The Great Pyrenees was a
popular favourite at the French court prior to the French
This gentle giant ranges in size
from 27 to 32 inches at the shoulder and may weigh 100 lbs. or more. In
spite of his great size, the Great Pyrenees has a very low metabolism and
therefore, has a very small appetite.
majestic Great Pyrenees has a thick, weather-resistant, double coat that
protects him from extreme cold. All that long hair means lots of
shedding! The Great Pyrenees is white and may have badger, reddish brown,
grey, or tan markings. Although this breed lives well outdoors, he
needs human companionship and attention and lots of space.
Like many of the giant breeds, he is very
gentle with children. As a guard dog, he is loyal and protective to his
family. He is a large dog and needs plenty of exercise. An independent
thinker, accustomed to working alone and thinking for himself, the Great
Pyrenees should be well trained.