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Training &Temperament

The breed should be exercised daily on leash or in a fenced area. New owners should be prepared for barking, especially at night. Training is simply a matter of teaching your dog those basic manners that make it a pleasant pet and companion. The first rule is discipline, and it must be firm, consistent, and immediate. Do not let the fact that the pup is cute and cuddly deter you from firm insistence of the rules. When it weighs 100+ pounds, he is not going to be cute, and you may no longer be able to enforce those rules physically. A dog is by nature a pack animal. It looks for a leader and if you regard yourself as its leader and enforce it, the dog will accept your discipline. Decide upon your needs and rules before the pup arrives, and do not ever allow the pup to violate them without firm consequences. Do not ever allow your pup or adult dog to put its teeth on any human being for any reason. This definitely includes puppy chewing play. Correct such behavior immediately. Also, do not allow adults or children to engage the pup in rough games such as wrestling or to get down on the floor at the pup's level to play. Both of these things encourage dominance in the dog.

  • Children

    Yes

    95% agree

  • Other Pets

    Yes

    95%agree

  • Training

    Yes

    89% agree

  • Time Alone

    Yes

    87% agree

Did You Know?

Called Le Grande Chien des Montagnes ("the big dog of the mountains"), Le Chien des Pyrenees ("the dog of the Pyrenees"), or, as he is known in most places in England and the Continent, the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

Dog of French royalty and nobility and working associate of the peasant shepherds high on the slopes of the Pyrenees Mountains.

Remains of the Pyrenees breed are found in the fossil deposits of the Bronze Age (1800-1000 BC).

Believed that the Pyrenees breed came originally from Central Asia or Siberia and followed the Aryan migration into Europe.

The Pyrenees was adopted as a French court dog in the 17th century.

The first pair of Great Pyrenees were brought to the United States in 1824 by General Lafayette for his friend, J. S. Skinner.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.

Colors

Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
White 199

Markings

Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Badger Markings 001
Gray Markings 028
Reddish Brown Markngs 040
Tan Markings 012