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How big is a female Great Pyrenees?

In this Great Pyrenees size guide we are going to discuss the size and growth pattern of the Great Pyrenees dog. You’ll also get to try our interactive puppy growth calculator and size chart to predict your puppy’s full-grown size. Let’s dig in!

Our handy interactive puppy growth chart and calculator takes all the hard work out of predicting your puppy’s potential adult size. This helps you know exactly what you are wearing.

Differences in Behavior and Energy Levels

Male Great Pyrenees tend to be more energetic and fussy than females, and this type of behavior tends to be more intense in males that have not been neutered.

Similarly, female Great Pyrenees have been described as Ā«more temperamentalĀ» and more irritable than males, especially for those who are not spayed and in heat.

Health

The Pyrenees is one of the healthiest giant breeds and often lives 10 to 13 years in a safe home. I’ve heard of some pygmies making it to 15 years, which is pretty amazing for a giant breed.

Pyrs tend to have few health concerns, but osteosarcoma and bloat are the most lethal to the breed. Hip and spine problems are also quite common, especially as they get older.

Allergies are often a problem for dogs, so more attention needs to be paid to their environment and nutrition.

Summary

The Great Pyrenees begins life as a small ball of white fluff, but grows to a 100-pound puppy that is close to three feet by the time they are one year old. These dogs grow up fast!

Even this giant size is not full size and they can grow another 40 to 60 pounds after the first year.

Measuring Tips

Get a measuring tape and prepare your dog! Here are the main measurements you should get:

  • Neck: This is a measurement of the circumference of your dog’s neck. From the base collar, you pull the tape around your dog’s neck. It should be snug but not tight.
  • Height: When measuring your Great Pyr’s height you start from the tip of the shoulder blade known as the withers and go up to the tip of the foot.
  • Chest Circumference: This is the widest part of the chest. The tape measure is pulled around the chest to measure a dog’s chest girth.
  • Length of the body: The length of the body is measured from the base of the neck where the collar sits to the base of the root.