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Great Pyrenees

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.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not suitable for apartment living
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.
Also Known As:
Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Chien des Pyrénées
Great Pyrenees
  • Size Large/Giant
  • Height Males 69 to 81 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 63.5 to 73.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 45 to 59 kilograms
    Females – 38.5 to 54 kilograms
  • Coat Medium-long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour White or white with markings that are gray, badger, reddish brown, or tan
  • Activities Herding, Guarding, Therapy, Carting, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Outdoor