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Great Pyrenees Info

Great Pyrenees Breed Information

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Lifespan: 9-12 years Height: 25-32" Shedding: Heavy Litter Size: 6-9 pups
Group: Working Weight: 85-160 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: XL

Breed Overview

The Great Pyrenees is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 85 lbs that can reach 160 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Great Pyrenees breed has a typical lifespan of 9 to 12 years, Long hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Great Pyrenees should know that the average litter size is between 6 to 9 puppies.

Great Pyrenees Breed Characteristics

Group Working Drooler yes
Size XL Guard Dog yes
Origin France Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Great Pyrenees Temperament

steady, independent dog breed who is loyal to its owners. Watchful and alert, the Great Pyrenees tends to be suspicious of strangers. The owner of a Great Pyrenees should be confident and patient since this dog breed is very territorial and not easy to train

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, skin conditions and epilepsy

Great Pyrenees Coat

Great Pyrenees Dog Colors

White with or without wolf-gray, badger or tan markings. Black eye rims

Recognized By


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The Napping Hour

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