Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is a capable and imposing guardian, devoted to its family.

 

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Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees, Zowee and Louloo

Group

Working

 

Origins

It is thought that the Great Pyrenees originated in Central Asia or Siberia and appeared in Europe between 1800 and 1000 BC where remains were found in the fossil deposits of the Bronze Age. The Great Pyrenees was named for the Pyrenees Mountains in southwestern Europe where they guarded flocks on the steep slopes with their peasant shepherds. The Pyrenean Mountain Dog developed the inherent traits that are known and loved today. Among those traits are keen senses, devotion, intelligence, independence and guardianship. The Great Pyrenees was also cherished by the nobility and appointed French court dog in the 17th century.

The Great Pyrenees was recognized by the American Kennel Club in February of 1933 in the Working Group. History credits the first pair to be brought to the United States by General Lafayette for his friend J. S. Skinner in 1824.

Height

25 - 32 inches

Weight

85 - 100 lbs.

Color

Solid white or white with patches of tan, wolf-gray, reddish-brown or pale yellow

Coat

The dog has a weather-resistant double coat. The undercoat is dense, fine and wooly, and the outer coat is long, thick, coarse and flat. There is a mane around the shoulders and neck which is more apparent in male dogs. There is feathering on the tail and along the back of the legs.

Hannah, one of our Great Pyrenees

Character

The Great Pyrenees has a noble appearance, but they love to work despite weather or terrain. They are affectionate, quiet and tolerant with their family but ready to guard or protect their territory if the need arises. Because they were bred to work independently and make decisions on their own, they may not be the star of the local obedience class. New owners should be prepared for barking, especially at night. They are a capable and imposing guardian, devoted to its family. They can be somewhat wary of strangers- human or canine. When not provoked, they are calm, well-mannered and somewhat serious. They are courageous and loyal.

Temperament

Gentle and affectionate with those he loves. Devoted to family even if self-sacrifice is required. It is very gentle with its family and children.

Care

Regular brushing of the long double coat will keep it in good condition, but extra care is needed when the dog is shedding its dense undercoat. The outer coat does not mat unless there is a burr, foxtail or some other outside object that gets stuck to the coat. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. Great Pys shed all year round but does so heavily once a year.

Activity

Pyrenees need plenty of exercise to stay in shape. If they are not actively working as a flock guardian, they need to be taken on a daily, long brisk walk.

Description

The Great Pyrenees is also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog. The length of the dog is slightly longer than it is tall. The head is wedge-shaped with a slightly rounded crown and is in proportion to the rest of the body. The backline is level. The muzzle is about the same length as the back skull. The skull is as wide as it is tall with flat cheeks. There is no apparent stop. The nose and lips are black. The teeth meet in a scissors or level bite. The dark brown, medium sized eyes are almond shaped and slanted. The dark brown, V-shaped ears are carried low, flat and close to the head, rounded at the tips, set about eye level. The chest is fairly broad. The well feathered tail reaches the hocks and can be carried low, or up over the back in a wheel when the dog is excited. There is sometimes a crook at the end of the tail. The Great Pyrenees has single dewclaws on the front legs and double dewclaws on the hind legs. The dog has a weather-resistant double coat. The undercoat is dense, fine and wooly, and the outer coat is long, thick, coarse and flat. There is a mane around the shoulders and neck which is more apparent in male dogs. There is feathering on the tail and along the back of the legs. Coat is either solid white or white with patches of tan, wolf-gray, reddish-brown or pale yellow.

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Great Pyrenees, Zowee

Our Great Pyrenees, Louloo and Zowee with Jessica

Our Great Pyrenees Puppies For Sale

Below you will find the Great Pyrenees puppies currently available at The Happy Woofer. To view more details about a puppy and pricing click on the picture. If you can not find a puppy that you like please check out our Current Matings to view upcoming litters.

 

The Happy Woofer Great Pyrenees ...

Our Great Pyrenees, Louloo and Zowee with August

Take a look at our dogs, just click on their name...

Registered Name Breed Sex
M and D's Respectisbeautiful Zowee Great Pyrenees Female
Hannah of the Basque People Great Pyrenees Female
Thor of The Grand Dauphin Great Pyrenees Male
Elegant Patou Honey Great Pyrenees Female
Woofer's True Jewel Great Pyrenees Female

 

Louloo and Sunday

 
 
 

 

 

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