Great Pyrenees Puppies and Dogs

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Fast Facts & Guide to Great Pyrenees Puppies and Dogs

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Great Pyrenees Guide and Fact File

Average Height: Males 27-32 inches / Females 25-29 inches

Weight: Males 45 kg (100 pounds) / Females 38 kg (85 pounds)

Size of Dog: The Great Pyrenees is a giant sized breed of dog

Breed Type and Dog Group: The Great Pyrenees belongs to the Working Group of Dogs

Country of Origin of the Breed: Believed to have originated in either Central Asia or Siberia

Exercise Needs: The Great Pyrenees require moderate to high amounts of daily exercise

Coat Type: The Great Pyrenees has a white, long, weather resistant, double coat

Shedding hairs: The Great Pyrenees sheds hair all year round, sheds excessively once per year

Grooming needs: The Great Pyrenees coat requires regular weekly grooming

Training a Great Pyrenees (Trainability): An independent thinker making training difficult


Other Names of Great Pyrenees: Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Chien de Montagne des Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 10 years

Number of puppies per litter: The average litter size for the Great Pyrenees is 6-10 puppies

Temperament / Behaviour: Devoted, Loyal, Cautious, Territorial, and Protective

We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Great Pyrenees puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Great Pyrenees dog names, illness and health problems.


Summary of Great Pyrenees Puppies and Dogs

Great Pyrenees puppies and dogs are very protective and territorial. This is because the dog was originally bred to guard and protect flocks of sheep in the Pyrenees mountain range (hence the name of the breed). This is why obedience training is so important from a young age as it will enable puppies and dogs to interact and become friendly with unfamiliar people. This is a majestic and charming breed that is very polite and courteous unless provoked. Dogs and puppies love their families and show them a lot of affection and friendliness, they can be a little wary around strangers. The Great Pyrenees has a beautiful, long, thick white coat which must be groomed weekly to keep it looking shiny and healthy. This breed sheds all year round but once per year it will shed hair excessively. During these heavy shedding periods, it is important to groom your dog or puppy on a daily basis in order to remove dead or loose hairs.

Choosing Great Pyrenees Puppies and Dogs as Pets

Great Pyrenees puppies grow into giant sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Great Pyrenees puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder who will provide information about the health history of any puppy that you may be interested in buying. This is recommended as there are some major health issues that this particular breed can be prone to (see Health Issues link above for further information about the health of the Great Pyrenees). This is a very large breed of puppy and dog that requires regular, daily exercise. This is very important as a nice long daily walk will really benefit this breed's overall health and well-being. The Great Pyrenees makes a great guard dog as well as a fantastic companion providing that it is given suitable obedience training and that it is socialized well from a young age.

Great Pyrenees Puppies and Dogs

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