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AuggieRescue Me ID: 18-01-20-00382

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About Auggie

Adoption Fee: $25
Great Pyrenees / Anatolian Shepherd
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Auggie is 3/4 Great Pyrenees and 1/4 Anatolian. I am a dog trainer and our friends contacted me because they were having so many issues. They raised him from a puppy with no boundaries or structure and little socialization with people. He has bitten several members of the family. I took him to work with him and he has made a lot of progress. With me and my husband he has become calm, obedient and submissive to us. We taught him down, heel, wait, leave it and all the basic compliance commands. I have no problem checking teeth, trimming nails and grooming. He is now crate trained and shows the potential of a Great Pyrenees temperament. However, he is quick to want to bite strangers or people he does not respect. His aggression comes from fear and a long history of being the 'alpha' in his old family. They always accommodated his food aggression and would give up their seat on the couch or bed if he growled. This reinforced his aggression. He will never be a safe dog around children or people inexperienced with how to work with a dog like this. His aggression is quick with little warning and he will bite full on not just nip. I do not believe he can go back to his family and I had a long talk with them because they have a pregnant daughter, a large family and people coming and going. It's not a risk worth taking no matter how much they try to make changes or how much progress Auggie has made with us. I'm not trying to scare people but I want to be completely honest. This dog can be a danger to others unless he is with someone who knows what they're doing. Given the level of his aggression, he will have to be euthanized if I cannot find the right home for him. We would keep him but I work with children with autism and it is too much of a liability for him to be here (my clinic is in my house on our farm).

Hillsboro, Missouri 63050


  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Somewhat Dominant


  • Needs to be Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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