Great Pyrenees

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Breed Group: Working
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 100; Female: 85 lbs
Male: 27-32; Female: 25-29 inches
white or white with markings of gray, badger, reddish brown, or tan
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2020

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How much do Great Pyrenees puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Great Pyrenees varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Great Pyrenees puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Great Pyrenees sold is $650.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Great Pyrenees with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,400 upwards to $5,000 or even more for a Great Pyrenees with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Great Pyrenees sold is $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $650.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $1,400.00 to $5,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2521 Great Pyrenees puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Great Pyrenees puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Great Pyrenees true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Great Pyrenees Names for 2020

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2521 Great Pyrenees dogs.
  • 1. Rocky
  • 2. Lilly
  • 3. Max
  • 4. Moose
  • 5. Lily
  • 6. Sheepnees
  • 7. Bella
  • 8. Buddy
  • 9. Sampson
  • 10. Bear
  • 11. Daisy
  • 12. Princess
  • 13. Roxanne
  • 14. Sasha
  • 15. Angel
  • 16. Apollo
  • 17. Duke
  • 18. Luke
  • 19. Rain
  • 20. Snowball

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Wells' Providence
Member Since: March 2013
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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Magnificent AKC Great Pyrenees with EXTENSIVE French, Belgium, Spanish and American AKC CHAMPIONS. Our breeding dogs are selected for EXCELLENT conformation, temperament and SUPERIOR genetics, intelligence & livestock guardian capabilities. Providence Pyrs have BIG bear heads, gorgeous manes with dripping coats, and EXCELLENT CONFORMATION, that gives our Pyrs the true majestic look of the Great Pyrenees! They truly are a PRIZE TO BEHOLD! We offer a lot of great information on our website ~ to assist you in finding the Pyrfect Pyr. We offer hundreds of crisp, clear pictures on our Facebook page so you can see our dogs from puppyhood to adulthood and KNOW you are getting a SUPERIOR representation of the Great Pyrenees breed. Our Gentle Giants are not only beautiful but they are also exemplary guardians, providing our livestock and our family with unwavering protection and love. They are steadfast in their guardian traits and we have not lost any livestock to predators since obtaining the Pyrs! Listed price is for Limited AKC Registration and lifetime enrollment in AKC Reunite if the new owner chooses to have their puppy micro-chipped. Full AKC Registration may be available to reputable breeders and show homes at a different price. Puppies are born in our home, are handled daily and receive early neurological and bio-sensory stimulation. Puppies are potty trained using the “Misty Method” of potty training beginning at 3 1/2 weeks. The puppies are exposed to all the sights, sounds and smells of a farm so they grow up to have a very confident nature. Puppies will be micro-chipped, current on vaccines and worming and will be fully Vet checked before going to their new FOREVER home. We offer door-to-door delivery to ensure a smooth transition for your new family member. We provide a health guarantee and a LIFETIME of support! You can reach us via email at or you can visit our Facebook Page where you can see HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS and if you "LIKE" our Facebook page you will get updates of the upcoming litter and you will be able to interact with previous puppy owners -

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Are Great Pyrenees good with kids?

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The Great Pyrenees is by fault, a guardian breed. This means that their base temperament is to watch over and protect. If brought into the house hold as a puppy and raised around children, the Great Pyrenees is a great dog to have around children. Some draw backs though are that the breed is a big dog, and because of this, small children need to be supervised when around the dog, as the dog could easily knock a small child over by accident. Also, this breed has a moderate prey drive, so screaming and running children could set the dog off and he / she could chase the child and knock them over / push into them while playing. Proper and consistent training when the puppy is young is key to ensure that all members of the house hold have respect from the dog and the dog does not push into children for fun.

Anonymous asked:
My Great Pyrenees is very hyper around my kids. If my little one screams Louis will chase him and get him by the ankles, he won’t bite him but nibble a little. Also when we go outside and kids are running around he tends to chase them and tackle them. How can I teach not to do that? I thought he would have outgrown that by now. My dog just turned one.

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Please note that your Great Pyrenees is still a puppy, even at 1 year of age. This breed physically and mentally ages slowly compared to other breeds. Your dog will not be a full adult physically and mentally until he is 3 years old. Your children have taught your dog that it is okay to act the way he is acting. By screaming and running away, your dogs prey drive is activated and he thinks that it is a game. Control your children's behavior around the dog and have them command respect from the dog through their behavior. By playing with the dog appropriately and not allowing the dog to chase after or push into them. Contact your local Positive Reinforcement Trainer to help you work with your boy, Louis so that he learns to respect your children and not to chase after them.

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Where are Great Pyrenees originally from?

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The Great Pyrenees were bred centuries ago to work with shepherds and as herding dogs / livestock guardians in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain.

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How are Great Pyrenees around cats?

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The Great Pyrenees is a live-stock guardian breed that naturally sets itself apart from its human companions and becomes bonded with the animals it spends the most time with. If the dog is brought up from a puppy with cats around, the dog should do just fine. However, slow introductions are still needed as Great Pyrenees' are big even when puppies. Supervision is best for the first little while to ensure safety for both the puppy and the cat/kitten.

Anonymous asked:
Due to a family moving, selling their goats and unable to take their dogs, we are looking at adopting their 2 female Pyrenees, 8yrs and 2yrs, which work together and are currently guarding goats. Is there any difficulties in moving the dogs to guarding sheep verses the goats and at a new homestead? Also, adjusting to a new family?

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It will take some time for the dogs to adjust. The best thing to do is to build a fence or pen that is close to the sheep for the first little while. Allow the dogs to view them and be around them. Walk the dogs on leash with the sheep daily to get both the sheep and the dogs used too them. If you can, ask the previous owners to bring the dogs over and help them introduce the dogs to the sheep. The dogs trust their old owners and you can follow in their owners steps by using the same commands ad them.

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Updated: 8/5/2020