The Disney movie, Santa Buddies has hit the big screen again for the Christmas Season. And as a result millions of people will see these beautiful dogs... many for the first time. Some of you are probably thinking: “These dogs are so beautiful. I wonder what the breed is?”
We are happy to report that Santa Paws is none other than the Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog. And Puppy Paws? Yes… he too is a Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog puppy. In Europe the breed is referred to as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, as well as Chien de Montagne des Pyrenees.
Beautiful, aren't they? Yes but... BE CAREFUL. These are big (100 to 135 pounds) powerful (they fight off bears and wolves) willful (they have been bred not to follow commands) dogs. They must be kept in an enclosed area or on a leash. They shed and they bark... a lot... even at night. Is that the kind of dog you want?
If so you have come to the right place. Our club and our web site are dedicated to helping the Great Pyrenees breed and their owners, as well as informing potential owners about the unique characteristics of this beautiful, but sometimes demanding dog.
We know these dogs extremely well. We know they make amazing companions. But, they are not for everyone.
We are so happy that Disney has introduced our beautiful breed to you. You may even be considering bringing one into your life. So let’s pick up where Disney left off. Let us help you understand more about our Great Pyrenees Mountain Dogs so you can make a well-informed decision.
Our Great Pyrenees Rescue Team has seen far too many tragic endings. Tragic for the dogs... and tragic for the owners. As rescuers we help fix tragic situations where we can. But we would rather prevent them. And what causes tragic endings? Inadequate research! Can you believe that in the "Information Age" people can still be uninformed? Well it happens.
We are always amazed when we are contacted by people who did not realize that a 130 pound dog is really BIG! And all that talk about shedding was no joke. They shed lots of long white hair. And barking? That is real too. But somehow some people do not actually believe this until they are living with it, or more aptly, until their lives are being overrun by a big, barking, willful, shedding dog.
So avoid a tragic ending. Spend a little time and explore our site. Actually, spend a lot of time on our site. We have lots to share with you. Our club represents hundreds of years of experience with Great Pyrs. And if you have questions, drop us a note using our contact form. We will be happy to answer your questions and share everything we know with you.
Welcome to the wonderful world of the Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog.It’s time to leave Santa Buddies and go explore our site.
May 24, 17 08:16 AM
*UPDATE* We thought sweet Monty had degenerative myelopathy but it turns out that this boy simply had had no muscle tone or endurance as he had been chained
May 23, 17 07:11 PM
how should i introduce this new female to my boy. We just lost our 11 year old female pyrenees who was dominant 2 weeks ago
May 19, 17 02:46 PM
This sweetie, Lakota, a Lab/Pyr mix, was born October 2015 (two- years old). He is a lovely boy who is very sociable, and would love to have an active
May 19, 17 10:41 AM
Photos to come. Duke is to go as a working dog. We haven’t determined his age yet but he is youngish. He loves to watch over his sheep. That is his mission
May 19, 17 06:48 AM
I've seen a few mentions of awkward coat stages, usually referring to adolescent Pyrs. Just wondering what to expect with that - could someone please
May 18, 17 05:36 AM
This beautiful sweetie never made it to our adoptables. She went right into a foster-to-adopt home and, not surprisingly, they fell in love with her. We
May 16, 17 04:47 PM
*ADOPTION PENDING* Umka is a sweetie. She is a two year old full Pyr and wants to be a working dog. She is used to livestock but she will need work, like
May 16, 17 05:46 AM
We sold all our pups and mama is in serious withdrawals-- jumping the fence (which she has never done) and generally looking for them. I'm considering