|A brief history of
the Great Pyrenees:
Bred for centuries to guard sheep in the Pyrenees
Mountains between France and Spain, they also guarded fortresses and
were often left alone for days at a time. In many countries, the breed
is known as the
Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
The coat of the Pyr is mainly white, which can
have grey or badger/tan markings. Surprisingly, their beautiful coat is
easy to maintain; dirt and mud, once dry, is easily brushed
They range in size from 27 inches to 32 inches
at the shoulder for males and 25 inches to 29 inches for females. The
Great Pyrenees has an astonishingly low metabolism. They are not
big eaters. They eat far less than other breeds of comparable
Their temperament and character are truly
remarkable. In nature, the
Great Pyrenees is confident, gentle and affectionate.
dog with dignity, the Pyr has guarded families and flocks for centuries.
Retaining the guarding instinct, the Pyr will protect loved
ones, especially children. Pyr puppies need socializing as all
puppies do, and can be counted on to be friendly and gentle.
Pyrs love to be with
people. They are not an "tie on a rope dog". They require a
fenced yard or an outside run of at least 6 feet by 10 feet. All
Pyrview puppies come with a certified health guarantee. All breeding stock
is x-rayed clear.