Protecting lives, animals and properties is not the only thing this whitish, cute, majestic, strong build, powerful and elegant breed is known for; this massive and thickly-coated working dog has a whole lot of love to offer also. This breed serves as guardians and watchdogs for homes and farms that have children and other animals. Discover more about our Great Pyrenees puppies for sale below!
The history of the Great Pyrenees breed dates back to around 3000 B.C. at the Pyrenees Mountains (where it got its name). But, according to experts, this breed has been around for as long as eleven thousand years ago (11,000) and its ancestry can be traced to Asia, where they were used by shepherds to watch over their flocks.
The status of the Great Pyrenees became elevated in the 17th century when it was adopted by Dauphin Louis XIV of France and given the position of the Royal Dog of France.
The breed got into the United States of America in the year 1824, when it was introduced into the U.S. soil as a gift to author J.S. Skinner by General Lafayette.
The first thing to be known about this breed is that it is an independent, aggressive and strong-willed dog that has a mind of its own; hence it is important for the owner to engage it in obedience and submission training while treating it with respect and love.
The Great Pyrenees is a very stoic, intelligent, attentive and sensitive breed that reacts to human’s feelings and emotions towards them.
Regardless of this, the Great Pyrenees is a breed with a kind heart; and this is evident in the way it protects and nurtures lives and properties with his whole life. The Great Pyrenees is kind to children and other animals; especially animals that are vulnerable in nature.
The Great Pyrenees is a curious dog who does a lot of loud barking to scare away intruders and alert its owners of trespassers.
Based on its origin and history, the Great Pyrenees is a breed that thrives well in cool weather, therefore, it is expedient that the owners should protect it from heat. Your Great Pyr can stay either inside the house or kept in dog cage outside in the yard.
The Great Pyr breed is a strong and unruly dog that can pose a problem to its owner when it comes to training and exercising; but with consistent and an iron hand, this breed is easily trained. Hence, this breed is not suitable for gentle or timid owners.
The Great Pyr needs more obedience, leash, and socializing training than exercises, therefore the maximum time for exercising a Great Pyr should be 30 minutes walking.
This breed is a double-coated breed with a thick and long outer – coat and a soft undercoat that is self – cleaning; i.e. it doesn’t need washing when it gets muddy, all you need to do is allow it dry and then you brush off the dirt.
The double coat of the Pyr is important to keep it cool during the hot season and warm during the cold season; hence it doesn’t require shaving. The Great Pyr are shedders, so the owners need to brush the coat regularly to remove loose hair.
Also, the nails of the Great Pyr need to be clipped regularly; and the ears and teeth need to be cleaned regularly to prevent infections.
Our Great Pyrenees puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Great Pyrenees puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.
We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Great Pyrenees puppies.
Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Great Pyrenees
What type of dogs are the Great Pyrenees?
They are working dogs. Working dogs are dogs that are more than pet dogs; they learn to help their owners perform activities, especially activities that involve watching and guarding farm animals.
Do Great Pyrenees puppies have the tendency to grow very big?
Of course, Great Pyrenees puppies will most definitely grow very big and can weigh as big as a hundred and sixty (160) pounds.
Are the Great Pyrenees obedient dogs naturally?
No, they are not dogs that listen to commands by default, but they can be obedient if trained accordingly.
Do the Great Pyrenees breed love to roam?
Most definitely, yes! This breed of dogs have been bred to watch over farm animals; hence they always to look over for stray animals.
Are Great Pyrenees destructive?
The Great Pyrenees breed is a breed that has the tendency to be destructive if it is provoked and ignored for too long a time. if for any reason you need to be away from your Pyr for a long time, kindly put it in a crate inside the house or in a dog house outside in the yard.
In addition, Pyr are chewers; they love to chew on anything they see, so you need to keep your valuables away from the reach of your Pyr.
How should I feed my Great Pyr?
Feeding your Pyr is depended on the size, age and weight of your breed, but the required amount of dog food you should feed your Pyr is at least 3 cups of dry dog’s food, both in the morning and at night.
What health challenges does the Great Pyr suffer from?
The health issues that Great Pyrenees suffers from include bloating, obesity, patellar luxation, cataracts, entropion, lymphoma, degenerative myelopathy, and bone cancer.
What is the lifespan of a Great Pyr?
The lifespan of a Great Pyr is 10 to 11 years.
Can I cuddle my Great Pyr?
Why not? The Great Pyr breed is an expressive breed that loves to cuddle, but it also has the tendency of having mood swings, hence be cautious of when your Great Pyr starts acting up during your cuddle time.
Can I play fetch with my Pyr?
The Great Pyr is not a fan of fetch but can play tumble in the hay with you.