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Great Pyrenees



If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous,
he will 
not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
- Mark Twain

Great Pyrenees puppies

"Buddy", "Bonzo" and "Bee"

Great Pyrenees adult
Ch Glenire Minerva McGonagall

Descended from dogs brought to Spain by the Romans, the Great Pyrenees was developed in the Pyrenees Mountains to work in the rugged mountain environment. 

There, left alone for days at a time, he guarded sheep against wolves and bears. He was also used as a guard dog and protected fortresses.

The Great Pyrenees was a popular favourite at the French court prior to the French Revolution.

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.

The 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.


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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Valerie Toth and Emily Toth Tamminga, Glenire Reg'd



Michelle and Ron Fus
1106 Kirk Line West, RR#2
Bracebridge, ON  P1L 1W9
(705) 645-1639

Mtnspirit Kennels

Ruth Goodwin
RR#2, Hwy 141
Parry Sound, ON  P2A 2W8
(705) 732-2498


June Schmid
390 Wagg Road
Goodwood, ON  L0C 1A0
(905) 640-3818

ABA Reg'd

Susan Tochor
Bright, ON N0J 1B0
(519) 463-5516

Sanchor Reg'd

Valerie Toth and Emily Toth Tamminga
10 Clanbrassil Road, RR#3
Hagersville, ON  N0A 1H0
(905) 768-4190

Glenire Reg'd



Marianne Glofcheski
134, route 148 est
Canton de Lochaber, QC  J0X 3B0
(819) 985-1044

Pitous du Val Perché

Maxim Hudon 
618  rg  2 box  343
Roberval, QC   G8H 2N7
(418) 275-2362


Monark Reg'd

Hélène Marcoux et Pierre Cormier 
Saint-Henri de Lévis, QC  G0R 3E0 
(418) 882-5054

Elevage Abraham




Great Pyrenees Rescue



Did you know?

The Kato Indians of California believed that the dog existed prior to the creation of the world.

 Nagaicho didn't create the dog: It was simply unthinkable that there shouldn't be one.



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