This dog is devoted to its family and is calm and well-mannered. It may be independent and stubborn and they tend to bark.
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 Details & Traits
Height: Male: 27-32"; Female: 25-29"
Weight: Male: 115 lbs; Female: 85-90 lbs
Lifespan: 10-12 years
Calm, Independent, Working group,
Common Health Concerns for Great Pyrenees:
- Hip Dysplasia
- OCD-Osteochondritis Dissecans
- Patellar Luxation
- Skin Problems
Less Common Concerns for Great Pyrenees:Return to Trupanion Pet Health Guide
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