Great Pyrenees
Great Pyrenees
Size
Large/Giant
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
Medium-long
Color
White or white with markings that are gray, badger, reddish brown, or tan
Energy
Medium
Activities
Herding, Guarding, Therapy, Carting, Conformation

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.

Did you know?

An ancient breed, the Great Pyrenees’ remains were found in fossil deposits from the Bronze Age, around 1800 to 1000 B.C.French royalty were fond of the Great Pyrenees, adopting him as a French court dog in the 17th century.

Training the Great Pyrenees

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