Great Pyrenees Club of Canada
Club du Chien Montagne des Pyrenees du Canada
About Great PyreneesThe Great Pyrenees is a large livestock guardian dog. Males are 28-32" at the shoulder. They weigh 90-125 pounds. Females are 85-125 pounds. They have a coat of long, white guard hairs, and a dense warm undercoat. Some Great Pyrenees are all white. Others are white with coloured markings. Both versions are correct. The markings may be tan, brown, grey-brown, or even reddish-brown.
Throughout history, Great Pyrenees have guarded sheep in the Pyrenees Mountains of Southern France. They may have originally come from Central Asia,and are related to other flock guardian breeds, such as the Italian Maremma, the Turkish Akbash, the Polish Tatra, the Hungarian Kuvasz and Komondor, and the Anatolian Shepherd.
Today some Great Pyrenees still work on farms and ranches. Others are family companions.
Factors to consider if you want a Great Pyrenees.
Last Update October 3 2011
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