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What does the Great Pyrenees look like?

Overall, these are just 5 cool dogs that look a little like Great Pyrenees.

They mostly look alike because of size, coat color, facial structure and texture. Although they are similar, you may want to check their temperament before you buy to see if they fit your lifestyle and family.

History and Origin

These dogs are known to have ancient ancestry, dating back to around 10-11 thousand years where their ancestors were bred in the Pyrenees to work as herding dogs and help shepherds. Originally considered a working dog owned only by farmers, by 1675 it had been declared the loyal dog of France and they were used by the nobility to guard their estates. In addition to its place of origin, the popularity of this breed spread far and wide, and in the United States it gained fame in 1931, with the initiative of Mrs. Mary Cane. World War II took a toll on their numbers and brought them close to extinction. The efforts of breeders helped them regain their glory and popularity. They have also been credited with developing a number of new breeds such as the Leonberger, St.Bernard and Newfoundland.

The Great Pyrenees are known for their gentle, calm, gentle, patient and loyal demeanor. However, behind the pleasant nature lives a reserved type who is fearless, independent and strong-willed and always fulfills his duties faithfully. Its gigantic size makes it the perfect guardian, eager to protect its family and home to the utmost.

Having said that, however, their possessiveness and protective nature should not be mistaken for aggression. They have an ingrained distrust of strangers and will bark when they sense anything out of the ordinary, a trait that makes them stand out as excellent watchdogs.

Introvert Nature

Because Pyrenees tend to be introverted dogs, they need early socialization and possibly even obedience classes as soon as the puppy is old enough to participate.

You can reward both the dog and the owner to find activities that these dogs love. This stimulation will allow training to progress at a faster rate. Some recommended activities that could enchant the Pyrenees are:


The weight of a standard breed Great Pyrenees is calculated to be about forty-five to seventy-three kilograms for males or thirty-nine to fifty-and two kilos in females. But the weight of any individual dog can change depending on several factors: health, genetics, exercise and diet – as well as the dog’s age.

Based on recommended exercise and recommended diet, a Pyrenean puppy can grow to around eighty kilos! Pyrenees are usually fully grown at eighteen months of age, but they can also gain weight after that.

Size, Proportion, Material:

Size – The height at the withers ranges from 27 inches to 32 inches for dogs and from 25 inches to 29 inches for bitches. A 27 inch dog weighs about 100 pounds and a 25 inch female weighs about 85 pounds. Weight is proportional to overall size and structure.

Proportion – The Great Pyrenees is a balanced dog whose height measured at the withers is somewhat less than the length of the body measured from the shoulder to the extreme projection of the upper thigh (rump). These proportions create a fairly rectangular dog, slightly longer than it is tall. Front and rear angles are balanced.