Great Pyrenees Dog Breed
Great Pyrenees Dog Classification:
Great Pyrenees dogs were initially bred
to guard sheep.
Other Names: Pyrenean Mountain
Dog, Patou, Chien des Pyrénées, Chien
de Montagne des Pyrénées, Montañés del
Pirineo, Gos de muntanya dels Pirineus
Great Pyrenees in Foreign Languages:
mastín del Pirineo
Origins: The Great Pyrenees was
initially bred to guard sheep on the steep
mountain slopes of the Pyrenees Mountains.
Description: The Great Pyrenees
is a large breed dog with a broad skull,
sweet face, with a square muzzle and floppy
Size: Great Pyrenees dogs weigh
between 80 to 120 lbs, they stand 25 to
32 inches tall at the shoulder.
||110 to 120 lbs
||27 to 32 inches tall
||80 to 90 lbs
||25 to 29 inches tall
Coat: The Great Pyrenees dog has
a thick, weather resistant wooly double
coat that is primarily white or cream,
they can have a varying shades of gray,
red, or tan around the face. The Great
Pyrenees has feathering along his legs,
and a thick mane at his throat.
Disposition: Great Pyrenees dogs
are gentle but protective of their "flock".
They require moderate exercise, they are
affectionate and loyal.
Type Dog: Great Pyrenees are working
Litter Size: Great Pyrenees dogs
give birth to litters of 6 to 10 puppies.
Behavior: Great Pyrenees are hardy
dogs with good temperments, they are loyal
and watchful. They are a typical large
Traits: Watchful, loyal, gentle,
Country of Origin: France / Spain
Life Span: Great Pyrenees typically
live 10 to 11 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC U(UK), NZKC, UKC