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 2019

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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 $550.00. 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: $550.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $1,400.00 to $5,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2351 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 2019

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2351 Great Pyrenees dogs.
  • 1. Lilly
  • 2. Max
  • 3. Rocky
  • 4. Moose
  • 5. Lily
  • 6. Sampson
  • 7. Bear
  • 8. Bella
  • 9. Buddy
  • 10. Roxanne
  • 11. Angel
  • 12. Apollo
  • 13. Daisy
  • 14. Duke
  • 15. Luke
  • 16. Princess
  • 17. Rain
  • 18. Sasha
  • 19. Teddy
  • 20. Chloe

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Location: Kirksville, Missouri
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We raise working family farm dogs. Our Great Pyrenees and Anatolians make excellent family pets, as well as guarding stock. Our dogs have gone on to guard valuable alpaca farms, as well as, small family holdings including poultry. Our dogs are vet checked, microchipped, basic shots current and hip xrayed, some are 2nd generation xrayed now. Our puppies leave vetted and 2 yr health guarantee. We are available to offer any advice as needed. We ship US/Can by ground and air depending on location.

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Anonymous asked:
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.

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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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How much is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees worth?

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A dog should not be measured in worth by age. If you are looking to purchase an adult dog, then normally an adoption fee includes the dog being altered, up to date on shots, permanently ID-ed and wormed. However, if you are purchasing a dog from a breeder, then normally it is because the dog was returned. After a year old, and as long as you are getting the dog as a pet and not a breeding dog; the purchase price is normally 1/3rd or half of what the breeders puppy price is. That would also include the dog being altered, up to date on shots, wormed and have permanent ID.

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Does a normal Great Pyrenees have dew claws on back feet?



Yes, it is in the breed standard for the Great Pyrenees to have dew claws on the back feet. They can either be trimmed like normal dew claws, or removed when you get your dog spayed/neutered.


Dewclaws are the mark of a purebred Great Pyrenees. It is part of the breed, the dog and the written standard. There is no reason to remove the double dewclaws!!!!!


Yes. There is. It entirely depends for us, on the “territory” the Pyr is going to claim. If it is like the Buttes here with lots of scraggle which catches and holds the double dew claws more painfully and with more physical trauma, the claws should be removed. Your dog won’t complain. She won’t complain of sunburn, hot spots, bites, scraggle, or really anything as long as you love her, feed her, give her responsibilities (sheep, goats, cats, children, PGE&E technicians, whatever) and keep her clean, but have some compassion: don’t let her tear off her dewclaws if she’s in that type of environment. Can’t speak to males, only had females. Never seen male blaireaux: this site is slathered with them. Unusual.

Anonymous asked:
Is Great Pyrenees suitable to stay in india?



No, India is much too hot for a Great Pyrenees. Please search for breeds that were created in India and so can tolerate the heat of India.


I lived in Phoenix Arizona with my great pyrenees for six years he did very well they can take the heat and the cold they are very adaptable in both hot and cold weather climates. P. S. the temperatures reach 120°F in Phoenix Arizona in case you didn't now.


I live in Louisiana and it is very hot and humid in the summer here. I take my Great Pyrenees for grooming in the summer which includes having her fur trimmed quite short. Some people say it doesn't look good but my main concern is that she not get over heated.


Taking the coat off of a Great Pyr can cause them to overheat and die. Do not shave them.


I have two GP. I live in Mexico and love my dogs. They are the ranch guardians and work hard day and night taking care of our large flock of sheep and all the chickens and turkeys. At first I didn’t want to own this breed because I was worried about the heat down here but the person that gave me the dogs said that they do fine in the heat. The breed is very popular here in Mexico and I would find it hard to believe that India is hotter or more humid than here in this part of Mexico. I never have had to shave my female but i have shaved my male for the last four summers because his coat is so thick. My dogs are healthy and very active and don’t seem to mind the heat.


I have a boat port with air condition and my new Pyrenees will stay inside with plenty of walks.

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Updated: 11/18/2019