About Great Pyrenees

Also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, the Great Pyrenees date back to ancient Roman times, brought to Spain by the Romans, where the breed became well established in the Pyrenees Mountains on the border between France and Spain. These large, beautiful and highly intelligent dogs were entrusted with the formidable task of guarding fortresses and were even made the official dog of the court of King Louis XIV of France.

The Great Pyrenees is proving itself very versatile, gaining fame as therapy dogs, rescue dogs, and participating in many activities with its human companions. They are very social dogs in the family and get along extremely well with other animals. They are wary of strangers. They adapt easily to other situations such as dog shows, and make extraordinary ambassadors for the breed in many settings such as hospitals, visiting retirement communities, etc. They have a special ability to identify and distinguish predators or unwelcome intruders. They are nurturing of small, young or sick animals. Female Great Pyrenees have a weight range of 70 to 100 lbs. while the males range from 100 to 130 lbs. For more information on the breed, click on this video.


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Sabine Elbert Breed Specific Training and Grooming 404-384-6751 Home visits and phone advice – used by GPRA
David Herrin 678-230-3658 Phone advice and used by GPRA
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