Great Pyrenees

About the Breed

The Great Pyrenees is a large, majestic dog breed with a long history of being loyal guardians and devoted companions. They are known for their gentle temperaments and strong work ethic, making them a great choice for many households. From their impressive size to their thick white coats, the Great Pyrenees is truly an impressive breed. Temperament The Great Pyrenees is known for its even-tempered personality and gentle nature. They are patient, devoted dogs that love to be around people and other animals. They also have a natural instinct to protect those they love, making them excellent guard dogs. This breed tends to be independent in nature but will bond closely with its family if given the opportunity. Ideal Homes The Great Pyrenees makes an excellent companion for families who can give them plenty of exercise, attention and love. This breed needs plenty of space to move around and play so they are best suited for larger homes with yards or access to wide open spaces such as parks or hiking trails. Additionally, these dogs do not do well in hot climates so they should not be kept in hot regions like the southern US states or other areas with high temperatures year-round. History The origin of the Great Pyrenees goes back centuries ago when it was used as a flock guardian by shepherds in its native land of France's mountainous region known as the Pyrnes mountains. Over time this noble dog became popular among French royalty and eventually spread across Europe where it was used by farmers as well as nobility alike due to its fierce loyalty and protective instincts towards those it loves mostits family members! Healthy Weight A healthy weight range for adult males is between 85 120 pounds (38 54 kg), while adult females should weigh between 75 105 pounds (34 48 kg). The ideal weight is dependent on each individual dogs size, body type and activity level so its important that owners monitor their pups weight carefully throughout their lifetime! Its also important that owners provide an appropriate diet plan tailored specifically for their pets needs in order to maintain optimal health throughout life! Important Health Checks Great Pyrenees are generally healthy but there are some common health issues associated with this breed including hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, arthritis/joint issues, eye problems such as cataracts or corneal dystrophy and skin allergies which can cause itching or redness of the skin. It's important that owners keep up with regular vet checkups which includes regular physical exams along with necessary vaccinations like Rabies shots every few years depending on local requirements! Additionally these pups need proper dental care which includes brushing teeth several times per week at least! The Great Pyrenees is an amazing companion who truly loves being around its family membersit just wants lots of love in return! Owners should make sure to provide plenty of exercise opportunities along with proper nutrition tailored specifically for this large breed since they have special dietary needs due to their size! And lastly don't forget regular checkups at your veterinarian including routine vaccinations like Rabies shots when neededthis will help ensure your pup stays healthy throughout life!.

Healthy weight:

80-100 lbs

Recommended Food

Large breed dog food such as Royal Canin Golden Retriever or Hills Science Diet

Breed Colors

  • White
  • Cream
  • Grayish Brown
  • Tan
  • Badger
  • Reddish Brown

Ideal for owners that

  • Dedicated
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Responsible
  • Active
  • Stable
  • Flexible

Health Considerations

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Osteochondrosis Dissecans
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Entropion
  • Cataracts
  • Bloat
  • Allergies

This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.

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