Animal Stories - Great Pyrenees

Animal-World Information about: Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is bred to guard livestock, but is also used as a sled dog and a rescue dog.
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Marcy - 2011-10-29
We have a one year old great pyrenees named Mochi. He is the sweetest dog but certainly has a mind of his own. I purchased him to be a goat guardian but he prefers to guard the couch. He chews our pillows, steals our laundry and sits on people, the other dogs, cats....This is def my new favorite breed of dog!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-29
    Pyrenes are wonderful totally great dogs/companions. Most likely he will HERD the goats in time and do it quite naturally. For the first year or so, they prefer to herd their humans. Just enjoy and yes, they think they are a lap dog and they can be huge.
  • Espinay - 2014-02-17
    Pyrs are NOT herding dogs. They are guardians. While a flock may move with a Pyr when under threat they do not round up or move their charges the way a herding dog does. They work in a totally different way. To learn more about how livestock guardians work I recommend going to
L.B - 2011-03-09
I looooove great pyrenees. I have one named duddley. He is the clumsiest dog in the world, but the sweetest. One thing about great pyrenees is that they sit on you :), they bark all the time and they never listen to you.

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  • Betina Savoie - 2011-04-18
    Obviously you are the wrong owner for a large dog like that. How do you go out and get a dog and not teach and train him?
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-18
    I love them also. I They eventually grow out of the clumsy stage but mine would fall down and over frequently. They love to be close but they are sure clumsy. Maybe because they grow so fast. Mine never barked a lot. Would there be a reson yours is barking that you can think of? Something in the yard or needs to go out - anything? Mine listened but I also trained them using little pieces of hot dog th basics COME SIT STAY HEEL once they had me trained, we didn't have any problems. Good luck. They are so soft.
  • Mowog - 2011-05-18
    My dog is a 9-month-old GP/Walker coonhound mix. He exhibits mostly GP characteristics. He is bright, calm, and has been easy to train. I must say, he is the clumsiest canine I have ever seen, especially for the first several months, as he would frequently fall down. He is very, very soft and eminently huggable. I have learned that if he barks, I had better go check it out.
  • David - 2011-08-11
    I have found the Great Pyrenees to be gentle, intelligent, obedient, loyal, and all clumsiness gone by four months old. He had six basic commands by nine weeks old. I have had mine since 8 weeks old; he is now three years old, a mere 150 pounds, and owns the security of the sheep flock and the ranch. Barking is nocturnal, when predators are near. No losses here or at any neighbors since he has been here. He is always working unless ordered otherwise. My coming and going is not his problem. Watching him work, day or night - he is Awesome. I believe God shares him with me. Best training is for a Pyr is found in Livestock
    Guardian Dog.
  • tasha fox - 2012-02-24
    I have a GP hound mix and love him to death. He is a gentle giant and has most of the GP in him cuz he loves to sleep and is a couch dog for sure. I go to work eveyday and he guards the house while I'm gone for 9hrs... then when I come home I take him for a walk and he's happy. At midnight after sleeping for a while he will get up and gaurd the house till morning than he goes to sleep when I wake up. The hound in him is crazy for food so he eats very fast so I'm always in the room to watch him so he won't eat so fast he gets sick... but really he is the best dog I have ever had in my life and I've owned a lot of dogs. I also own a border collie/shepherd mix and he's a male as well and they get along very well for 2 males. They look at each other like brothers and when one is not in sight the other dog is looking for him. I love them both very much and whoever said 2 males can't get along is false cuz they do great together. I was very strong minded with both when I got another male. I worked very hard to make them both understand im the pack leader and fighting is not allowed and today the hard work paid off cuz they love eachother.
Riches DeEurope - 2012-01-14
we are a family of great pyr. lovers and have great regard for this large size loving member of the family , loving and kind with children . bright and love to explore . right family member for right person with big heart and correct care for the dog . housedog just a lap dog while family watches tv....great protection to any inknown noise safe and wonderful breed , can't wait to purchase another. wish this one was up for purchase looks like our amber . Best in the world . MrDeEurope

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  • Riches paul DeEurope - 2012-01-14
    hello ,

    good day love looking at this great dog and breed. Any chance with approval buy you we may be able to purchase . If not have others that wil fit into this quality of pyr. this is one great looking bager pyr. with sincere intrest. Mr.DeEurope and family
hollie burnett - 2012-01-03
We have a 3 year old Pyrenees/Akbash named Lillie. We couldnt have asked for a sweeter or more gentle dog. We also have 5 cats and she considers them her 'sheep' and is very protective of them!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-03
    Pyrenes are absolutely great, sweet and loving and soft and cuddly. However, if you don't have something for them to ROUND UP (your kittens) they will round up all the humans in the neighborhood. They are so fun.
Titan - 2011-05-18
We adopted a pup 2 months ago that we named Titan. He is now about 6 months old. He is the 3rd dog we've adopted into our pack this year. Our children are grown, so it's just the 2 of us most of the time. Titan is the most gentle and loving of all 3. He is protective of the house and his family, including his little brother Harley (shepx) and his big sister, Auggie (Plott Hound/Great Danex). All 3 play together very nicely. Our oldest son has 2 Siberians that come over every weekend. Titan gets along with them too. I would highly recommend this breed to any family with just couldn't ask a dog to be more well behaved!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-18
    Sounds like a house full and I love the Pyrenes and Dane.
Amber - 2010-06-24
I have a Pyrenees/Lab mix. She is amazing with kids and other pets, though she has little patience with small puppies. Older dogs and cats are fine, and she thinks our guinea pig is her baby.

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  • Christine - 2010-08-01
    Where did you get your dog?!
    I'm dying to find a great mix with a pyrenees :)

    I live in Canada, Ontario
Angela - 2008-07-03
absolutely beautiful :)