Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

This dog is devoted to its family and is calm and well-mannered. It may be independent and stubborn and they tend to bark.

Breed Overview

This ancient French dog was used as a sheep guardian and today, as a livestock guardian and a companion. They are devoted and loving to their families, calm, well mannered, provide protection, and may be somewhat serious. They tend to be suspicious of strangers. Great Pyrenees dogs tend to act stubborn, bark, drool, and are not very good off leash because they tend to wander away. To stay in shape, they require daily exercise such as a moderate walk. They enjoy hikes and being in cold weather as well. They are ideal companions for singles, families, outdoor enthusiasts, and cold climate dwellers. Their coat requires brushing one to two times per week and more so when shedding.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 27-32"; Female: 25-29"
Weight: Male: 115 lbs; Female: 85-90 lbs
Lifespan: 10-12 years

Breed Traits

Calm, Independent, Working group,

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