Skip to Main Content

The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees - carousel
Great Pyrenees - carousel
Great Pyrenees - carousel
Great Pyrenees - carousel
icon-quote

They have existed for several millennia.

Appearance

Height: 64 - 69 cm
Weight (show): 36 - 54 kg
Weight (pet): 30 - 63 kg
Intelligent, watchful, and generally calm dogs.
Great Pyrenees seem to enjoy dog sports such as agility, tracking and competitive obedience as well as hiking, backpacking and carting.
Independent spirit but responds well to a reward-based approach to training involving treats or favorite toys.
Can be standoffish and wary with strangers and has a tendency to bark.

Did You Know?

Rumour has it this breed is so old they are literally fossilized. Certainly many agree that they have existed for several millennia, possibly even dating as far back as 1800 BC.

Their assumed direct ancestors include the Kuvasz, the Maremma Sheepdog and the Anatolian Shepherd. Eventually the breed was brought to Europe, and the Pyrenees mountains, where they were renowned as great herders.

During the 1600s, Louis XIV declared these gentle and affectionate souls to be the Royal Dog of France. They were first brought to America in the early 19th century but numbers fell significantly after that.

B. Senac-Lagrange and M. Dretzen are credited with eventually helping increase their population again. Which earns them a mountain of gratitude from us.

Back to Breed Library
get-started-white

Get started today!

Stay on top of your furry family member’s health and breed-specific needs with the world’s leading canine DNA tests.

Close