- This is known as pyro-electricity, derived from the Greek word pyr, meaning fire.
- Some Pyr Sheps came to North America in the 19th century accompanying flocks of imported sheep.
- On warmer days, the Pyr will become less active and will usually prefer to rest until it begins to cool down.
- The Pyr has a heavy, primarily white double coat, that consists of a soft undercoat combined with a thicker outer coat.
- On warm days, it is common for the Pyr to dig holes in order to lay in the cooler earth.
- A strange noise coming from a nearby bush for example may cause the Pyr to jump back several inches out of range.