Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Great Pyrenees Synonym(s): Pyrenean Mountain Dog Introduction Biological Data Introduction 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 This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf Strang P The New Complete Great Pyrenees. Howell. ISBN 0876051883. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain: www.pmdc.org.uk. Visit the American Kennel Clubwebsite to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Great Pyrenees Club of America: http://clubs.akc.org/gpca.