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Lab/Pyre mix as farm dog?

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  • Lab/Pyre mix as farm dog?

    I see a lot of Great Pyre mixes in local rescues and just curious if anyone has experience with lab/GP mixes? Curious if they would make a good general farm dog- temperment, trainability, trail partner etc. I definitely want a trainable, playful dog that will follow basic obedience, good recall off leash, play fetch/frisbee etc.

    I know Pyres tend to be pretty independent thinking, but labs are pretty trainable- so would it just be luck of the draw, or has anyone had experience with several of this cross and seen commonalities in them?

    My first choice is still a mini aussie from a reputable breeder, but I'm still torn with the large number of rescues flooding southern shelters and being shipped north for a better life- hence looking into possible mixes.

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    Foster family. They can tell you how the dogs behave in their daily life and if they think their foster dog will fit in to your life. Of course a dog is very much influenced by surrounding, so the adopted dog depends on your skills and effort. So it is up to the foster family and up to you to find out if the dog is a perfect match. Breed in need organizations may also be a helpful address to answer your questions.


    • #3
      Just this week talked to a friend of mine here in Central Fl. who rescues dogs and some she keeps and some she finds

      homes for. She has a lab/pyre mix on her farm with 5 other dogs. The lab/pyre must not be a problem or she would have mentioned it when I asked about all of them.
      PM me and I can put you in touch with her, she'll give you the lowdown on them I'm sure.
      "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin


      • #4
        Our neighbor had one, but they are not good dog owners. She recently disappeared. She was a wanderer. BUT she was the sweetest dog ever! I'm wondering if someone picked her up. She would sometimes sleep in the middle of the road (not a very busy road thankfully).
        "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
        - Oscar Wilde


        • Original Poster

          Thanks for responses thus far. I did some searching and reading on Google and sounds like they can be fairly hit or miss. I'll probably just stick with a mini Aussie when the time comes..