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Pyrenees.jpg (8603 bytes) The Great Pyrenees is a capable and imposing guardian, devoted to its family, and somewhat wary of strangers - human or canine. When not provoked, it is calm, well- mannered, and somewhat serious.
Breed: Great Pyrenees
Country of Origin: France
AKC Group: Working
Function: Mountain work
Life Span: 10 years
Appearance: Large
Color: Solid white, or white with patches of tan, wolf-gray or pale yellow
Coat Type: Double
Grooming: 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, so care is relatively easy. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. These dogs shed heavily once a year.
Height: 25-32 inches
Weight: From 85 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Ok
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Devoted to family
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Physical: Prone to hip dysplasia. Can develop skin problems in very hot weather.