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I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Klondike, the beautiful white dog in yesterday’s post, is a Great Pyrenees, also known as a Pyrenean Mountain Dog. I have said for a long time that I would like our next dog to be a Great Pyr, along with a house in the country, more land, lots of chickens and a few goats… and I realized that Great Pyrenees have never been shown. here as gender of the week. WHAT?! And that is.
About the Breed
When listing some of the strongest, defensive and large dog breeds in Europe and the rest of the world, it would be unfair to leave out our furry friend. The Great Pyrenees is loved and known for its independent and protective instincts.
Great Pyrenees have an unmistakable physical appearance of solid white, thick and double-coated fur. They are perfect for large homes with many family members – because of their affection towards children and other family members.
The occasional bath
When your dog is shedding (and this varies from person to person, some shed once a year, others seem to go all the time) getting a «Whip» with teeth 1″ to 1½” long to pull out the loose undercoat.
This can also be the time that a bath helps, as a hot bath does wonders to «blow» a coat and lift it up quickly. While we’re on the subject of bathing, chances are your pet needs a few baths. If he is healthy and well groomed regularly, he will look and smell good and be welcome in your home
No matter how carefully you wash, brush, groom, etc. that the final flower of good health must come from within (see booklet on feeding).
The Great Pyrenees, or Pyrenean Mountain Dog as it is known in Europe, belongs to a group of livestock guarding dogs whose origins can be traced back 10,000 or 11,000 years. some of the earliest known domesticated canines. From their origins in Asia Minor, the predecessors of the Great Pyrenees followed their masters west to the Pyrenees in southwestern Europe around 3,000 BC. Once there, it wasn’t long before their size, strength and herding skills won them the admiration of Basque shepherds who spent their days herding flocks in the high, rugged mountains.
Thanks to the region’s relative isolation, Great Pyrenees evolved alongside other modern dog breeds, rather than originating from them. As a result, the species remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of years.