Great Pyrenees dog breed

Great Pyrenees breed description

Great Pyreneess are hardworking and are excellent as a guard dog. They are the market's best burglar alarm!

This breed are characterized by high IQ in relation to many other dog breeds. Mental exercise should therefore be included in the daily activities.

Great Pyreneess sheds, but less than many other breeds. Although frequent grooming of the coat is not strictly necessary, it contributes to the dog's overall well-being and prosperity.

Great Pyreneess are often referred two as a dog for the more experienced, and some owners claim they can be challenging to train with. This dog breed are often focused in what it is doing, and easy to deal with. Like all dogs, dogs of this breed will need their daily walks. This dog breed have a great need for exercise, it will be best if the person responsible for the dog are active as well.

Some dogs can be a bit reserved and skeptical strangers, but there exists considerable variation within the breed. Although aggression toward other dogs is not characteristic of the breed, such individual characteristics occur. The breed is considered child friendly but generalization here can be adversely. Young children should never be left alone with dogs. Some argue that children-friendly dog breeds don't exist, and in many ways that is a valid point. This breed bears little resemblance to the strong predatory instincts of their distant ancestor, namely the wolf. It has been argued that they drool much, so avoid this breed if you think this may be a problem (a human problem that is, the dogs are fine!).

The great pyrenees can be a bit uncomfortable in warmer climates. This hardy winter dog can handle low temperatures without any problem.

The dog's appearance: A great pyrenees is a one of the larger dog breeds, longhaired, with a robust body type, hanging ears, comparatively long feet, hanging tail, and many would probably mention the good looks as well.

Disorders: The health problems for great pyreneess depends on the dog's lines and breeding and also depends on the breeder. They can include hip dysplasia, eyelid problems, bloat, hypothyroidism, ordinary diseases and other health problems in dogs.

Good to know about the dog: The great pyrenees were first bred in France. Expected age will vary, but anything from 9 to 10 years is normal. This dog breed is highly popular and easy to find in classified ads and even in animal shops. Great Pyreneess were initially bred for guarding sheep and living with the flock. The breed have other names as well, such as pyrenean mountain dog, chien de montagne des pyrénées.

Great Pyrenees group: American Kennel Club places this dog breed in the group «working dogs». United Kennel Club files this dog breed in the category «guardian dog». Great Pyrenees have been approved by F.C.I. and their dog breed list as #137 in section «molossoid dogs» (2.2) in the group «pinscher and schnauzer, molossoid dogs, swiss mountain and cattle breeds» (registered 2001-03-13).

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