Great Pyrenees Dog Breed

The Great Pyrenees is a stately, devoted, and loving protector that bears the name of the Pyrenees Mountains in southwest Europe.


The Great Pyrenees is intelligent and laid-back. The Pyr may reject obedience training because they were bred to be independent protectors and watchdogs. He’ll answer slowly to your “heel,” “sit,” and “stay” orders as a way of letting you know he’s bored.

The Pyr gets bored with obedience training, but due to his size and territorial tendency against other dogs and strangers, early socialisation and training are crucial for puppies.

Even though the Great Pyrenees breed is not particularly active, daily activity like neighbourhood walks or playtime in a fenced yard will help keep them healthy both physically and mentally.


The double coat of the Great Pyrenees is thick and fluffy. His appearance is grand and regal because of his coat and height.


10 to 12 years

Colour Collection

A Great Pyrenees is typically all white or all white with grey, badger, reddish brown, or tan patterns.

Hair fall

The double-coat of the Great Pyrenees sheds a lot all year long. The medium-length coat is weatherproof and tangle-resistant, necessitating little maintenance. It will be easier to prevent hair from shedding from piling up around the house if you brush at least once a week.


The Great Pyrenees are prone to bloat like other huge and enormous breeds. By eating several small meals throughout the day and avoiding vigorous activity before or after meals, you may lower your risk of developing bloat.

Breeders who are responsible test for common health issues include elbow and hip dysplasia, eye problems, and luxating patella.

Breed History

A long-standing breed is the Great Pyrenees. Remains of pyrs have been discovered in fossil beds that date to the Bronze Age, or around 1800–1000 BC.

The breed was created to guard cattle and defend flocks and herds from wolves and other predators. In the high Pyrenees, a territory between France and Spain, they laboured alongside herding dogs and shepherds.


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