Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Great Pyrenees

Synonym(s): Pyrenean Mountain Dog


General information

  • Good with children, this is an ancient breed originating in the Andorra region of France, used principally to guard sheep.
  • Selective breeding has succeeded in reducing its assertiveness while enhancing other characteristics of courage, patience and nobility.
  • Size makes it unsuitable for the urban environment.
  • Prefers a colder climate, makes a good watchdog but needs regular exercise and the abundant, long white coat needs regular grooming.

Biological Data

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