Real Life Great Pyrenees Stories From Our Visitors

Why do we publish Great Pyrenees stories on our site? There are as many reasons as there are stories. When you read some of these stories you will learn from first-hand accounts by Great Pyr owners what life with a Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog is like.

We also know that many Great Pyr owners are very proud of their dogs. That's true, isn't it? Don't you love to share your experiences with anyone who will listen? If you own a Great Pyr and have a story or two, or more, to share… this is the place to be.

You don't have to be a member of the club to share your Great Pyr. We have a special section for Club members, in another area of our site so this area is for our visitors from around the world.

Have you adopted one of our Great Pyr rescues? We would love to hear how you and your Great Pyr are doing. This is the place to share your Great Pyrenees stories with us.



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Do you swell with pride whenever you are with your Great Pyr in public? It is almost impossible to take a Great Pyr out in public without drawing attention isn't it?

We are always amazed how people are drawn to these beautiful dogs and are compelled to ask questions about the breed.

Every Pyr owner has wonderful stories to tell about their dog and we bet you are no exception.

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Read Great Pyrenees Stories Submitted By Other Visitors To Our Site

Click on the links below to see some great stories about Great Pyrenees Mountain Dogs. They were all written by other visitors to this page."

Milo is intuitve 
Milo is emotionally aware.intuitive. And kind. I like that he is a good friend Milo is pyrenee x St. Bernard x white Labrador . He is my daughter …

Milo now tells daughter of low or hi blood sugar  
Milo is my daughter , bluebells, service dog . NOW! He taught himself to tell her of high or low blood sugar. So she goes and eats almonds since that …

A New Fan 
We live in the country. Life flows with the rhythm of the natural world around us. It's beautiful and quiet. A new neighbour has moved in across …

Milo the annoying  
Milo discovered how to open the cabinet and his food bin to lay on his side and gobble as fast as he can . And then fall asleep with his head in the food …

Koda -My first Great Pyrenees  
Let the adventure begin !

Hercules ' poor feet! 
Our one year old Pyrenees, Hercules, is a big loveable guy, very active and protective. We live in the country in Tennessee. The terrain can be rocky …

Milos new walk thing carry a stuffed toy in his mouth 
When Milo walks he has a new walk thing. He has to carry a small stuffed toy in his mouth. If no stuffed toy he tries to take the leash in his mouth. …

Milo adjusting to grief , doing well. 
Milo no longer carries kings collar around in his mouth. Which is a good thing a sign of feeling better. He has begun to perk up and act more usual , …

Jack guards Tim 
My Great Pyrenees, Jack, who died 3/1/2014 at 11 years was always amazing me. After taking a roommate into my home my dog, Jack changed his nightly routine. …

Milos sadness his pack mate and hero died  
Our 13 year old dog , king , died. ( Aussie cattle dog x black lab ) . I and Milo and 29 year old daughter ( bluebell ) went to vet. King was suffering …

You would think.... 
Today was another one of those 'huh?' days with our great hairy beast, a.k.a. Gabriel. He asked to go out onto the deck and waited politely for …

Milo one year adoption anniversary. In may 
Milo one year adoption anniversary may 2017 . We've now had him a year. And isn't it nice I'm going to love him more all the time. It's easy he fits …

Milo got bigger taller longer 
Milo the darling got taller by two inches and longer by two inches ( usa ). We got him May 2016. It's now April 2017 . He grew bigger. Milo was a …

Milo winks one eye 
Milo winks one eye he observed it being done by me and my 3 cats . Either he winks first or in response to my wink. It's a big hit at the nursing home …

I learned from the Pyrenees of Ontario club 
Milo i, I misunderstood him , I've been desensitization and it's going well. He is not not mean on command . And he never was , isn't that great! He is …

Milo , why did previous owner teach him to be mean on commmand  
Milo, on command will be mean or bark and will stop on command also. Why would anyone teach this to him ? I can't figure out what purpose there would …

Milo and when I whistle  
Milo heard whistling on Andy Griffith tv show. Milo may have been taught to bark horribly and most ferociously deep and scary loud . He heard whistling …

Milos fluffy undercoat disappeared 
Milos fur has changed his soft fluffy undercoat fell out in great clumps and sheets it is just gone. Is this usual ? . It is march here in northern …

Milo is my buddy 
He's my very very best friend . Milo when we got him was " on guard " all the time and not much my friend . And now he is my buddy. We've had him my very …

Milo was a runt  
Milo 1/2 pyr part St. Bernard and smidge white lab . We are his third family he is 2 years and two months old we got him when he was 18 months old. …

Milo was taught before I got him 
Milo part great pyr part St. Bernard and smidge white lab . Arge 2 years two months. We got him when he was 18 months . We are his third family When …

Mama it's a polar bear  
In a park my 1/2pyr dog Milo on a lseach a preschool age child . Yells ma ma it's a polar bear. And after introductions. She sez mama I'm petting a polar …

Protect your Pyr from your vet... 
I lost my girl Nov. 1, 2016. She was my friend and companion for seven years. I took her to her regular vet for a 'routine' check-up and teeth cleaning. …

I was chosen! 
We got our first Pyr, Bear, from the Local SPCA. My cousin was volunteering there and he called to tell my wife and I about a German Shepherd puppy that …

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Stacey 
My Pyr Name Stacey, she bad.

Cause and affect 
I have never been a supporter of raw food diets, but I believe every owner should do what is best for his or her dog. But two days ago my wife's friend …

Shedding 
So I've found this brush called the Furminator. Seems to work very well maybe even better than any brush that I've used. Somethings I have the feeling …

Milo 1/2 pyre helps daughter thru seizure , he's adopted only 2 hours , event  
Milo teaches himself . I had only had Milo in our family about 2 hours when this event happened. I went to rescue shelter with my daughter …

Anakin 
I take Anakin out on walks every other night and tonight was no different. We typically hit the streets no later than 7pm to make it back in by 8:30pm. …

I will eat you... unless you are in my pack.  
I found Cali through an online ad, listing her as a "farm dog" who didn't want to farm anymore. She was 1.5 when we got her, as a single mom with 2, I …

New Sherrif in town 
Well it has been 7 or eight months since Maximoose decided to join us. After the loss of big Beau the Moose kinda just found me and needed to be here. …

The night LaKota saved my life 
I had spent many years with my beautiful, goofy Pry. Everyone used to say he was dumb as a rock. I didn't argue with them, I had never seen anything to …

Got my baby 
Two days ago I brought home my first Pyrenees. First thank you all for the great information it was very helpful in my search. After about a week I found …

Bring home the gold! 
I had never bought a dog before, I always adopted and though Beau was a great service dog. The price of service dog training has totally sky rocketed. …

Ready to commit 
OK so I have done my research and I am now sure I am ready for my great Pyrenees. I have had other large breeds and I know I will provide a good home. …

Follow up to When a Door closes a Window opens 
Here is a picture of BEAR today.

Guidance and clearifcation. 
I have long been a huge fan of this site. All you guys do for the rescue dogs and all the great information on this very royal breed. Of late I am a bit …

Pyrenees may be massive but the're not mastiffs 
For 5 years or so I have been chasing more information on the meaning of lupomossoloid. Finely I found someone who really seemed to know. I went to …

Not always Showtime 
One thing I have noticed about many of the posts that are on this page is they have to do with small imperfections in our dogs. l. I think it is important …

Happiness is..... 
My husband and I have had many dogs over the years, and all of them have added to our family's emotional life in their own way. So, we thought we had …

Protecting our little son 
Nisha has been our wonderful Pyr for 11 1/2 years. 27 months ago, our little boy was born and in turn, so was a new Pyr. You see, Nisha instinctively took …

Superman 2 - Maximoose and Nava join the family! 
Before I introduce our new family I want to thank everyone involvoled with this site for champion a wonderful breed and being do active in supporting …

The return of super man or how Beau led me to him! 
As most of you regulars know I lost big Beau a while ago ( my super dog and service dog). After his loss as I explained the search for a new service …

Loki and Freya (LuAnna) 
Hello again. Loki and Freya have been on the move again. They are now in Manitoba enjoying seeing for miles. We moved in July and both dogs enjoyed …

Dirty Dog Forever 
Zeke is not a dog. He is a pampered pet and my baby. He has had only two baths his entire life. One was in the tub and the other outside last year. I have …

Misha the Sugar Bear of Hope  
My mom and I have an old lab rescue who used to be her service dog. My husband and I have our Rottie/pit rescue. With my 10 year old autistic son and …

When a Door closes a Window opens 
Having been the owner of large breed dogs such as the German Shepherd and Alaskan Malamute, I am quite aware of the those breeds that serve and those …

I lost my Superman  
I have written about big beau (my service dog) a few times before on this site. Seven weeks ago we were at the vet and he had just had a little growth …

It's a what??? 
We ADORE our Pyr...cannot say that enough. At 9 mos. his enthusiasm for just about everything is boundless. He's just an amazing, happy boy and a joy to …

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funny way to break in a leather collar 
About 2 months ago there was a guy at the pet expo selling the most beautiful collars. But he did not have one big enough for Beau. He said he could make …

The lion roar. 
Spring is in the air. The wildlife is stirring and coming out of hibernation. Our fluffy Great Pyr wonder dog Gabriel is 7 months old now, and fearless …

The jumping has started 
Hi, writing in about Harley our 5 month old Pyr. He has started to jump up on us, he seems to take a special delight in coming up behind you and jumping …

AMAZING 
Our journey into Pyr parenthood began when we realised our 2yr old rescue Patches, needed a canine buddy. Patch is unlike any other dog who has shared …

He fetches! 
After 12 years together, and three small mixed breed rescues, my husband (a devout non-dog person when we met LOL) finally agreed to a Pyr. We went looking …

Cascade and the Cougar 
I have an awesome Great Pyr named Cascade Ranger. We usually call him Ranger. Well, a long time ago I was hiking with my dad and we heard growling in the …

Kiya, the chatterbox. 
Kiya is our 11 week old Great Pyrenees puppy, and even though she is so young, she very clearly already has a distinct personality. Kiya is the most fun, …

To drool or not to Drool and how to tell if they will 
There seems to be a lot of concern about Drooling and Great Pyrenees, not all great Pyrenees are droolers. Before giving my thoughts on avoiding …

The PYR Who Got Away 
Back in the mid-eighties, I stopped by a shelter in Ft. Myers, Florida. I already had a couple of good dogs (mixed Boxer Lab cross and a purebred Boxer) …

Buttercup is no second banana 
Before I share my story I want to say I have searched the web for years getting all the information I could about this breed and I can say this is by …

Sharing my hero and best friend 
Beau is on these pages sharing the story of being my service dog. I just want to share him as part of the wonderful and special breed that he is. As you …

The Great White Ninja Dog 
I posted Yuki's story earlier and I thought I would follow up with another story, since she is truly an amazing dog. Miss Katie Fluff the Corgi died this …

No one owns a Pyr 
One day my family and I were driving down a divided highway and saw a huge white dog standing in the median looking like it was lost and hungry. We were …

Allie the Therapy dog 
I was a volunteer at our local animal shelter and walked the dogs 3 days a week. I immediately saw this big, dirty white dog in a large cage with a huge …

Dice, The Dog that won me over... 
Well, it starts with a Newfoundland named Daisy. She belonged to my girlfriend, and I was not an animal person. Daisy had accidents, it bothered me because …

Major, My Gentle Giant  
My beautiful Great Pyr, Major, is 10 today. He came to live with me 3 years ago after my Yellow Lab died. I had a Great Pyr/Golden Retriever mix as a …

Alba, the new addition! 
When I lived at home with my parents, one of the people in the neighborhood would walk their dog every night, and I always remember being enchanted by …

White Lion in Dog Suit Teach's a Real Lion a Lesson 
We just got two 5 year old Prys that kept leaving the kennel cage they were kept in for 5 years and going way down the road to protect the neighbor's chickens. …

Willingly 
Roman is walked daily for at least an hour, maybe a couple times a day weather permitting. He lives for his walks with us... But for trust training... …

mr bojangles 
bo bo is our second amazing pyr

The Christmas Pyr 
We were out at the in-law's house for Xmas 2013. On Xmas Eve, we went to the local Cabela's and out front there were two people selling puppies...a young …

Buddy! 
This is Roman's neighbour "Buddy" and have been his buddy for however long Roman has been with us since puppyhood... And this is the way Roman plays …

Winter Storm #Pax and Roman "Good boy!" 
Roman and his family got slammed this winter by #pax plus other storms on top of that... We got 2 feet at least from Pax alone and with the snow drift …

Big Beau is my right leg! 
7 years ago I had a bad I injury and lost most of the use of my right foot and had lost last of it to a amputation. I had just got Beau a year before …

Our Brutus is again confusing 
I posted the story of our Brutus here a few weeks ago. Well, now we are confused once again. We took our young grandkids that live with us to Disneyworld …

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Tis' the seasons... 
Tis the seasons again! Wishing everyone here & all you Pyr lovers a happi & wonderful holiday seasons, into an awesome new year. Just a little update …

So Smart! 
Our first pyr was a revelation. We had a lab mix when we adopted her and thought we had a good handle on training. Our breeder was excellent at giving …

Brutus 
My wonderful Brutus is what I call a "mess". He is 150 lbs. of confusion to me sometimes. I knew nothing about this breed of dog until he adopted us …

Aslan has a new girlfriend Misty! 
Okay I have already shared a couple of stories of Aslan (his mom was lab and daddy a Great Pyr). Anyhow, we live in Vavenby and met a guy who also had …

Where did the steak go? 
A college age friend of ours was driving down a two lane road in rural Alabama several months ago. She happened to look up in the woods and saw several …

Amazing memories. 
Ask hubby if Roman is one of the best dog he ever known... the answer would be a solid "yes". (Except the many stories here of course... Roman haven't …

Nellie saved my bacon! 
I took Nellie in when her original owners could no longer keep her. She had been raised on a small farm with minimal livestock, but she had always been …

Ring the bell, ring the bell! 
Ok... so I got the idea some time back from the GPforum to teach Roman to ring the bell to be "let out". I showed Roman one time... then my cat Pepper …

Oh! My Dog! 
Well... an update again... at almost 9 month ol' now. Roman my great pyr do have a really bad chewing habit ever since we got him. He loves shoes …

Aslan my gentle giant! 
Well, I finally have internet and now a whole year of Aslan's life has gone by. It's been an adventure to say the least. We had to travel to Prince …

Aslan my gentle giant! 
I have spoken a year ago about getting my great Pyr Pup, he is still a pup so to speak but not size wise. He is an amazing dog. Tolerant of my son, our …

The Great, the Connoisseur, the Ladies' man. 
What inspires us to come up with the name that goes with that very special pup in our hearts??? Bringing back our special Pyr that 4 months ago, took …

Pyr patience 
Just another inspiration from yesterday's event. Roman my pyr has been tested his mettle since day one... his almost 7 hrs (one way) loooong car ride …

Masters NOT slaves. 
A truly intelligent species doesn't necessary mean a "blind obedience" (per me). We are a family newly owned (2 months only) by our belove great …

The Polar Bear 
Can you bear another Maddie story? A new family with young children moved into one of the houses behind us. We are on quite a slope so the houses have …

Maddie the wonderful Nanny 
Ever since we first decided to get a Great Pyrenees I have been reading this site, laughing over the Frank stories and others. So I decided to tell you …

Memphis he's now almost 2  
It's been about a year and a half that Memphis has been with our family. He's now totally one of the family and has worked hard to earn that spot. He …

My sole mate and best friend 
Bella, It broke our hearts to leave u and we tried to so hard to get u hear, sadly to no avail. We miss u dearly and hope ur new home is one that will …

My love for my Pyr! 
First of all, I'd like to say I love my Pyr and wouldn't give him up for the world. I took my Pyr from his first owner when he was 1 year old. He was somewhat …

Oakley, Unexpected 
Orion, our rescued Brittany, had crossed the Bridge from lymphoma at the age of 13.5 on May 23, 2010. He had the classic Brittany temperment: sweet, people-pleasing, …

Frank Crosses the "Border" Line - a Not so Perfect Pyr story 
Frank has had a couple of “aggression incidents” in the last two weeks. Perhaps some of the GPCSO Pyr lovers can shed some light on what is going on with …

Frank's Pyr "Prescription" 
My female Pyr will be 7 years old in August. I have gotten to know her pretty well since she became part of our family back in 2006, but every once in …

Sad Tales 
My Great Pyr was the best dog I have ever had. I have grown up and lived my life wtih dogs. Tucker was one in a million. People always stopped to …

ella enchanted 
The night I meet Ella, she was four months old. She had been bought from a local farmer as a toy for the couple’s young child. When she grew, as pyrs …

Diesel and Duchess 
It all began with having to put down our Akita/Collie and looking for another dog that would have the temperament and attention getting looks. Found nationalpyr.org …

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Just sharing my magnificent Pry Riley 
Thought I would share this pic... yes he is regal and he is gorgeous... and yes he knows it! Mine is not really a story but a tribute to my beautiful …

Memphis pictures first year 2011 
Here he is, and as some of you so kindly stressed, he is getting so much better day by day. Regards to all, and best of luck with YOUR Great Pyr!!! Marg …

Great Pyrenees - Wonderful family dogs! 
The other evening, sort of late afternoon, me, the wife, and kiddos were relaxing and watching some movies. Surprising enough, the front door had just …

Heidi's new home 
We recently adopted a beautiful 10 month old great Pyr.I wasn't to sure of the breed, but learned very quickly!!! She is the best addition to our family …

Frank the Guardian Dog 
Not long after Papa passed away in March a wee "rescue" came into our lives. Nana showed up one Sunday afternoon with the neglected and unkempt little …

Memphis - We're learning together.... 
Just thought I would share our experience so far, with our 6 month old part bred Great Pyrenees puppy, Memphis. Although he is part bred, after seeing …

Frank's Farewell..... 
When we first brought 13-week-old “France” the Great Pyrenees pup home, Nana and Papa welcomed her with mixed emotions. Although adorable, our new puppy …

Courage at its Peak 
We are John and Myrna Passons and are the proud owners of Major and Kiowa Passons both 3 years old. Our story with our Pyrs is as follows. John and …

Gus' Belly Ache 
Ah the Christmas holidays. Time to head out of town and visit our elderly parents. We kenneled our boy at his favorite boarding kennel with his "Uncle …

Frank.....Revisited..... 
I have taken a self imposed sabbatical from writing "Frank" stories. I innocently started off several months ago, sharing lighthearted glimpses into my …

I'm missing Capi :( 
I'm from morocco. I had a beautiful Pyr "Capi" but its not my own, I was just taking care of him for my friend... I full in his love but my friend took …

THE CLAP OF THUNDER CAPER 
I have a fear of thunderstorms. Darkening skies make me anxious. I even nag my husband to not go out in them. Of course he does not listen. When …

Watchdog 
We lost our beloved rescue Pyrenees Asti (Spumonte) last September at 10 1/2. He was 140 lbs. of grace and gentleness with a courageous heart. We had many …

Frank and the Big Mac Attack 
Owning a Great Pyrenees Dog as a pet, I am often reminded of her innate need to GUARD what she believes is “hers.” Frank, like all Great Pyrs, is quite …

"Spring is in the air...so is the HAIR" 
"Spring is in the air"...and so is the HAIR! If you have a Great Pyr then you can relate. Last year it started in April; this year its mid May. …

Love at First Pyr  
My first encounter with a Great Pyrenees was over ten years ago in Peterborough, Ontario. I was visiting one of the city's parks with my one year old …

The Day Bear Bear Came Home 
My husband and I adopted Bear Bear last year. The ride home was interesting because we were in a small car and Bear, I think, decided that he would like …

A Really BAD IDEA... 
Our Great Pyrenees is a true “pack dog”. There have been a few times when Frank, a 3 year old female, has tried to vie for my position as Alpha Female. …

Training Frank... by Hand 
We spent about 2 years researching before we made the decision to get a female Great Pyrenees. We had a female German Sheppard who made it to 16.5 years …

About Town with Frank 
Has this ever happened to you? You go out for a short walk around the neighbourhood with your Great Pyr and you are gone for over an hour. The actual …

Fearless Frank and the Midnight Intruders 
We are fortunate to own a beautiful 3 year old female Pyr. Her name is France, but we call her Frank. We live in a nice quiet neighbourhood with a fully …

Everyone Needs A Hero 
We lost our German shorthaired pointer two months ago. I kept saying I had a hole in my heart that only another dog was going to fill. My husband and …

Kali and Mandy - Great Pyrenees Mountain Dogs 
I absolutely love both of our Great Pyrenees! They have completely opposite personalities, but get along pretty good. I try to walk them every day. …

Gus Goes to Market 
We live in the Ottawa area and we are blessed to have a Farmers' Market a short 15 minute drive away in the village of Carp. I say we are blessed because …

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    Dec 10, 17 12:26 PM

    Please can anyone help. We have a 5 year old great Pyrenees who started loosing hair on tail about year and half ago and vet said she was fine. However

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    Dec 08, 17 05:47 AM

    Hello, Shiloh Journey is our amazingly sweet, funny and beautiful Great Pyrenees. She will be one year old on January 17. We have 18 acres and she has

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    My Great Pyrenees male dog's eyes started weeping. No change in diet. He is otherwise healthy according to two vets who've seen him.

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    We just adopted an 8 week old Pyr and keep hearing conflicting reports regarding puppy food - we had decided on either Orijen (for large breed puppies

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    Nov 30, 17 04:01 PM

    My daughter and I were watching TV, when our Great pyrenees, Athena, who is 5 months old now, started growling at our other dog, (but in a playful matter),

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