Great Pyrenees Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Great Pyrenees is that they are devoted, calm, well mannered, courageous, obedient, gentle, affectionate, stubborn, and independent.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog does well with children provided they are raised with them from puppyhood.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 10 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 85 to 100 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia and skin problems in hot weather.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog as they prefer the outdoors. Shedding is heavy once per year, but brush daily to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. This breed of dog prefers cold weather due to its heavy coat.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $750+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless they are abused or neglected. However, they will be protective if the need arises.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog and guard dog.

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