Great Pyrenees
This gentle giant lives up to his reputation for beauty and a steady temperament
Height: 25 to 32 inches at shoulder
Weight: 85 to 160 pounds
Coat: medium-length and silky
Life span: 10 to 12 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
The Great Pyrenees's goal in life is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, the lawn furniture, bird feeders, and any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. Oh yeah, and to give, give, and give unconditional love. Anyone who has seen this stunning white dog becomes enamored. What's not to like? He has a strong build, a beautiful, thick coat, and he exudes elegance and majesty. One look and you can see the intelligence and steady temperament that many seek in a family dog.
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General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Dog friendly
Ease at being home alone
Friendly toward strangers
Heat tolerance
Predatory tendencies
Tendency to bark or howl
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
Easy to groom
Energy level