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Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees

Country of Origin: Europe

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An ancient breed, the Great Pyrenees’ remains were found in fossil deposits from the Bronze Age, around 1800 to 1000 B.C. French royalty were fond of the Great Pyrenees, adopting him as a French court dog in the 17th century.

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Size Large
Colour White or white with markings that are gray, badger, reddish brown, or tan
Coat Length Medium Long
Weight/Height Range Height: males - 27 to 32 inches at the withers (69 - 82cm), females - 25 - 29 inches at the withers (64 - 74cm). Weight: males - 100 to 130 pounds (46 - 59kg), females - 85 - 120 pounds (39 - 55kg)
Ailments Common ailments: Bone Cancer, Bones (Developmental) - Hip dysplasia, Bones (Developmental) - OCD, Cardiovascular (Acquired) - Dilated cardiomyopathy, Epilepsy, Eye - Entropion, Eye - Glaucoma, Lymphocytic Thyroiditis, Oesophagus - Megaoesophagus, Stomach - Gastric dilation (Bloat)

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Although affectionate with his family, the breed can be territorial, aggressive toward other dogs and reserved with strangers.

Energy Medium
Suitability for Children High
Overall Exercise Requirement Moderate
Suitability as a Guard Dog Medium

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Considerable, thick double coat that sheds year-round.

Amount of hair shed Heavy
Avg. 4.3 / Ratings: 7

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