Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees


The Great Pyrenees was originally developed in the Pyrenees Mountains to protect goats, sheep, other livestock and people. This breed was great at doing all these things and even more and still is. On top of that he is also a loving and affectionate family companion. The average height of a Great Pyrenees is 1 foot 9 inches to 1  foot, 11 inches weighing about 40 to 65 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 13 years.


Being bred as a sheepdog and guard dog the Great Pyrenees has a strong territorial instinct which makes him an excellent guard dog. He will not allow anybody to step on his territory and will do all his best to protect it. He is an independent thinker and always likes to make decisions on his own therefore special attention is needed in this field while training him.The Great Pyrenees love all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Great Pyrenees is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have an obedient dog.

Great Pyrenees Training:

The Great Pyrenees can be a bit harder to train than other dog breeds but with a bit of perseveration you can accomplish this thing too. This dog breed can learn commands a bit slower than other dog breeds but once they learn something, they will never forget it so you shouldn’t be worried that you are wasting your time with his training.

Great Pyrenees Shedding:

To be honest, the Great Pyrenees is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.

Great Pyrenees Grooming:

The Great Pyrenees, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.

Great Pyrenees History:

The Great Pyrenees was originally developed in the Pyrenees Mountains, which form a natural border between France and Spain. His main job was being and excellent sheepdog and when needed a fearless guard dog. In the United States of America and Canada he is known as the Great Pyrenees while in the United Kingdom and Europe this breed goes by the name of Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

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