Height: 25-32 inches
Weight: 90-125 lbs.
Life Span: 11-15 yrs.
Breed Group: Guardian Dogs
Also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
Great Pyrenees are calm, gentle, patient dogs. They are also independent
and need early obedience training. They are loyal, territorial, and protective,
and may be wary of strangers and unknown dogs.
The Great Pyrenees has a weather-resistant double coat: the outercoat is
long, thick, and straight or slightly wavy; the undercoat is dense, fine,
and woolly. Its color is all white or mainly white with badger, gray, or
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The Great Pyrenees must be brushed daily to prevent matting. Frequent baths
are recommended since the coat can get quite smelly.
The Great Pyrenees needs vigorous daily exercise and is best suited to suburbs
For centuries this dog protected sheep, goats, and cattle from wolves and
bears in the Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain.
This breed is not suitable for inexperienced dog owners.
Breed-related health concerns: hip dysplasia, patellar luxation,
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club