Great Pyrenees

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Breed Group: Working
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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.
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
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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 $725.00. 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: $725.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $1,400.00 to $5,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2532 Great Pyrenees puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

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 2532 Great Pyrenees dogs.
  • 1. Rocky
  • 2. Lilly
  • 3. Max
  • 4. Moose
  • 5. Lily
  • 6. Sheepnees
  • 7. Bear
  • 8. Bella
  • 9. Buddy
  • 10. Sampson
  • 11. Daisy
  • 12. Princess
  • 13. Roxanne
  • 14. Sasha
  • 15. Angel
  • 16. Apollo
  • 17. Duke
  • 18. Luke
  • 19. Rain
  • 20. Snowball

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POKLADNIK'S PYRENEES
Member Since: November 2006
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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Beautiful Large Great Pyrenees. We have been raising ONLY AKC Great Pyrenees for the last 13 years. Our Pyrs are never kenneled. They run in our pastures, play together along with our miniature horses and sleep in our barns. When they are expecting their babies they come in the house with us, although they would prefer to be outside with their buddies. We have puppies in Alaska, California, New England States, NC, Texas, NM, Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, Utah, Minnesota. We have them from Coast to Coast. All our Pyrs are AKC registered, will have at least 2 shots and wormed by the time they go to their FOREVER HOMES. We offer a lifetime of support and guarantee against any congenital health problems. We love to talk about our Pyrenees. Feel free to give us a call and pick our brains. We look forward to hearing from you. If no answer at home my cell # is 806-418-1010.

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Anonymous asked:
How much puppy food should be given to a 2.5 months old Great Pyrenees puppy? Measurements in cups please.

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This is a conversation you should be having with the both the breeder of your puppy, and your vet. The quality of food that you are feeding is going to directly dictate how much you will be feeding your pup. If you are feeding a low quality food, then you will have to feed more than if you feed a high quality food. Your Great Pyrenees puppy should be on a high quality, grain free, large breed puppy dog food. If they are on that food, then they should be eating roughly 3 cups of food a day split into 3 meals, 1 cup per meal. But again, this all depends on the quality of food. Please do your research on your pups food. The first 5 ingredients on that bag make up the majority of the food. You do not want corn, by-products, grains, or anything on that label that your pup can not digest, or just should not be eating. If you feed a food with grains, corn, and by-product meals in it, your dog is getting less meat protein than actually put on the label. There is no rule for dog food companies to divide the amount of animal protein vs. vegetable protein. Go to your local pet store that is locally owned and speak with a dedicated worker that wants the best for your pup, not someone whom is trying to sell you cheap junk food for your dog. The higher quality the food, the better quality life your dog will lead. As someone who owns and breeds giant breed dogs, please do not buy anything at where you buy your food, ever.

Anonymous asked:
Is the Great Pyrenees bite stronger than an American Pit Bull Terriers?

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In short, yes. The American Pit Bull Terrier's jaw strength ranges in the 220's - 230's averaging at 235 psi. While the Great Pyrenees's jaw strength ranges in the 230's as well, averaging 238 psi.

Anonymous asked:
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.

Anonymous asked:
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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Updated: 10/25/2020