Next week I’ll be introducing you to some of Jones Natural Chews newest treats, as well as hosting a giveaway for some lucky pup, so stay tuned! In order to host a giveaway, introduce you to the new treats, I have to give treats to local dogs. It’s just a rule I made up, but it works out pretty well. This week I took the new treats to a dog I’d never met, a Great Pyr mix. And OH MY DOG. What a sweetheart. So today I’m introducing you all to Delilah, the Great Pyrenees mix.
Great Pyrenees are pretty common in rural Oklahoma. Plenty of small farms, and the Great Pyr is the perfect farm dog, being labeled the Guardian of the Flock. Good to guard the chickens and fight off coyotes, which we also have plenty of. Great Pyr are low key, laid back dogs, but will fight fiercely to protect their own. They know how to conserve their energy for what matters. It’s pretty darn amazing.
Many of the Great Pyrenees locally seem to be mixed with Anatolians, another farm guard dog of about the same size. I don’t see Miss Delilah as being an Anatolian mix, though. Her coat is sleek, not fluffy. She’s super soft, though, like a Great Pyr.
Hmm. Or maybe Delilah is an Anatolian mixed with something else. Like a Lab. She has the size and double coat. No clue. It would take a DNA test to sort it all out.
So what did I come away with yesterday? Plenty of great photos of a beautiful dog. And nose kisses. And my new favorite selfie. Is it wrong to use a selfie with someone else’s dog as your head shot?
Let’s run down a list of Great Pyrenees attributes, just for fun. Though I think Delilah might lean more toward the Anatolian.
- Guardian of the flock
- Calm and patient
- Wary of strangers
- 85 to 100 pounds of dog
- Stubborn and territorial
- Double coat
- Double dew claws on the hind feet, which it looks like Delilah has
- White, or white with tan
For reference, here’s a photo of Klondike, a Great Pyr we’ve featured here before.
If any of you have insight concerning Delilah, I’d love to hear it! I just love mystery dogs. I have two mystery dogs of my own, and short of paying for DNA tests, I’ll never know exactly what they are. C’est la vie!
And what Jones Natural Chews would I give a Great Pyrenees? I won’t tell you what I gave Delilah till next week, but in general, I’d give them Pig Ears as a consumable treat, and a Bully Bone to gnaw on, as well as any of the Mammoth Bones from Jones.
That’s it! Now go give your own dog a Jones Natural Chew. It’ll make your dog smile. Naturally.
Until I write again …