Home
  • Great pyrenees
  • Canaan dog
  • Cardigan welsh corgi
  • Cavalier king charles spaniel
  • Chihuahua
  • Chesapeake bay retriever
  • Black russian terrier
  • Bloodhound
  • Border collie
  • Border terrier
  • Borzoi
  • Boston terrier
  • Bouvier des flandres
  • Boxer
  • Briard
  • Brittany dog
  • Brussels griffon
  • Bull terrier
  • Bulldog
  • Bullmastiff
  • Cairn terrier
  • Beagle dog
  • Bearded collie
  • Beauceron
  • Bedlington terrier
  • Belgian malinois
  • Belgian sheepdog
  • Belgian tervuren
  • Bernese mountain dog
  • Bichon frise dog
  • Black and tan coonhound
  • Bluetick coonhound
  • Boykin spaniel
  • Cane corso
  • Cesky terrier
  • Entlebucher mountain dog
  • Finnish lapphund
  • Icelandic sheepdog
  • Leonberger
  • Norwegian lundehund
  • Redbone coonhound
  • Vizsla dog
  • Weimaraner
  • Welsh springer spaniel
  • Welsh terrier
  • West highland white terrier
  • Whippet dogs
  • Wirehaired pointing griffon
  • Xoloitzcuintli
  • Yorkshire terrier dogs
  • Treeing walker coonhound
  • Smooth fox terrier
  • Soft coated wheaten terrie
  • Spinone italiano
  • Staffordshire bull terrier
  • Standard schnauzer
  • Sussex spaniel
  • Swedish vallhund
  • Tibetan mastiff
  • Tibetan spaniel
  • Tibetan terrier
  • Kai ken dog
  • Karelian bear dog
  • Kishu ken dog
  • Kooikerhondje dog
  • Lagotto romagnolo
  • Mudi dog
  • Norrbottenspets dogs
  • Perro de presa canario
  • Peruvian inca orchid
  • Schipperke dog
  • Scottish deerhound
  • Scottish terrier
  • Sealyham terrier
  • Shetland sheepdog
  • Shiba inu dog
  • Shih tzu dogs
  • Siberian husky
  • Silky terrier dog
  • Skye terrier dog
  • Poodle dog
  • Portuguese water dog
  • Pug dog
  • Puli dog
  • Pyrenean shepherd
  • Rhodesian ridgeback
  • Rottweiler dog
  • Saint bernard dog
  • Saluki dog
  • Samoyed dog
  • Miniature schnauzer
  • Neapolitan mastiff
  • Newfoundland dog
  • Norfolk terrier dog
  • Norwegian buhund
  • Norwegian elkhound
  • Norwich terrier
  • Nova scotia duck tolling retriever
  • Old english sheepdog
  • Otterhound dog
  • Kuvasz
  • Labrador retriever
  • Lakeland terrier
  • Lhasa apso
  • Maltese
  • Manchester terrier
  • Mastiff
  • Miniature bull terrier
  • Miniature pinscher
  • Chinese crested
  • Chinese shar pei
  • Chow chow
  • Clumber spaniel
  • Cocker spaniel
  • Collie
  • Curly coated retriever
  • Daschund
  • Dalmatian
  • Dandie dinmont terrier
  • French bulldog
  • German pinscher
  • German shepherd
  • German shorthaired pointer
  • German wirehaired pointer
  • Giant schnauzer
  • Glen of imaal terrier
  • Golden retriever
  • Gordon setter
  • Great dane
  • Irish terrier
  • Irish water spaniel
  • Irish wolfhound
  • Italian greyhound
  • Japanese chin
  • Papillon dog
  • Parson russell terrier
  • Pekingese dog
  • Pembroke welsh corgi
  • Keeshond dog
  • Kerry blue terrier
  • Komondor
  • Greater swiss mountain
  • Greyhound
  • Harrier dog
  • Havanese
  • Ibizan hound
  • Irish red and white setters
  • Portuguese podengo
  • Portuguese pointer
  • Irish setter
  • Doberman pinscher
  • Dogue de bordeaux
  • English cocker spaniel
  • English foxhound
  • English setter
  • English springer spaniel
  • English toy spaniel
  • Field spaniel
  • Finnish spitz
  • Flat coated retriever
  • Jack russell terrier
  • Pumi
  • Rat terrier
  • Russian toy terrier
  • Schapendoes
  • Sloughi
  • Slovensky cuvac
  • Petit basset griffon vendeen
  • Pharaoh hound
  • Plott hound
  • Pointer dog
  • Polish lowland sheepdog
  • Pomeranian
  • Bergamasco
  • Berger picard
  • Boerboel
  • Bichon bolognese
  • Bracco italiano
  • Spanish mastiff
  • Spanish water dog
  • Stabyhoun
  • Swedish lapphund
  • Thai ridgeback
  • Tosa
  • Treeing tennessee brindle
  • Wirehaired vizsla
  • Affenpinscher
  • Afghan hound
  • Airdale terrier
  • Akita
  • Alaskan malamute
  • Small dogs
  • Large dogs
  • Big dogs
  • Medium dog breed
  • Smartest dog breed
  • Mixed dog breed
  • Calm dog breed
  • Rare dog breed
  • Fighting dog breed
  • Working dog breed
  • Hovawart
  • Non shedding dog breed
  • Teacup dogs
  • Aidi Dog
  • Airedale Terrier
  • Akbash Dog
  • Akita Inu
  • Alangu Mastiff
  • Alano Dog
  • Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
  • Alaskan Klee Kai
  • American Bully
  • American Eskimo Dog
  • Alaunt
  • Alopekis
  • Alpine Dachsbracke
  • American Alsatian
  • American Akita
  • American Foxhound
  • Antebellum Bulldog
  • Ariege Pointer
  • Armant
  • Artois Hound
  • Bergamasco Shepherd
  • Berner Laufhund
  • Billy
  • Blackmouth Cur
  • Blue Lacy
  • Catahoula Cur
  • Cesky Fousek
  • Chinook
  • Cierny Sery
  • Hokkaido
  • Jagdterrier
  • Koolie
  • Kuri Dog
  • Broholmer
  • Landseer Dog
  • Lowchen Dog
  • Lundehund Dog
  • Mcnab Dog
  • Andalusian Podenco Dog
  • Abruzzenhund
  • Cretan Hound
  • Dakotah Shepherd
  • Danish Broholmer
  • Dingo
  • Drever
  • Dunker
  • East Russian Coursing Hound
  • East Siberian Laika
  • English Coonhound
  • Entlebucher Sennenhund
  • English Pointer
  • Estonian Hound
  • Eurasier
  • Farm Collie
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • French Brittany Spaniel
  • French Spaniel
  • German Hunt Terrier
  • German Longhaired Pointer
  • German Sheeppoodle
  • German Spitz
  • Giant Maso Mastiff
  • Hairless Khala
  • Feist Dog
  • Elo
  • Australian Silky Terrier
  • Azawakh
  • Ba-Shar
  • Bagle Hound
  • Banter Bulldogge
  • Kerry Beagle
  • Greenland Dog
  • Griffon Nivernais
  • Guatemalan Bull Terrier
  • Kai Dog
  • Kanni
  • Karabash
  • Karakachan Dog
  • Karelian Bear Laika
  • Karelo Finnish Laika
  • Karst Shepherd
  • Kemmer Feist
  • King Shepherd
  • Klein Poodle
  • Korean Dosa Mastiff
  • Krasky Ovcar
  • Kromfohrlander
  • Kugsha Dog
  • Kunming Dog
  • Kyi-Leo
  • Labrador Husky
  • Lancashire Heeler
  • Landseer
  • Lapinporokoira
  • Large Munsterlander
  • Larson Lakeview Bulldogge
  • Latvian Hound
  • Levesque
  • Lithuanian Hound
  • Llewellin Setter
  • Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Lucas Terrier
  • Belgian Mastiff
  • Bernedoodle
  • Bernefie
  • Barbet
  • Basenji
  • Afador
  • Affenpoo
  • Ainu Dog
  • Airedoodle
  • Akita Shepherd
  • Alano Espanol
  • Alaskan Husky
  • Biewer
  • Black Norwegian Elkhound
  • Blue Heeler
  • Bocker
  • Boglen Terrier
  • American Eagle Dog
  • American Hairless Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • American Water Spaniel
  • American White Shepherd
  • Anatolian Shepherd Dog
  • Appenzell Mountain Dog
  • Aussiedoodle
  • Australian Bandog
  • Australian Kelpie
  • Australian Labradoodle
  • Australian Retriever
  • Bully Bordeaux
  • Bushland Terrier
  • Cadoodle
  • Canary Dog
  • Canis Panther
  • Caravan Hound
  • Carkie
  • Carlin Pinscher
  • Carolina Dog
  • American Bandogge Mastiff
  • American Bullnese
  • Borador
  • Catahoula Bulldog
  • Cavachon
  • Cavanese
  • Cavapoo
  • Cavestie
  • Chacy Ranior
  • Chesador
  • Chestie
  • Chiweenie
  • Chonzer
  • Boxador
  • Boxapoint
  • Boxerdoodle
  • Boshih
  • Bospin
  • Boston Spaniel
  • Boweimar
  • Border Jack
  • Bordernese
  • Kangal Dog
  • Kangaroo Dog
  • Lapphunds
  • Cockalier
  • Cocker Westie
  • Cockeranian
  • Cojack
  • Cockapoo
  • Bassador
  • Basselier
  • Basset Artesien Normand
  • Basset Bleu De Gascogne
  • Bassetoodle
  • Basston
  • Bassugg
  • Bavarian Mountain Hound
  • Bea-Tzu
  • Beabull
  • Beagleman
  • Beaglier
  • Beago
  • Alusky
  • Best Fighting Dog Breed
  • Bowzer
  • Boxweiler
  • Broodle Griffon
  • Brazilian Terrier
  • Bukovina Sheepdog
  • Buldogue Campeiro
  • Bull Arab
  • Bullador
  • Colonial Cocker Spaniel
  • Copica
  • Corgidor
  • Corillon
  • Corkie
  • Coydog
  • Daisy Dog
  • Roman Cane Corso
  • Blue Cane Corso
  • Italian Mastiff Cane Corso
  • East European Shepherd
  • Corgi
  • Halden Hound
  • Hamilton Hound
  • Hanoverian Hound
  • Harlequin Pinscher
  • Galgo Espanol
  •   Pet Health And Care >>  Dog Breed >>  Great pyrenees  
     

    Great Pyrenees Dog Breed:

    The Great Pyrenees dog is believed to have had its origins in Siberia or Central Asia.



    The breed migrated along with the Aryans into Europe and it’s name is inspired by the south-western mountain range in Europe where they used to guard sheep on the mountain slopes. The Great Pyrenees dog is therefore associated with peasantry, but was also named the court dog in France in the 17th Century. These dogs are intelligent and efficient and can handle any kind of terrain, given their tradition of standing guard over livestock on steep mountain slopes.



    They are faithful and loyal and are an invaluable resource on a farm. The Great Pyrenees dog is very hard working and can work in any kind of weather condition, thanks to its thick protective coat. This thick coat is normally white in color, but may contain traces of colors like gray, tan or badger.



    As the Great Pyrenees puppy gets older, the coat may become thicker and change color if the puppy was not born white.  The Pyrenees dog is suitable for a family as he/she is very adjusting and tolerant. They are however, bred to be independent and to make decisions on their own. As a result, they are not the most obedient of dogs and have to be trained and domesticated early. They tend to become protective of a family or flock, depending on what they are guarding and may behave in a territorial fashion when faced with strangers. The Great Pyrenees dog should be exercised at least once everyday and requires brushing at least once a week.

    Great Pyrenees training should begin at an early stage as this breed of dog is large sized and has a dominating personality. Some basic training should be carried out to avoid problems later, at an adult stage. Though tolerant by nature, make sure that your Great Pyrenees dog is on a leash when you’re taking him/her outdoors. The most important aspect of Great Pyrenees training is that they should never be allowed to jump up on people. On account of their large size, it is advisable to discourage the dog from jumping up when he/she is excited to avoid any accidents. The Great Pyrenees dog is not naturally obedient and may therefore require some positive reinforcement to overcome his/her sense of natural independence. They are a very intelligent species, however, so you can always teach while you are outdoors, allowing the dog to pick up on habits of other dogs. Taking your Great Pyrenees outdoors in a controlled manner also ensures socializing that is essential in his/her training period.

     
      Submitted on November 25, 2009