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Great Pyrenees

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Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees At a Glance
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Life Expectancy
10 - 12 yrs 
Height Range
26 - 32 in 
Weight Range
90 - 140 lbs 
White, with or without badger or wolfgray markings 
Average. Highly perceptive; his intelligence is practical and not geared toward tricks 
With Children
Excellent; very protective of family children; can be too playful as an older puppy for young children 
With Animals
Extremely protective of family pets; tends to chase other animals away 
Tolerates cold very well; can be sensitive to heat 
Loves to be indoors with family, but needs large outdoor space to claim as his 
Exercise Reqd
Moderate; happy to lie around, but needs to walk for his health 
Grooming Reqd
Daily brushing; can shed heavily 
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I have a Great Pyrenees named Maggie and a lot of people keep saying that Great Pyrenees are bad around other dogs but we have a Pit Bull and used to have a Rottweiler and a German Shepherd/wolf mix and she was great with them. But she is a little more headstrong than I thought. She knows Sit, shake, down, high-five, roll over, beg, up, spin, and heel. But she is very protective around us. She hates fireworks and cars most of all. But she is a great cuddle buddy!
- Posted by Emily from Kingsport, TN
Great Pyrenees Information

Great Pyrenees Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Great Pyrenees breeders:

Cardiac Evaluation - OFA
CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)

Great Pyrenees Health Issues