Gran Pirineo

A faithful, friendly, French flock guardian

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Descripción

Great Pyrenees image
Expectativa de Vida
10-12 años
Grado de Aprendizaje
High
Tamaño de la Camada
6 to 10
Tamaño
Enorme
Peso
Perros: 100-125 libras
Hembras: 85-115 libras
Altura
Perros: 27-32 pulgadas
Hembras: 25-29 pulgadas
Otros Nombres
Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Chien des Pyrenees, Chien de Montagne des Pyrenees
País de Origen
España
Grupos
AKC Toy Dogs, FCI Group II.: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs, TKC Pastoral
White Great Pyrenees picture

The Great Pyrenees is a very large animal with a solid muscular body, it gives the distinct impression of elegance and unsurpassed beauty combined with great overall size and majesty. It has a weather resistant coat that will allow it to withstand intense cold temperatures.

White Great Pyrenees picture

This breed needs close human companionship, attention and lots of space. The Great Pyrenees will not do well with apartment dwellers. This breed is pleasant, gentle, loyal and extremely intelligent.

Temperamento

White Great Pyrenees Puppy picture

The Great Pyrenees is very loyal and devoted to its family even if self-sacrifice is required. It is gentle, serious, calm, and well mannered. It is courageous, and obedient. This dog is very affectionate with those it loves. It does best with children when it is raised with them from puppyhood. It has an independent, somewhat stubborn nature, and may try to dominate a less secure owner. It may be slightly difficult to train, it needs a consistent, patient owner.

Black pied Great Pyrenees Puppy picture

The Great Pyrenees is good with non-canine animals, and usually loves cats. Socialization at an early age is important. Males can be aggressive with other animals. This dog does not reach maturity until it is about 2 years old. Some are not good off the leash and may wander away. This breed tends to bark a lot and some tend to drool and slobber. It needs plenty of exercise to stay in shape.

Colors

White Great Pyrenees picture

White

Coat

Black pied Great Pyrenees picture

Long and coarse textured with a profuse undercoat of very fine hair. Regular brushing will keep the coat in good condition, but extra care is needed when the dog is shedding its dense undercoat. The outer coat does not mat, so care is relatively easy. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. This dog sheds heavily once a year.

Problemas de Saluds

Problemas de Salud

They can be prone to hip dysplasia. To help prevent the chance of hip or elbow dysplasia developing make sure your dog is on a healthy, well proportioned diet, and avoid excessive running and jumping while still a puppy as this can be hard on the developing joints. They can develop skin problems in very hot weather, so be careful in summer conditions. To minimize the risk of your Pyrenees developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Great Pyrenees dog from a reputable breeder.

Condiciones de Vida

This breed is not recommended for apartment life. It needs a lot of space. It is relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized fenced yard. The Great Pyrenees prefers cool climates.

Living environment

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