Great Pyrenees

  • Size

  • Height

    Males 27 to 32 inches at the withers, Females – 25 to 29 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males – 100 to 130 pounds, Females – 85 to 120 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    White or white with markings that are gray, badger, reddish brown, or tan
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Herding, Guarding, Therapy, Carting, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor


Named after the famous Pyrenees Mountains in southwestern Europe, the majestic Great Pyrenees is best known as a faithful guardian of livestock. Although affectionate with his family, the breed can be territorial, aggressive toward other dogs and reserved with strangers. The Great Pyrenees requires moderate exercise and a considerable amount of grooming for his thick double coat that sheds year-round.

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