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Great Pyrenees

Also referred to as Pyrenean Mountain Dogs or Chien Des Pyrenees or Chien De Montagne Des Pyrenees

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Great Pyrenees

All About Great Pyrenees

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Average Height & Weight

The Great Pyrenees is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.

 

Males – Height: 27 to 32 inches.

Weight: Up to 115 pounds.

Females – Height: 25 to 29 inches.

Weight: 85 to 90 pounds.

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Great Pyrenees

 

Typical Coloring

Great Pyrenees are commonly white. They sometimes have badger, gray or tan markings.

 

 

 

Temperament

Bred as workers, Great Pyrenees retain many of the qualities that made them reliable, independent guard dogs. They are intelligent but also headstrong. They often have trouble at obedience classes because they like to follow their own instincts. They are serious, calm and loving toward their families.

 

 

 

Activity Level

Great Pyrenees are a low-energy breed. Although they require daily exercise, a short walk or romp in a fenced yard is usually sufficient. They also enjoy hiking.

 

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Breed Characteristics

 

 

Age Expectancy

10 to 12 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Great Pyrenees include patellar luxation and canine hip dysplasia. Entropion, skin problems and osteosarcoma are less common but still occur within the breed, while gastric torsion, otitis externa and panosteitis are seen occasionally.

 

 

 

Ideal Climates for this Breed

Great Pyrenees have a low tolerance for hot climates and a high tolerance for cold climates.

 

 

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Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Great Pyrenees are very gentle with children in the family, although they can be wary of strangers of any age. They are shy toward other dogs but friendly toward other household pets.

 

 

 

 

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