I got him at 7 weeks old and currently a work in progress lol. But he’s really a seeet Heart ,but those puppy teeth lol.
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My dog Max gets called a german shepard mix or an elkhound. He's actually half swedish vullhund and pembroke corgi. (This tri-colored pembroke corgi looking the other direction is mine also)

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This is a good book to get an overview of many breeds. View attachment 829152 You want a one year old, beautiful, pure bred, yellow lab?
House broken and crate trained.
Probably lived most of his waking hours in his kennel. He has zero social skills with humans or dogs. Not a mean bone in him, but he doesn't know how to act around people or other dogs. Owner surrender. Had him with us less than 48 hours. View attachment 829153

I commend you for giving that sweet looking fella a new lease of life and from what I can tell about you, offering him a much better chance of living "the life" ;) :thumbsup:
 

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This is a good book to get an overview of many breeds. View attachment 829152 You want a one year old, beautiful, pure bred, yellow lab?
House broken and crate trained.
Probably lived most of his waking hours in his kennel. He has zero social skills with humans or dogs. Not a mean bone in him, but he doesn't know how to act around people or other dogs. Owner surrender. Had him with us less than 48 hours. View attachment 829153

Your yellow lab reminds me a lot of our english lab in my avitar. We have a similar begining as he came into our family at one year old, spent most of his life in a kennel and had very little social skills. The first time we put a leash on him he went off like a hooked marlin, jumping in the air like a cat on crack. It was both funny and sad at the same time. We hooked up with a trainer and in no time he became the best dog our family ever had. Fast forward nine year later and he still the best dog we have ever owned and the relationship has definately been mutually beneficial. Good luck Sir!
 

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I commend you for giving that sweet looking fella a new lease of life and from what I can tell about you, offering him a much better chance of living "the life" ;) :thumbsup:
Thank you. My wife is involved in a local stray rescue. Her organization does not accept owner surrenders. So we took him in. We will get him neutered and work on his manners for a few weeks/months. And then find him a local forever home.
There is already a family interested in him. They have two young kids and a 13 year old dog, so the manners are going to be important for it to work. He seems smart enough. I'm hopeful.
 

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Your yellow lab reminds me a lot of our english lab in my avitar. We have a similar begining as he came into our family at one year old, spent most of his life in a kennel and had very little social skills. The first time we put a leash on him he went off like a hooked marlin, jumping in the air like a cat on crack. It was both funny and sad at the same time. We hooked up with a trainer and in no time he became the best dog our family ever had. Fast forward nine year later and he still the best dog we have ever owned and the relationship has definately been mutually beneficial. Good luck Sir!
He is an "English lab". Big, blocky head and a very broad build as opposed to a typical lab.
I heard the AKC was considering a separate or subclass for them, about ten years ago, because they don't fit the breed standard of the Labrador retriever (they are often bigger and heavier). I think they were going to call them super Labrador retrievers. I believe there is still only one breed standard. I don't know what became of it.
They are one of the most reliable breeds as a family dog. By that, I mean it's hard to find a mean one. They are eager to please which makes them easy to train. Very adaptable, even to apartment living. Very well rounded.
Besides, who doesn't like playing fetch with a dog!
 

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This is a good book to get an overview of many breeds. View attachment 829152 You want a one year old, beautiful, pure bred, yellow lab?
House broken and crate trained.
Probably lived most of his waking hours in his kennel. He has zero social skills with humans or dogs. Not a mean bone in him, but he doesn't know how to act around people or other dogs. Owner surrender. Had him with us less than 48 hours. View attachment 829153
Thank you I will definitely be getting that book.

Wow he’s a pretty pup ! My parents are currently on their second yellow lab. Rocky is 14yrs old now though, he’s a great dog. They (we) also had a chocolate lab. I might be a little soon for me but I’ll check with them.
That is just awesome you were able to take him in. Truly a wonderful thing you’ve done for him. :)
 

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Thank you I will definitely be getting that book.

Wow he’s a pretty pup ! My parents are currently on their second yellow lab. Rocky is 14yrs old now though, he’s a great dog. They (we) also had a chocolate lab. I might be a little soon for me but I’ll check with them.
That is just awesome you were able to take him in. Truly a wonderful thing you’ve done for him. :)
We end up with about 3-4 fosters a year. It can be trying at times but totally worth it.
 
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