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Breed Group: Working
Great Pyrenees

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Weight
Male: 100; Female: 85 lbs
Height
Male: 27-32; Female: 25-29 inches
Color(s)
white or white with markings of gray, badger, reddish brown, or tan
Overview
This very devoted and protective breed makes for a great guardian of both his family and livestock. An obedient dog, the Great Pyrenees is gentle and affectionate, but also relatively serious. The Great Pyrenees is a loveable large breed that reminds many of a teddy bear.
Character
Sometimes stubborn and independent, the Great Pyrenees is very loyal but wary of unfamiliar people or animals. Basically well mannered and affectionate, this breed does do well for companion purposes but shows his true colors in a country environment.
Temperament
Gentle, affectionate, obedient and eager to please, this breed does exceptionally well as a guardian of livestock. Commonly used for sheep and cattle. As the Great Pyrenees can be willful, training can be difficult. Good with other animals, and does surprisingly well with cats.
Care
Shedding heavily once a year, the Great Pyrenees requires much maintenance during this period. Regular brushing is always necessary with a medium to long haired breed, and should be brushed all the way to the undercoat to prevent matting. Occasional baths are acceptable.
Coat
The Great Pyrenees has a beautiful solid white double coat. The outercoat must be coarse and long, and is either straight or very slightly wavy. The undercoat should be thick and soft, somewhat like cotton. The coat of this breed is weather resistant.
Training
The Great Pyrenees can prove difficult to handle, and train. However, they are very eager to work and please their owner. With the right training techniques, a dominant handler, and proven methods, this breed should be very obedient and loyal.
Activity
The Great Pyrenees does not do well in apartment life, and should always have a medium to large sized yard. Regular runs off lead are best for this large dog, but supervised walks will also do.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Great Pyrenees puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Lizzy's Great Pyrenees And More
Member Since: April 2008
Location: Athens, Georgia
I have Great Pyrenees puppies for sale! See My Profile
Welcome to Lizzy's Pyrs and more. I have owned and Loved Pyr's for more than 10 years now. They are truly the GENTLE GIANTS of the large dog breeds. They are as WONDERFUL of a family dog as they are guardians to your family or your livestock. They are very confident and social animals. Currently I h...

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Anonymous asked:

4/16/2014 4:38:30 PM

4/16/2014 4:38:30 PM

Our Great Pyrenees had only 1 puppy with first pregnancy? Our female pyrennes had only one pup 16 hours ago , but she never really looked pregnant and both her and pup seem perfectly fine and happy now! This seems unusual to me , having had many dogs in the past, none of which ever had only one pup. Is this normal?

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A dog can easily only have one pup at a time. It all depends on when she dropped her eggs and when the male mated with her. To be safe, you should take mamma and pup to the vet as soon as possible. The vet should X-ray mamma to make sure there are no other pups and that she is good and healthy and able to raise the pup correctly. Because there are no litter-mates, the pup will be under socialized when it is old enough to go to a new home, so please make sure the new owners know how to work with an under socialized dog.
5/1/2014 12:26:08 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/21/2013 11:43:44 AM

9/21/2013 11:43:44 AM

Are Great Pyrenees good with kids when they are puppies Are Great Pyrenees good with kids like say 11 year olds and up?

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Anonymous

The Great Pyrenees is a loving family dog that is very protective. They are great with children if they are raised with children as puppies.
7/11/2014 11:46:02 AM

Anonymous

We've had our Great Pyr, Doc, since he was a puppy. Last year we had our first child when Doc was 2 1/2 yrs old. We couldn't ask for a better dog with our son. He's so patient and gentle. He's not an aggressive guardian, but will silently stand between our son and any stranger as if he's blocking the stronger from getting too close. They are very stubborn to train, but with practice, they learn well. Doc is very well behaved brides he must always be on a leash if you don't have a fenced in backyard or country for him to roam. I highly recommend this breed, but this is solely based on the one Great Pyr we have. Good luck!
12/24/2014 9:13:08 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/23/2013 3:57:01 PM

7/23/2013 3:57:01 PM

Are Great Pyrenees prone to deafness? Just got a 7 week purebred Great Pyrenees puppy, and am concerned that he can not hear. Or, is it their nature to be unattentive, or independent. At times he has no problem hearing me, others, he doesn't respond to a whistle, or clicker.

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Anonymous

If your Great Pyrenees can hear you sometimes, he is obviously not deaf. Yes the breed was developed to be independent thinkers. I recommend the book Livestock Guardian Dogs- Their care, selection and training. It explains instincts and has training tips.
9/10/2013 1:42:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/14/2013 9:09:41 PM

7/14/2013 9:09:41 PM

Great Pyrenees immune to or resistant to hot spots I live in north ga on a goat,rabbit and bird farm. I have had a male Pyrenees and two females. The male had no hot spot problems. Had to euthanize due to his health problems. Both females have had hot spot problems this summer. One died and the other is still being treated? I would like some advice on a breed that is more resistant or immune to hot spots but is a good candidate for LGD.

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Anonymous

Anatolian Shepherds might work better in that climate.
9/10/2013 1:45:06 PM

Anonymous

Great Pyrenees are not immune to Hot Spots. Especially with the double coat. While they can't be shaved in the summer you can "shorten" the coat and leave 2 inches and then check. Our retired female got one and it was hidden so well that when we found it we almost lost her it was horrible so now we take the clippers and trim all of ours down at least and inch or two in the spring so they can't get one or if they do we can get right on it!
4/9/2014 4:22:05 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/25/2013 10:44:24 PM

3/25/2013 10:44:24 PM

do Great Pyrenees like to eat grass?

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Anonymous

Any dog can eat grass.
9/10/2013 1:46:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/10/2013 10:46:01 AM

3/10/2013 10:46:01 AM

Do Great Pyrenees have what is called "6 toes"?

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Anonymous

double dew claws
3/24/2013 9:43:56 PM

Anonymous

Yes Great Pyrenees have double dew claws which some believe they used on long journeys to carry messages
6/1/2013 11:09:02 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/15/2013 9:30:39 AM

2/15/2013 9:30:39 AM

What do you get when you cross an Irish Wolf hound and a Great Pyrenees I have a female Great Pyrenees and she has been bred by an Irish Wolfhound and I was wondering what I would get from that. If possible I would like to see some pics of them as pups and adults.

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Anonymous

A Wolfa Pyr
4/9/2014 4:23:45 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/1/2013 9:05:17 AM

2/1/2013 9:05:17 AM

My Great Pyrenees has lost all her hair and is chewing on her legs and back. no fleas detected. Why?

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Anonymous

Sounds like a food allergy. Please take your Great Pyrenees to a vet to check for other possible health problems. I use the Dog Food Advisor website to help me judge dog foods. You should consider changing her diet.
9/10/2013 1:49:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/17/2013 5:05:19 PM

1/17/2013 5:05:19 PM

what is the gestation period for great pyrenees?

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Anonymous asked:

12/20/2012 10:38:43 AM

12/20/2012 10:38:43 AM

Why do some GP have dark markings on face and some all white.

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Updated: 12/26/2014