10 Things Great Pyrenees Are Known For.

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Naturally Protective

The Great Pyrenees was bred as a livestock guardian dog. This gives them the will to protect their owners. Their everlasting loyalty is one solid trait in all Pyrenees.

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Royauté de France

This breed was popularized in France during the Renaissance. They were owned by many French royals. The Great Pyrenees was valued so much for their intense scents of smell and hearing.

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Smarty Pants

These working dogs are very intelligent. They are incredibly observational and catch on quickly to things. There willingness to learn makes them easier to train!

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Gigantic Pups

The Great Pyrenees weighs anywhere from 85 to 140 pounds! They are very large, and their thick luscious coat only adds to their size. They are known as one of the largest mountain dogs.

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Your Mellow Mate

The breed is known to be very calm and patient. This means they are good with kids. Don’t mistake them for easy-going though, they can spring into action in a split second if needed!

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Low Maintenance Coat

Surprisingly, the Great Pyrenees doesn’t require tons of grooming needs. Their double coat is tangle and dirt resistant. Brushing is the only thing you will want to keep up on. This will help with the shedding.

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The Perfect Cuddler

Don’t let these strong beasts fool you, they love snuggling up with their loved ones. There’s plenty of warmth to go around! This breed is especially affectionate and will show you all the time.

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Ancient Pooch

The first known remains of the Great Pyrenees date back to the Bronze Age. We’re talking 1800-1000 BC! Now that’s some serious history. They didn’t appear in the United States until 1824 though.

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Snow White Coat

The breed standard for this pup includes a white or mostly white coat. It is not uncommon to see markings on their coat. Grey, reddish brown, and tan are the most frequently seen colors.

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Great In Cold Climates

Their thick coat helps keep them warm in harsh winter weather. They have a double coat especially for the winter. The usually shed it by spring to lighten up for the warmer months.

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