Great Pyrenees breed information

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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. 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. 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. 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.

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

Life expectancy: 10 to 12 years
Color: white, possibly with gray, badger, red-brown, or tan markings.
Eyes: medium-sized, almond-shaped, rich dark brown, with close-fitting eyelids and black rims.
Coat type: Weather-resistant double coat consists of long, thick, and coarse outercoat of straight or wavy hair, and a thick, dense undercoat.
Size: Males: 27-32 inches; Females: 25-29 inches
Health issues: It may suffer from eye diseases, deafness, and orthopedic problems including hip dysplasia.
Living conditions: Does best in suburbs or country environment but adapts well to urban living if exercise requirements are met.

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