Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is a large, white, fluffy dog breed known for being gentle and loyal. An ancient breed, they were initially bred to help protect sheep from wolves and other predators.
Great Pyrenees Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

25-32 Inches

WEIGHT

85-100 Lbs

LIFE EXPECTANCY

10-12 Years

Great Pyrenees Information

The Great Pyrenees is a large, white, fluffy dog breed known for being gentle and loyal. An ancient breed, they were initially bred in the Pyrenees mountains of France and Spain to help protect sheep from wolves and other predators.

Today, they are still used as working dogs on many farms and ranches, but they also make excellent companion animals. Great Pyrenees are patient and loving with children, and they get along well with other pets in the family.

Exercise Needs

The Great Pyrenees is a relatively active breed, but they do not require a lot of exercise. They are content to lounge around the house most of the day, but they do enjoy having a yard to run and explore in. A daily walk or short play session will suffice.

Training

Great Pyrenees are intelligent and eager to please, so training is usually relatively easy. However, they can be stubborn and headstrong at times, so patience and positive reinforcement are key. Early socialization is also vital to help them become well-rounded dogs.

Health Issues

Great Pyrenees are generally healthy dogs but prone to some health problems. Hip and elbow dysplasia, as well as eye disorders, are common in the breed. Great Pyrenees also tend to gain weight easily, so it is essential to keep them at a healthy weight.

Grooming

The Great Pyrenees has a thick, double coat that sheds heavily. They must be brushed twice a week and more often during shedding season. They only need to be bathed when necessary, as too much bathing can strip the natural oils from their skin and coat.

Breed Identification

COLORS

White Or White With Markings Of Gray, Badger, Reddish Brown, Or Tan

HAIR LENGTH

Medium

Breed Care

GROOMING

More than once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

Up to 1 hour per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Panosteitis, Hip Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Elbow Dysplasia, Subaortic Stenosis, Osteochondrosis of the Shoulder, Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia, Entropion

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