Top 12 Great Pyrenees Questions Revealed Here

When you are out with your dog, Great Pyrenees questions are the rule of the day. There is no doubt that big dogs draw lots of attention. Club members tell us, that whenever they are with their Great Pyrenees Mountain Dogs and are meeting people who are familiar or unfamiliar with the breed, there tends to be a lot of interest and… a lot of questions, particularly from those meeting a Great Pyr for the first time.

Great Pyrenees questions tend to follow a certain pattern, and over time a “Top Twelve” list has emerged. And it really doesn’t matter where you are.

We take our Great Pyr, Gus to the Carp Farmers Market, near Ottawa, every Saturday where he is met by hundreds of people and yes, just like Club members in Southern Ontario and elsewhere, these are the Great Pyrenees questions that we are most often asked.

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So, since everyone wants to know about these big dogs, you may want to know as well.

Drum roll… as David Letterman would say: “Here are the Top Ten Most Often Asked Questions About The Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog.” But wait! We will do even better than that! Here are the Top TWELVE Most Often Asked Great Pyrenees Questions.

12. Look… he has extra toes on his back feet! What are they all about?

11. Is it a lot of work to keep his coat clean?

10. How are they at obedience work?

9. How long do these big dogs live?

8. What were they used for?

7. Are they good with kids?

6. Do they drool like that all the time?

5. Do they need lots of space and exercise?

4. Do they shed a lot?

3- How much do they weigh?

2. How much do they eat? Betcha big dogs like that eat you out of house and home!

1. Is that (a) a Saint Bernard (b) a white Newfoundland (c) a small horse (d) a Polar Bear?

Now of course, all good Great Pyrenees questions deserve good answers...


...and the answers to those Great Pyrenees questions are:

12. The Great Pyrenees has double dewclaws on his back feet and single dewclaws on his front feet. These dewclaws must not be removed and the dog cannot be shown if they are. It is believed that the double dewclaws help the Great Pyr maintain stability when working in rough, hilly terrain and also provide a snowshoe effect in deep snow. It is important to keep all nails trimmed regularly to avoid nails growing into pads.

11. The Great Pyr has a double coat. The outside layer has long, straight or slightly wavy hair while the undercoat is a soft down which protects these big dogs from water, cold and to some degree, heat. Brushing once or twice a week is all that is required since the dirt falls out of the hair as it dries… these are “self cleaning” dogs. The undercoat has to be slicker brushed and combed weekly to prevent matting, and particularly during the spring and fall as the dog “blows” coat.

10. On their home turf, the Pyrenees Mountains, Pyrs were often left alone with their shepherds for days in the mountain meadows, guarding their livestock. As a result, Pyrs think for themselves, a trait which is often mistaken for stubbornness or lack of intelligence. Nevertheless, these big dogs often finish with top marks in obedience classes, knowing the routines inside and out, though they are very selective about when THEY want to do them.

9. The correct medical answer is 10 –12 years, and occasionally older. The Pyr owner’s answer is - Never Long Enough.

8. Pyrs have been used for many centuries to guard flocks and herds from predators – originally, wolves and bears. They are still used to guard flocks today from all wild life, including coyotes, wolves and wild dogs.

7. Natural guardians, Pyrs often seem to know instinctively that children are to be protected, and are endlessly patient with them. To ensure the best relationship between child and dog, and to foster the dog's good nature and sound temperament, parents must educate their children as well as the new pup.

6. Drooling is caused largely by droopy flews (lips), which the breed standard frowns upon. But any dogs with soft lips, such as retrievers, will drool somewhat when they're hot or drinking.

5. A pen and/or securely fenced yard are an absolute necessity for these big dogs, who like to roam if they get loose. A Pyr must also get at least one good, or long walk daily. They should go out at wakeup time, noon, after work and before bed to do their business. Pyr ownership is GREAT for your health!

4- Pyrs shed twice a year; heavily in spring, when the warm weather arrives, and more lightly in autumn. If kept indoors, the dog will shed lightly all year round. The hair can be carded, spun, and woven into beautifully soft and very warm mitts, socks, headbands, and even sweaters.

3. Males average 100 to 120 pounds; females average 85 to 100 pounds.

2. Actually, not as much as other big dogs. Feeding a species-appropriate diet is the best you can give your dog. This means a raw diet. Kibble is a highly processed diet. Many Pyrs are not big on it. If you must feed kibble, feed a high-end kibble.

1. (a) No (b) No (c) No (d) No


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Questions Other Visitors Have Asked

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Raw food??? 
have a 12 week half Great Pyrenees and half Anatolian Shepherd. Should he be on a raw diet of chicken and beef or is he too young?

Not blowing her coat 
Greetings! We adopted our Great Pyrenees fifteen months ago. We live in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, where it can be quite hot and sticky. Last year, …

winter coat 
Do they keep their winter coat year round?

New member of the family. 
9 wk old Pyrenees ...just picked him up, he seems quite? Lays around a lot and seems a bit skinny. Been deformed has shots. He eats and is drinking water. …

Grooming the pyrenean 
I read that the pryrenean dog does not need to have its coat clipped in the heat. The double layer protects them from the heat is that right?

Great pyrenees / Anatolian Shepherd 
Just adopted this mix and he is gorgeous!!! How large do you think he will get? He is 10 weeks old presently and about 20 or 25 lbs.

Guarding ducks 
I recently got 3 ducks for my Great Pyrenees to watch. He was outside with them a jumped on the one, are they safe with him is this normal?

Pair or not to pair? 
Is it necessary to raise Pyrenees as a pair?

introducing a new female pyrenees pup to sweet resident 5 year old male pup 
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

awkward adolescent coat 
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 …

Mama Pyrenees  
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 …

Testicles  
My 5 month pry has 2 testicles but the are very small....is this a concern?

Pulling when walking and breeding 
We have our beautiful Great Pyranese Golden Retriever mix. Both parents are pure breeds. He is our child and we walk him everyday, we have tried a variety …

Running the Iditarod, need answers 
Ok, how fast can a great pyrenees run per hour?

Double dew pads - dry 
This is our first time with a dog with double dew claws. Ours has black pads, and they seem dry. I rubbed some coconut oil on them with a cotton ball …

coloring, one-sided tail, and goofy walking 
We've just adopted a St. Bernard/Great Pyr mix (according to the previous owner who had bought her from a pet store). At almost 12 months old, she's a …

Weight gain 
I have a GP he's 7 months old. He is getting longer but seems that he looks so thin. Is this normal for the pups to look thinner as they shed and grow …

Doggy Dementia? 
We rescued our Pyr approximately 5 yrs ago. At the time we thought she was at least 4 yrs old. She's always been really laid back, low maintenance (except …

Unattended Pyrs 
If a GP was left alone for 18-36 hours on a large acreage property that is fenced and he has lived on for 6 months. timed food dispenser and water source …

Shedding! 
I have a 10 week old pyrenees puppy who is not shedding at all. I have never owned this breed but know a little bit.I know they are supposed to shed a …

Full Breed or mixed? 
Does the double dew claws definitely mean it's a full breed Great Pyrenees? My dog seems a little small to be full breed Pyr

Sad in ohio 
Our big white dog had 10 puppies all of them were born small and dead she is 2years old and we didn't plan on having puppies this soon ..but not sure why …

Two yr. old Pyr showing extreme aggression to anyone other than family.  
DAX has been part of the family since eight weeks old. We bought him from a family that rescued the mother. He has been neutered and lives outside most …

Guarding ducks 
We rescued a Great Pyrenees 2 years ago and he has been a wonderful addition family. We extended the fence in our yard to cover about an acre, but that …

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Padded martingale harness? 
I am looking for a padded martingale harness for my great pyr who pulls while walking. Any suggestions?

Puppy Weight 
My Pyrenees puppy was gaining roughly 1/2 lb a day until 11 weeks of age. She has grown in the last week and a half, I can see that, but she hasn't gained …

Weight of Pyr 
How heavy are full grown pyrenees

My great Pyrenees  
I just got a 2yr old great Pyrenees yesterday and we've noticed that when she eats her food she will start whimpering like in pain and walk away whimpering. …

Should you allow a female in heat roam the pasture 
We have a Pyrenees female, 11 months old and it’s her first time in heat. We just got her so she is still getting used to the new surroundings and livestock …

Best way to check for lumps on GP 
Great Pyrs sure are furry! Ours is about 3 years old and a rescue. I really can't figure out a good way to check for lumps and bumps. Any suggestions? …

Intact male 
My dog is 1 and 5 months old we want to have him fixed but they can only find one testicle. Will he drop his testicle again cause he did have two before …

3 year old male 
Is a three year old Pyrenees too old to adjust to a new environment? He'll be a guardian over my alpacas and new to our family. I'm told he's a bit skittish, …

Pyrenees and other dogs 
I have a 13 lb miniature American Eskimo dog and a 5 lb Maltese. I never let the Maltese outside because hawks and owls threaten her. The American Eskimo …

Housebreaking 
We have an eleven month old Great Pyrenees golden retriever mix (mostly pyr) we have been trying to crate train him but he continues to do his business …

Weight for female  
My Great Pyrenees is a female who is almost 2 years old. Had her weighed today and she's only 67 pounds. Is that normal?

DOG AGGRESSTION TOWARDS A VISITING DOG 
I AM WATCHING MY DAUGHTERS DOG FOR THREE WEEKS I HAVE FIVE DOGS IN TOTAL ALL STAY IN THE HOUSE AND GET ALONG WELL ALL BUT MY PYRENEES GET ALONG …

Neutering 
I have a Great Pyrennes/Malemute mix. He's 10 months and about 100 lbs. What is the best age to have him neutered?

Feeding 
I have a 5 month old Great Pyrenees and he eats his food extremely fast. I am wondering if I am not feeding him enough or as frequently as I need to be. …

panting 
My 13 mos old Tricolor Great Pyrenees female rescue pants alot, even as the temperature is 60 degrees.....I have had her 10 weeks and she seems comfortable …

Great Pyrenees chasing goats. 
We got a "freebie" Great Pyrenees from a family who had to get rid of her. My husband thought she would be a great guard dog for our goat herd. She is …

My Pyrenees isn't eating very much. 
I have a four year old Pyrenees who is very under weight. He is a rescue so I don't know alot about him. I have tried many different brands of dry & wet …

Dry mouth 
Do some pyrs have what some people call a "dry mouth" whereas they don't drool much or have jowls?

No double dew claws on either puppy, are they still Great Pyrenees? 
we adopted two GP puppy's a month ago and neither have double dew claws. Are they the pure bred GP's we paid very good money for?

Chewing 
I have a Pyrenees cross (50% GP + 25% Red Heeler + 25% German Shepherd) that is 10 months old and chews, and chews, and chews. Problem is he chews electrical …

Biting 
How do I get my 8 month old Great Pyr to stop biting?

Training - Stay 
We are working to be a therapy dog. Russell does sit and down fairly well but stay for 10 seconds doesn't seem to be a concept he understands. Any thoughts. …

P-Breeding 
Hello, I have one male and one female Pryn. they are 1 1/2 and 2 yrs old. My female is 1 1/2 and she had a heat cycle in September. My male is always playing …

Playful or aggressive behavior with yearling goat in one year old male pup 
I was hoping someone could help me with my amazingly awesome young Pyrenees mix pup. He has been playful or aggressive with one yearling goat in particular. …

Breeding 
We bought a female pyr to breed with our male. He is attacking her to hurt her not trying to breed her.

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estimated weight when adult? 
I am fostering a golden/pry puppy she weights 14 1/2 pounds at 8 weeks. What will she weight full grown? Mom is a golden/pry weighting 68 pounds and dad …

Outside or Inside 
I just got a 7 week old beautiful baby girl. I was planning on her being an outside only dog. But she is just too cute. Should I let her in the house as …

Eating baby lambs! 
We turned are baby lambs out ! They are snout 20 days old and we came out 30 min later and found one dead with the back leg ate off! Why would are great …

Two or nothing? 
I have heard from a breeder that it is best to keep GP's in pairs.....whether neutered or spayed, it's ideal to have a male and female. I've never heard …

why would a great pyreness be fine and 2 days later start pooping blood and the die second day 
why would my great pyreness be fine and then 2 days ago started pooping blood and then died today was very weak and not real responsive he was only 5 yrs …

I have a very protective GP and aggressive. 
Polar is 4 1/2 yrs old is it too late to socialize him? If not what is the best way. He likes some dogs n people but is very picky.

height of fence needed 
I have small side yard about 12 wide by 80 ft long with 4 ft black aluminum fence. People and dogs walk by during day. The front of house has 3 ft fence. …

Defense 
Do they use their front paws when defending themselves

9 Week old Pyrenees 
We just got our 9 week old Pyrenees, his name is Buddy. After two days he is just laying around. He is eating and drinking and alerts us when he needs …

Rescue 3yr old Pyrenees will not come into the house  
We recently rescued a 3 yr old male Pyrenees and he will not come into the house. We would like to have him come in and out a couple of times during the …

Pyrenees being the only pet 
Hello...we have a 5yr.old female Pyr. that was raised with two older Goldens. One Golden passed last year and the other was just diagnosed with cancer …

Sudden destructive behavior 
I am having an issue with my beloved Brutus and am at a loss as to how to solve his sudden behavior. I've posted my story of Brutus a couple of time on …

Why does Mr. Pyr roll over on his back? 
Our rescue dog that we've had over a year is a super dog. But he's stubborn and when he doesn't want to do something he has a this habit that I am losing …

drool in water bowl 
when I change the water bowl I have begun seeing a lot of drool in the bottom of the bowl. is this normal for a pyr?

Excessive Water Drinking 
Our 4 year old GP has always been a big water drinker but this winter has been drinking water excessively. She is a rescue dog and has been with us for …

Destructive Behaviors 
Three months ago we rescued a Great Pyr neutered male from a kill shelter here in Idaho. He's approximately 15 months old. He is house trained. He's low …

Aggressive  
Why is she so aggressive towards people dogs and me and why does she turn and bite me every day on our walk

bark control 
Is it recomended for our 10 mts pyrenees to wear a vibration bark control coller, to help control her barking?

cold weather 
My great pyrenese loves the cold and refuses to come inside.is he ok outside with the proper bedding and shelter

Nail Trims 
Our Pyr is almost 3 yrs old. We've had him since he's 8wks, and is our first Pyrenees although we have had many dogs in the past. He's wonderful in …

My sweet Leroy stands out in the rain and snow and barks and does not seek shelter 
We adopted an 8 year old boy Leroy 9 months ago now. He is 150 pounds. He was severely neglected but is a lovely boy and gives and gets much love now. …

How Old  
About how old are they when they reach full size?

Sleep pooping 
Our Great Pyrenees is 8.5 years, male 110 lbs. Arthritis in left hip & right knee, as well as less severe in spine and other joints. What might be the …

Bad behavior inside 
Hercules is our 8 month Pyrenees's. He is loving and well adjusted except when he comes in the house. He comes in like a lion, herds our other dog away …

Chewing on Wood 
My 1 1/2 year old female Great Pyrenees keeps chewing on our wooden deck and bridge. I keep spraying it with bitter apple mixture but it isn't helping …

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Seizures 
Jasper, our beautiful 2 yr. old Pyrenees/Anatolian, has seizures. He takes 194mg. of Phenobarbital, daily. He weighs 122 lbs.. He is, truly, a gentle giant. …

Pyrenees Mood 
We adopted a Pyrenees about 8 months ago and love her very much. She is a great dog though stubborn at times. I'm not used to a dog that is so mellow and …

puppy 
HI, Introducing a puppy to a year old GP? If the GP is male is it better to have a male or female puppy? Or does that make a difference at all. Thank …

How old can a Pyr protect against coyotes? 
At what age can a Pyr start protecting against coyotes? Ours is just 8 weeks. We are wondering when it is safe to let him have free range of an acre, all …

webbed feet 
Do they have webbed feet

Low Growls when greeting dogs 
I have a female 2 yr old great pyranees/golden retriever mix. I just adopted her from the shelter I work at about three months ago. Whenever I've taken …

Its hot where I live 
Is it cruel to let them luve un tropical weather.How would they do?

Is my puppy ok? 
Just got a Pyrenees's puppy (almost 7weeks old) it's going on the third day... she just wants to lay down or be held. Will she ever run around and play …

most popular breed they get along with 
just wondered if there was a specific breed they get along with better than others....I would consider getting a second dog to help my pry with boredom …

Adopted Pyrenees and child introduction 
I just adopted a Pyrenees/ lab. She's very sweet, doesn't bark and seems very calm. She seems to be adjusting to my two other dog's. My 5year old grandaughter …

Picky Pyr - what to do food? 
I have a healthy three year old pyrenees rescue. He is just a picky eater. We settled on Blue Buffalo limited ingredient because he has a sensitive stomach. …

Throwing up after eating 
Is it "normal" for a 9 month old, 90lb Pyr to vomit sometimes after eating? I believe he also may have a sensitive stomach. Normal or is a vet visit needed? …

Fur mats under neck 
We have had our Pyr rescue for a year. Today, after a bath, I found lots of mats under his neck. I think because of his collar. I am trying to get them …

6 week Great Pyrenees too big? 
We just got a great pyrenees/german shepherd from someone on a swip swap group. They said she was six weeks but she is SO big I just find that so hard …

Aggressive guarding of his crate/bed.  
I have a farm with plenty of land, ponds, barns and animals. I also have 5 dogs total: 2 GPs, 1 Lab and 2 Shorkies (that live in the house) I have …

wrong crate 
I Have a great Pyrenees and we got her a big crate and I also have two Bostons and she has recently started going into the Boston's cage on her own and …

food for puppies 
my sons dog is a month old . does he eat dry food ? does he have teeth that chew yet? we arent sure what to feed..her......we dont want to start wet food? …

spaying my pyrenees 
I just got a new Great Pyrenees puppy. She is only 8 weeks old and i know i will eventually have to have her spayed. This is my first working dog and I've …

Brown and black puppy 
I have a white male and a white female, they bred and one of the puppies is brown and black, how does this happen?

How to keep GP from crossing in front of you while walking 
I realize my GP wants to herd me but I just failed our pet therapy test because he once again crossed in front of me to say hello to neutral dog. We …

11 year old won't poop in yard 
I recently got an eleven year old Great Pyrenees male who was kenneled most of his life. He loves walks and car rides and is the most gentle, well trained …

Aggressive Behavior  
Two months ago, I fostered and then adopted a very loyal 65 lb. about 2 yr old Great Pyr/ Border Collie mix from a shelter. At first he was skiddish and …

seek shelter 
My 8 month old Great Pyrenees will not seek shelter. He has access to a barn and a large dog house yet he chooses to stay outside unprotected from the …

1-2 years old transition  
What happens to a great pyrenees between 12 trhu 24 months growing? What are the changes expected?

Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepard mix  
How much should they weigh?

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Droopy eyes  
I was wondering if it is normal that my great Pyrenees's eyes are always droopy and red?

Drinking of water 
Our rescued Great Pyrenees of 2 1/2 month refuses to drink water in the house. She will only drink water from her outside bowl. How much should she be …

breeding age  
At what age is the male Great Pyrenees ready to breed?

Pyrenees coats 
How long does it take for their coat to fully come in?

Eyes 
Why do pyrs eyes tend to weep?

Great Pyrenee/ Anatolian dog ate my sheep? 
Why my Great Pyrenee/ Anatolian dog ate my sheep?

Reasons our Great Pyrenees has never come into heat 
We have a Great Pyrenes we purchased when she was 5 months old.. She is now 17 months old and has never come into heat. We would like to eventually breed …

What to expect when going into heat 
This is sort of an indelicate question but I wanted to know how to prepare for our dog's first heat cycle. We were told to wait to spay her to prevent …

Roaming radius 
Can a Pyrenees roam up to 100 miles from home?

hind legs 
what kind of hind legs does the great pyrenees have? ex... straight, cow hocked, wide, narrow, straight stifles?? and what health problems are most …

grooming 
My Pyr has a very matted undercoat , think it needs shaving, Can anyone recommend a groomer in the GTA. My pyr is fussy and not the easiest to handle. …

Full coat? 
At what age does a Pyr get a full coat? My Samson is registered full blooded, 5 and a half months old, and just now getting what looks like adult fur. …

stiff legged walk 
Our 5 month old female gp seems to have trouble with her joints after she naps. Her gate is straight legged and she is heavy footed . Other than that …

Men  
I have had a Great Pyrenees 15-month-old pup for four weeks. He is wary and frightened of my husband who has never uttered a cross word to him or shown …

Pastor  
How old does a great pyrenees pup need to be to be in a pastor

Hair loss 
Hi. We have a Pyrenees pup .. 6 months old .. All of his hair has fallen out .. All of it .. It's coming back a little bit .. We are bathing him in an …

Feeding  
My Great Pyrenees is 4 months old and I'm curious to know how much to feed him? How many times a day?

Black great parities she has white bumps on her face with whiskers coming out of it 
Is there anything wrong with my puppy it's like she has white spots are like pimples almost without whisker coming out of it what could that be

Should double dew claws be removed at a year old 
I rescued a 1yr old Great Pyrenees. I'm having him neutered tomorrow and he still has double dew claws. Should these be removed?

Mother Eating her puppies 
My Great Pyrenees had her puppies are 5 days old, what makes her eat them?

new dog 
ok so im going to get one Saturday and his name is goliath and hes gonna have goats to herd but I also have 3 inside dogs 2 dachshund and a yorkie …

10-yr.old female weight loss  
My 10 yr. Old female has been losing weight. A vet check found a tick blood infection (not Lyme), and treated with antibiotics....she now seems more …

Could I run (3-4mph) with a Great Pyrenees? 
I'm a slow runner and love the idea of having a great pyrenees to come with on my runs. Would this be possible without harming the dog?

Toys, Play Things? 
Hi all, I came across this amazing dog (Digit, a 2 year old) at a rescue shelter. After a few months I was able to undo many of the effects of abuse. …

My GP is snapping at people. 
My GP has started snapping at people. Even people she is bonded with. We live out in the middle of nowhere and Prim, my GP, has the run of the 600 acre …

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Shy? Feared? Or being bothered?  
My Pyr is 5 months old and well socialized with both humans and other dogs. Whenever other dogs barks or chase him he runs away and never barks back or …

Paws 
Do pyrenese have an extra toe on the outer side of each paw? My puppy does, I don't know if he's mixed or pure bred.

Will a five month old Great Pyrenees mate 
We have a one-year-old female Great Pyrenees, that is in heat. We also have a five months old male Great Pyrenees. Will the five-month old male mate …

short fur 
My Pyr has shorter fur than I have seen to be the norm. She does have all the other characteristics of a pure bread. Double rear dew claws. Crooked …

Doggy friend 
We have a 10 month old pyrenese and 2 young children. We are interested in finding a doggy friend for our pyrenese. Is there a different breed known to …

GRT PYR Nose 
I know that the Blood hound is number one as a scent dog and the Basset Hound is number two. Can you please tell me how well can a GRT PYR smell in comparison …

Shedding 
How much and how often do they shed?

Thin / Boney / Lack of appetite 
My Friend has a Half Great Pyr / Half (?). He is neutered and aprox 7 - 8 years in age. They recently moved back home from Canada and I saw this pup for …

People are scared of my Great Pyrenees 
A lot of people are scared of my great Pyrenees. How do I explain to them that she is nice. She just wants to sniff you. If she barks or paws you she just …

push upa 
My dog lays on his side and puts his front feet together and pushes almost like he is pushing something away. I have a friends who also has a GP who does …

male dog Great Pyrenees in need of a mate 
Mr. Rado has a Great Pyrenees has is looking for a girlfriend. Cody lives in an ache of land in Miami. No kids in the yard. Cody is very friendly and …

Females as guard dogs 
Will female GP's keep stray male dogs away (like male GP's) or are they at risk for mating when stray males come around? I have a 10 wk. old female …

Everything is a threat  
Let's start with this; I was told she was a Lab/Shepard who was done growing. Nope. What I have is possibly the most stereotypical Great Pyrenees on earth, …

Should I get pups or grown dogs 
I have had Pyrenees dogs for 20 years. My last one just died and I'm missing chickens already. I was going to get a pup as usual but a family is moving …

Fencing options for Pyrenees/Husky mix 
I have a Great Pyrenees-Red Husky mix and she's about 5 months old. Not full grown yet, but already getting to be a pretty good size. I have a few acres …

How short ? 
We live in Hawaii where it's hot and has alot of tropical moisture. I would like to get her trimmed. Because of her double coat, how low can I trim her …

Just Hi from you cousin, the Italian Maremma Sheepdog 
The character traits you describe got my Maremma Sheepdog perfectly, Rocky just wanted to say Hi from Italy

killing of sheep 
My Pyrenees was caught EATING a sheep. Is this a normal behaviour for this breed? Are they not bred to protect their flock?

Great Pyreneese Mouthing 
We have a seven month old Great Pyreneese with a little bit of Anatolian in him. We got him at six weeks, and mouthing and biting has always been an issue. …

Hard Headed 
My Mom's Pyrenees is VERY hard headed, he won't stop messing in the house. He does NOT like when the other dog goes into her room, he gets VERY nasty towards …

Food 
How come Great Pyrs don't eat as much?

Female GP eating 
In January 2016, we adopted a rescued, beautiful, female GP who is 3 y/o. She is a housedog, but I keep water outside and put her food outside for her …

Surgery 
Do they require Gastropexy surgery as a rule? Vet is trying to sell us on a maybe.

Any users of Zentrol or Composure 
Our 3 year old Great Pyr suffers terribly from storm anxiety. Nothing works, neither Xanax or Benadryl. Has anyone had any luck with the above two medicines? …

Why does one of my pyrenees mom's have short hair when everyone else has long hair & her pups are long haired  
Why does one of my purebred pyrenees mom's have short hair even though everyone else has long hair even her pups she is most certainly purebred ???? …

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Aggression 
We have two great pyreness Anatolian mix dogs we Maggie the female is almost three and Tanner our male is about a year and a half. This morning we went …

Do they have fur or hair. 
Do Pyrenees dogs have fur or is it hair?

Shedding and very thin 
My GP is 10 months old she is very thin and shedding hair profusely. What causes this should I be concerned or is this normal?

Shedding  
Our pyrenees hasn't shed this,summer. It is 100 degrees. Why would this be?

Help - I need motivation for Great Pyr 
I am on my second trainer for my 2.5year old Great Pyr. My dog is a super prospective therapy dog. However, he needs to get some basic commands down in …

Double dewclaws  
How long are the nails on the dewclaws suppose to be? I recently noticed our Maui's seem very long. So I recently made an appnt to have her nails trimmed …

Great Pyrenees 
Why does my great Pyrenees eat her puppies

Will neutering and adult male Pyr stop aggression with my male border collie? 
Hello, Mac is our 5 yr old, intact male Pyr. An amazing dog, guaradian of our sheep, terrific with people and smart enough to do our taxes. He and my …

just rescued one male older adult GP...need info on getting him to eat 
this GP was rescued by my husband from walking in the middle of a state highway....took him to the vet to check him over... main problem right now is we …

Introducing two adult male great pyrenees 
18 months ago, we purchased a male Great Pyrenees puppy. Our daughter purchased his only sibling, a female. Since then, she has also acquired a male Great …

Chewing Paws 
She puts her front & back paws in her mouth & chews on them. Why does she do this

oil for dogs 
Our(traditional) vet suggested omega 3 oil for our dog of 85 lbs. We take oil ourselves and use coconut oil.. and /or fermented cod liver oil. What …

17 week old won't stop getting human food 
We have a 17 week old female pyr who is very good at listening to commands and has responded well to training. However. She won't stop trying to get to …

definition of "raw" feed 
I see a lot of info regarding the need to feed "raw". My Brutus is now 7 years old, very healthy, pure white, nice clean ears, 150 lb house pet. I have …

Dew claws 
My female just had a litter if pups. All of the puppies has double dews on one foot but single on the other. I was told both parents were full blood

Greasy coat? 
Do GPs tend to have greasy skin? When I pet mine I end up with greasy, slightly black fingertips. She is all white and appears clean. I have only had my …

How fast do pyrenees run? 
They are slow for a 20 foot chase, but how fast can they run? My Ripley can go across a golf course in seconds. My friends with little dogs make fun of …

Pyrenees mix has ACL tears back legs asking non surgical suggestions to help him. 
Milo my neutered Pyrenees mix has torn ACL both back legs. Seeking no surgery suggestions that could help him. Mostly nutrition and exercise to build …

animal aggression 
Hello..I just adopted an anatolian/ pyr..she is a female, 6mos old..has been introduced to my 8lb female shitzu, however is wary and did try yo attack …

Not Eating 
My 2 yr old Great Pyrenees doesn't want to eat his regular dry food. Have tried changing to food for sensitive stomach, mixed with boiled hamburger, chicken, …

My male is eating her hair 
My male is licking/eating my female's hair off her back. She has large spots without hair. This has been going on for two weeks. What is the cause?

pyrenees/beagle mix 
My great Pyrenees border collie mix jumped the fence an I think mated with our beagle female. Is this dangerous for the female

Hot weather behavior or other anxiety? 
I just met a friend on college campus and brought my dog. This is pretty regular event. Dog was pawing and trying to jump on us both. We had bowl of …

Do great pyrs like to go for runs? 
Does pyres like to go on long runs?

13 years old 
My dog is having poop stuck in her fur. I am not sure she can still squat properly to have a BM.

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Puppy training. 
Maggie is to be a goat guardian. She is housed with the goats 24 hrs. Maggie is 10 weeks old. She bonded with me 1st day it seems and will bounce around …

2 Males Together 
How do 2 Great Pyrenees Males do together. Should you have dogs of the opposit sex if you have 2?

Just got a pup,  
So we got a pup, he's about 15 weeks old right now. we have had 3 weeks now, just a sweetheart. Can get quite rambunctious for half an hour or so twice …

Do Pyrenees get along with papillons or Newfoundlands? 
Hello we show Papillons in the AKC show ring...we have two newfoundlands and we will also be moving to the country with bear, coyotes and mountian lions …

whistle Training? 
HI there, I have a 20 month old Pyrenees that doesn't come if she is distracted...at all. I was wondering if whistle training would help? Or if anyone …

sleep anxietty 
We live in a condo and so we try to get our Pyr to sleep inside. Some nights he is ok. Others though he wines and paces, scratches at he doors and windows. …

wondering about a behavior 
WE adopted a pyrenees mix about a month ago and are getting used to each other. I wonder what this behavior is--the second night we had her she jumped …

Great Pyr as therapy dog 
I have a rescue Great Pyr that is so sweet. We visit the nursing home and college campuses and he attracts such great attention. I have tried to do obedience …

Play  
How can I play with my pyr? He loves to walk but I'm afraid he is bored when he isn't walking I horse around with him but how do I keep his brain stimulated …

stranger aggression 
I have a 21 month old Great Pyrenees mix who is aggresive towards strangers, but only at home or in the car.When I take him to the vet he is fine, I know …

wireless electric collars 
Do Pyreneese's do well with the electric dog collars to get them to stay in a certain location?

Walking Actions 
This is my first time owning a Great Pyrenees. Max is four months old and constantly wants to walk between my legs as I walk. Is there a reason why he …

birthing 
This is her third litter. Can she only have three pups?

Joining a pack 
I currently own a Lab, a burmese mountain dog, jack Russell and ausstralian shepherd all rescues. I live on 22 acres, with horses and ducks. Thinking …

Historic diet 
Historically, what did Great Pyrenees eat when they were left for days to guard livestock in the Pyrenees Mountains?

Vet does not know what is wrong with our Great Pyr 
Our Great Pyr Belle was a healthy happy and active dog unusually so for her breed)until about 2 1/2 weeks ago when she suddenly began running a fever, …

will it be a good move or bad? 
We are moving to AZ, the place we are moving to gets dry heat of about 100 to 130 degrees. If I keep my pyrenees inside would she be okay in the summer …

Raw prey diet 
What would a raw prey diet need to mainly consist of as far as the main protein?

4 year old py bathroom trainiv 
I just got a four year old and cannot get her to poop in our yard she wants to go to the woods when we do we pick ten to twelve ticks of of her and on …

How to get a shiny Pyr Coat? 
I use a variety of brushes on my rescue. His coat looks great in the winter but as the weather warms up it looks kind of dull. Probably from all the pit …

pyrenees 
can pyrenees be inside dog . would exercise in evening and outside in fenced in yard during the day .

Pyrenees/Hound Mix 
How large would you expect a Pyrenees/hound mix (male) dog to get?

How much should a Great Pyrenees/Marrema be fed per day.  
Our Daughter and Son-in-law have a Pyrenees/marrema mix that guards their goats. Sweet dog. I'm afraid it isn't being fed enough as it looks thin to me. …

age 
My great pyr just passed away she was 2 months shy of her 9 yr birthday. (she was an owner surrender so can't be so sure on age) But at least 9.. PERFECT …

What is my Lucy mixed with? 
I don't see this much coloring on other photos of great pry. Is she mixed? I just adopted her at Christmas. I think she rescued me as much as I rescued …

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Great Pyrenees father and son  
I was wondering if Great Pyrenees father and son will they fight till one is dead for dominance? They dad is part pit bull also and so is does the son, …

DOG WALKING 
I do not walk my pyr daily. probably every 4 days. the reason is my very bad back. what is the bad effect that this has on my pyr? how am I harming …

Hair loss 
My Pyrenees (she will be 10 next month) has 2 spots on her tail that the hair has fallen out or she has pulled it out. But it doesn't seem to be growing …

My 10 MO. Old. Pyr has turned into a mule. 
All of a sudden I can barely get her to walk. Just wants to stand and stare at pasture. Also I always comb & brush her now she jumps around and bites the …

Puppy and children 
Hi I just got a ten week old pyr he's adorable. When he gets hyper as babies do his teeth come into action and he's a little overwhelming. I know he thinks …

Size 
My GP is 1 year old and where ever I go people are saying that she looks small, her weight is 30 kg but her height (head) is about my my hip(I am 163cm) …

Coat 
At what age do they lose their baby coat and regain a new one ? I was to adopt this female , but she seems to have a short coat .. She is unregistered …

older dogs 
I've had my girl since she was a pup, cant bear the thought of losing her. Three times now she has woken from a sound sleep had an accident and seems very …

Pyrenees want to smell everyone's breath 
My dog is obsessed with smelling people's breath. She doesn't smell butts like most dogs do. Do you know why this is?

Training a Pyr 
I have noticed my Pyr doesn't respond to training as other dogs have. For example, in previous breeds, teaching a dog to sit can easily be coaxed by lightly …

Agression or normal Pyr behavior 
Hi, We rescued our Pyr when she was approx 4-5 months old from a high kill shelter. She was afraid of most new people including us when we met her. …

What's up with the Pyr paw? 
Our dog puts his big paw up towards us at various times. What does this mean?

What's up with our GP paw? 
Our GP uses his big paw to get attention. What is with that? Also, he lifts my husband's hands off the piano with his nose? Why is Russell so weird?

what breed gets along with a pyr? 
we adopted a 14 month old pyr to keep our 7 year old golden company, she came right in as the alpha female and was TOLERANT of him. He passed away in October(they …

My dog just stands & stares at me in the evening from across the living room. 
Regarding Buddy, my 3yr neutered male Pyrenees mix rescue (adopted him at 2). These days morning & daytime, no issues. We have a good person/alpha-to-dog …

Bad attitude 
Why is it that my great pry dislikes certain people and is fond of others? I'm trying to fix that issue and I just don't know how.

Aggression 
We rescued a 9 month old GP she weighs about 100 lbs. She gaurds everything. When she is in the living room she will attack my pit mix female upon entering …

Shedding,traing and extra toes 
I have a beautiful, giant, loving, goofy dog. He is a great Pyrenees and I wouldn't change him for the world. At the moment he is an outside dog. I mean …

Speed and distance 
Have they been clocked for speed? Are there and endurance information on them? Mine seem fast and can run for miles behind my atv.

Why are the Great Pyrenees white with some tan.  
I understand the great Pyrenees breed is a combo of the Newfoundland and the Burmese Mountain dog which are both dark in color dogs so why is the Great …

Great Pyrenees Digestive System 
Well, my 2 year old rescue dog suffers from separation anxiety. Ok, we are working through this. And this may be unrelated but he seems to have a very …

responding to being called.. 
Hello, I have just adopted a great Pyr mix (half pyr. 1/4 Eskimo and something. ). She is 18 months old. The old owners played a game of keep away....which …

Hind legs 
He can't stand on them any more so we put a towel under him and pick him up and move him. We'll keep doing that for as long as he doesn't hurt, but I …

Color of Nose 
Are their noses only black? If the outer edge is pink (pup is 3 months), is that a sign of a pure breed?

Female puppy upset on the farm 
We took our 3 month old female Pyr pup to our goat farm for an introduction. She met the older pyr male and female pair, a couple nannies pushed the pup …

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Type of dry food 
I have rescued a Pyrenees that has developed a very loose stool and after deworming and a course of antibiotics it is still loose. The next trial is amount …

Is Brutus guarding me or am I protecting him? 
I have now had my Brutus for 3 years. He is now a 147 lb, 7 year old neutered, lazy male. I've posted before that he was 3 when I adopted him from a neighbor …

Adding a new puppy 
I have a 4 year old neutered male Pyrenees-Border Collie mix and a 7 year old spayed female silkie terrier. I have an opportunity to adopt a 6 week old …

How much food 
How many cups do you give them a day

Sleep needs of a year old Great Pyrenees 
I haven't had a puppy in years and never one as sweet as my one year old mellow male Pyrenees. I worry that his sleep might be off as he seems so calm. …

Play Clawing 
My pyr keeps jumping and swiping. If hes getting pet and it stops, he will put his paw on you with claws extended. What do I do?

Training the Great Pyr to stay with the livestock 
We have several Great Pyrenees. They are great for running out to scare away predators. They do the barking at night and we have never had a predator attack …

My 2 year male jumps on my 4 month pipe and tries to kill themWh 
What can I do. I have to keep him in one part of house them in another The other day he jumped on the counter went across and jumped right near pup and …

Dew claws, remove or do not remove?? 
My boy Gabriel became a Daddy yesterday! The Momma's parents suggested removing all of the dew claws on the puppies! Myself, I say no. What is your opinion? …

weight loss & best food 
I have a female 3 year old that has gained 30 lbs. We had gotten a new puppy ( male) and was free feeding them, now my girl's weight is out of control …

Pink skin 
One of the pups came out with one eye black rimmed & the other pink (skin) rimmed. What went wrong? His nose has some pink too.

Toys for Great Pyr 
Russell is a two year old rescue. He's not treat oriented or toy oriented but I am looking for something to keep him occupied if I leave the house for …

play biting  
Why does my Great Pyrenees always bite the back legs of our other dogs she does not draw blood just play biting

Vitamin or fish oil supplements? 
I give Russell, our GP rescue of about 2 years, a Blue Buffalo food. Do you think I need to give him any supplements or vitamins? I had a supply of 30 …

Glued to my hip!! 
I cannot move around the house without my great pyr getting up and going with me everywhere. From laying across the bathroom threshold while I shower to …

Heat 
Can Great Pyrenees tolerate the heat living in southern florida

Brown under the eyes 
My Pyrenees (Malachi Tiberius) continues to have brown wetness under his eyes that I cannot wash off. Could it be from allergies or what? And is there …

Dripping Nose 
My Pyrnees nose drips constantly. It is clear, but is this a problem and should I see a vet for it?

Please help 
We just brought home a 2 year old female Great Pyrenees. I have older kids, other dogs, horses and pigs. The place we got her from had her in a kennel …

Hair lose / Addison's disease 
Beau is being treated for Addison's in the last 2 months he has lost his beautiful thick coat, vet says hope it grows back. Anything I can do?

9 Week Old Puppy Getting Increasingly Aggressive 
I've had my female a week and a half now. She ate some of our other dogs weight management food which made her not feel very well. She hadn't eaten much …

11 month old female escaped gone 3 weeks. 
She was spotted a couple of days ago running with a pack of deer. Any hope of getting her back and everything going back to normal?

pink nose 
I adopted my Pyrenees, "Wally" about 3 years ago. His nose has always had some pink areas but now it seems like it is almost all pink w/just black edge. …

My GP aggressively goes after moving cars while I'm out walking w/him 
My GP aggressively tries to go after moving cars while I'm walking him on a leash. Is this normal? Is there a way to break him of this?

Putting a young female pyr. along with an old pyr. 
We have a 6 month old female great Pyr. and a 4 yr. old male great Pyr. We are just wondering if it is safe to put them together in the same room?

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Pyrenees interactions with small dogs 
What are some suggested ways to keep my Pyrenees from playing rough with my 2 10lb Maltese? We just got our Pyrenees, Titan and he is 6 months old. Our …

Pyr depressed? 
Our Pyr is a 4 yr old rescue. He won't come downstairs even to eat or go outside without many attempts to coax him. When we can coax him down and outside …

2 year old rescue 
We have recently adopted a 2 year old rescue who has come to us with a multitude of health issues (heartworm, serious skin issues, and behaviors) We have …

Outdoor living 
When will be the right time/age to leave the puppy out to live with the farm animals?

Shedding 
It's December 12th and Buddy is beginning to shed fur like it's May . Seems that his winter coat came a little late, but what do I know. We are in northern …

New to Great Pyrenees.  
We are adopting a 7 1/2 mouth old Great Pyrenees. We are very excited about getting him I was just have a few questions. Since the previous owner got …

Grooming for newbies!  
Ok there are a few questions I have. First my Great Pyr is 12 weeks old and a very happy healthy pup! He ADORES the brush I bring it out and he …

Breeding 
I've been searching and searching for information about breeding information and heat cycles for my Great Pyrenees. Any help would be wonderful.

Agressive towards others dogs that are not ours? 
We have a 6 month old Great Pyrenees female named Lucy. We got her for livestock protection after losing some animals to coyotes. Today, our neighbors …

Pyrenees Body Odor 
I have had people tell me that Great Pyrenees dogs will take on the odor of the livestock/animals they are guarding. This statement is justified by the …

Walks funny 
I have a three month old Great Pyrenees he sleeps a lot which is to be expected considering how fast he is growing. However he seems to struggle with walking …

orange/brown legs with red skin 
has anyone ever known of their pry to have problems with their front legs turning a orange/brown color...and the skin underneath appears pink...we thought …

can they survive in temperatures at about 29 ° 
Can great Pyrenees survive in temperatures at about 29°?

Why doesn't our great pry puppy walk on cement 
Why won't our 8 week old great pry walk on cement? She'll walk on the grass but not cement

Heavy breathing 
My Prey is 8 yrs old mostly says indoors but has 5 achers to roam, she eats well,some small table wood mostly beef or chicken with dog food. Recent she …

challenges with puppy  
Hi I just got a great pry puppy he is 2 months old and he is indoors. I try to take him every day for a long walk and run but he almost never wants to …

Fertility 
At what age are male pyrenesse become fertile.

Is a secure fenced yard essential when dog is a constant companion to owner? 
We are building a home on an acre of land that unfortunately does not allow fences (strata). The island has a population of about 3500 people (there …

Weight 
We have a male 3 month old GP Stark healthy and happy but he only weighs 16.9 pounds, he eats 4 1/2 cups of food a day plus treats. Is he very much underweight? …

Great Pyr prefers outside at night. OK? 
Hello. My 4.5 month old Pyr puppy, Zeus, loves his new straw bale shelter I made. He now prefers it to being inside at night. He was raised outside at …

cutting toenails  
My great pyrenees is 2 yrs old and hates getting his toenails trimmed. He becomes very uncooperative squirming and biting our hands and will not hold still. …

She Loves to bark very loudly. 
We have a most beautiful Great Pyr girl 2 and a half years old,weighs 98 lbs, no fat at all, very fit, speyed at 6 months of age, loves to run and play …

More than two Pyr's? 
We have a beautiful 3 1/2 yo male Pyr and a 2 yo female. They are both wonderful dogs (although the female is much cheekier than the male who is very …

food quantity 
We're rescuing a 14 mo old pyrenees mix and don't know how much dog food to feed if we're feeding her twice a day. Thanks Gail

Correct Breed? 
Black, my loving dog has the double dew claws but is short haired and as you could guess has a solid black coat. Is it possible he is a Pyrenees, or …

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Asthma and Allergies  
How are these dogs with mild asthma and allergic individuals?

a males fertilty 
I have a 11.5 year old male GP, how long can he impregnate a female? If a male dog ejaculates without actual penetration will it decrease his sperm count? …

Coloring of the coat.  
My GP is erg uniquely colored he has the badger face, and also red markings(well freckles) that you can see. You can see them better during the summer …

HOW MUCH??? 
How much would my 2 year old dog cost ?

What motivates this dog? 
I was wondering if you could give me some tips for my two year old rescue dog, Russell. I feel like I drag him to go for walk, drag him to eat dinner, …

Walking a pair of Pyrs together? 
We are going to foster a bonded pair of Grt Pyrs starting this weekend. They are 18mos old brother/sister. Advice on walking them together and what type …

How much my dog should wait 
How much my dog should wait make Great Pyrenees Pups to 70 pounds I'm wondering why she is not bigger I have a lien burger who is close to 220 pounds 130 …

At what age is my Great Pyrenees in heat? She's only 4 months not sure if she's sick ior in heat?  
Can you please guide me as to what age Great Pyrenees begin getting in heat? Mine is 4 months Old I and not sure if she is in heat or sick. She was up …

Do their spots change color/fade as they get older? 
I've noticed in some pictures of newborn pyrs that they have very dark spots, almost black. However when I look at pictures of older pyrs their spots are …

Pebbles in stool 
We have rescued our two year old GP. Super dog but today I found some pebbles in his stool. Gosh, he gets Science diet mixed with canned food. Healthy …

stop wandering 
My 3yr old Pyr will wander off our 58 acres if he gets out of the 6 acre pasture. Will neutering stop this? When he was 17 months old we had 8 goats. Coytes …

Eating the poop of the animals he guards 
Our GP is 5 months old and still in training. We have chickens, horses , and mini pigs and every time he gets a chance he will eat their dung. Is this …

two female great pyrenees 
We have a GP that we adopted from a shelter about 3 months ago, we think she is about 3 or 4 years old. She is settling in to life on the farm pretty well, …

food for a pyrenees 
What is the best thing to feed a great white pyrenees?

swimming and the beach 
I live on the beach. Do they like swimming and if so do they get hot spots or rashes?

fence jumping 
Can they jump a 4ft fence, or a fence that is made of iron?

Introducing another puppy 
I have a 3 month old Pyr. He is so sweet and wonderful but we are wanting to give him a companion to grow up with especially since I have a young daughter …

Webbed feet 
Luv your site. Very informative and confirms much I have researched on this majestic breed. And if you send them on a spa day for a comb out, the full …

Body Odor 
Does great pyrenees have bad body odor?

loosing hair? 
Hello; My puppy is around 5 months old. I notice he has been loosing hair down to skin. an someone help me? He is a great Pyrenees

when is too old to train  
Can my 3 yr old male still learn from obedience school?? He is VERY VERY DISOBEDIANT !

9 yr old Great Pyrenees 
I recently acquired a 9 year old Great Pyrenees. Can you give me an idea how much exercise he should be getting per day?

Other Dogs on the Homestead 
I am interested in how to assimulate a pyr puppy to my homestead that has 2 other canine pets.I am familiar with livestock /pup bonding. Just need all …

Power struggle with my 10 mo. old Pry 
I have had my pup since she was 6 weeks old. We have had the basic obedience training, even walking with the prong collar. She does well with this …

sleep 
How much sleep does a 2 year old indoor Great Pyrenees need?

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Good with small dogs? 
I have several small dogs (from 4-12 lbs) and am considering getting a Pyr as well. All of my dogs are female and I want a female Pyr. Would this be a …

how big do they get? 
How big do they get

Short coat 
My 16 week old Great Pyrenees has a rather short coat will he develope a longer thicker coat as he matures?

Shedding 
We have two great pyrenees puppies, male and female. The male is around 14 weeks old and weighs 23 lbs. When we first got him his fur was fluffy but not …

is hot weather ok? 
Is hot weather OK for Pyrenees?

Will puppy guard if she just wants to be around her humans? 
Hello! I have a 3 month old pyr. We adopted her to guard our farm and be a best friend to our children. She's given love all day by ourselves and our children. …

Neutered  
How do they looked after they are neuterd from their testicles ? .... sorry for the weird question just have to know because he still looks the same but …

New Second Dog for Replacement 
12 years ago I decided that I wanted to help foster Pyrenees dogs. I studied dog training and am very good with working dogs. My first was a 4 month …

What we also get asked? 
Q: If you put a saddle on him you could ride him. A: No Q: He must suffer from the heat. (we live on the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia) A: He …

panting and ajgetated. 
I have a 10 year old great Pyrenees male about 110 lbs he eats okay daily lots of water, I keep it cold in the house, but here lately he has been panting. …

Slobbering and Panting 
We live on 2 acres. Our Great Pyrenees was roaming the neighborhood and the neighbors didn't like him. He was stealing dog bowls and shoes to name a few. …

Hair loss beyond shedding 
My male is now 11 months old and the last couple of weeks the shedding started but not to this degree. He just walks by and large amounts of his hair just …

mixed breed pyrenees 
There has been a mother dog (great Pyr) roaming around our rural area and got 3 of our chickens then she showed up one day with 6 puppies, the owners live …

Puppy manners 
How do I stop my Thor from scratching and biting while I'm in a chair? I've tried everything the so-called experts have to say. Will he grow out of this? …

Their Health 
I haven't read much about it but I have heard big dogs tend to have more problems with their hips and just more things wrong with them in particular. If …

Toe Nail Sensativity and Hardness 
I have a 2 year old Great Pyrenees crossed with a St.Bernard. His toenails are extremely hard and can't be cut with large dog toe nail clippers. (It takes …

Leaving a Pyr home alone 
We have adopted a 1 yr old male great pyr, and he has bonded completely with our family. He was not crate trained, so we left him home alone in a bathroom …

12 month pyr acting weird  
I have two brothers who get along quite well, Chico and Paco, Chico is usually timid gp and paco is usually the one with all the engergy, these past two …

odd laziness  
I have two great pyrenees dogs Paco and Chico they are brothers and have different temperments, Chico is usually the timid pyr and Paco is usually the …

Eating Chickens 
My great pyrenees has eaten at least 30 chickens and ate one of our pet bunnies, we have tried tying a dead chicken around her neck but that didn't work …

Agression towards her herd 
We have a GP she has been with her goat herd since she was 12 weeks she is now 16 weeks. The last 2 days she has started chasing the goats and grabs their …

8 Month Great Pyr  
Is a two-mile walk before I go to work in the mornings enough for an 8 month pup?

dog food 
I am having trouble keep weight on my Great Pyrenees please help?

My Great Pyrenees is loosing so much weight and has become very aggressive towards everyone  
My Great Pyrenees has in the last few months loosing much of her weight as in the result of this she has become very aggressive towards everyone and everything, …

Aggression in Great Pyr Shelter dog 
I adopted a Great Pyr mix from the shelter. With me, he is extremely loving, gentle and affectionate. A delight to work with, intelligent, wants to please. …

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out of control matted great pyrenes 
At a loss for what to do to groom my Pyrenees. She has not been groomed in over 2 years and lives outside in the fields. Her hair is so matted I tried …

Excessive grass eating 
I have a female Pyr who eats a lot of grass (just of 1 type though). I gave her quality food, and she doesn't eat the grass so she can vomit. On walks, …

Nose 
I've noticed bo has a spot on his nose that will not heal up that I have seen on other Pyrenees before. Does anybody else have experience with this?

Curly Tail 
Is a great pyrenees dog with a curly tail rare?

Swimming... 
Hi, we live in Michigan's Upper Penninsula in a little town on Lake Superior, we rescued an 8 mo old Great PYR and I'm hoping he will love to swim as …

Sideways 
Why does my GP stand in front of me sideways?

Adopting a GP who lived at the house we just bought 
The previous owners of our new home and acreage want us to keep their 3-yr old neutered male. He is strictly an outdoor farm/guard dog. We will have fowl, …

Guarding Instinct and Attacking  
Does the G.P. ever actually attack a threat? We have one and he only barks at the skunks and the one that actually kills them is the border collie cross, …

not interested in food? 
Both my Pyrenees are big eaters. The female is a bit of a beggar. The male grabs glasses, plates or anything if left in the sink. The male also constantly …

food 
What do they eat? Puppys

dad double/ mom single dew claw 
If my male has double dew claws and my female has single. What will my pups have?

Nervous  
We adopted Shiloh approximately a yr ago, she is very loving with our family, but recently she displayed some very unruly behaviour. She is growling and …

Inside or outside? 
I have 3 Great Pyrenees dogs; one is 1 1/2 and the other two are 10 weeks old.... We lived in town when we got the first one and had to keep her indoors. …

A few questions  
Thank you for answering my past questions. I can't find the thread on the site anymore tho. It was about the barking at other dogs. The insight about it …

Establishing dominance  
I have two males (brothers). Since they have hit the 6 month old mark they occasionally fight. They're large for their age and it worries me sometimes …

Bone developement 
At one year old I thought my boy's growth in height was complete. Now at fifteen months he seems to have gained another two inches taller at the shoulders. …

Pyrenees  
Is it normal for a pyrenees to roll in the dirt.

Chewing 
My one year old GP was rescued about one month ago. My husband and I work fulltime, but we have taken opposite shifts so that our GP is not alone for more …

companion 
Are they happier with a partner? Is being an only dog depressing for them?

barking at dogs 
I just got a rescue Pyrenees. He barks at dogs when I walk him. Any advice? Also I put him on a can a grasslands food is it ok? Thanks.

Walking in weather 80 degrees and higher 
I walk my Great Pyr and Boxer mix everyday in a secluded property owned by my neighbor. It takes approximately 30 minutes. I am really concerned with …

excessive fur coat 
My pyrenees has way too much fur. She has a very large mane of fur. Excessive fur on back legs as well. Much, much more than my other pyrenees dogs. …

in a dog pension 
Will the Great Pyrenees do well in a pension for a week or two when the family is gone on vacation? Will he be aggressive or destructive?

Is my dog a great pyrenees? 
My dog seems to have shorter hair then the pictures I've seen, not sure if its just because he is young, or what. He has double back claws, but i was wondering …

Habitat 
Where do Great Pyrenees live?

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Why the cross breeding? 
I live in Northern California in an area with a good number of small sheep and goat farms. I have noticed that a lot of the Pyr pups for sale are crossed …

Outside dogs? 
We are fostering a pyr/anatolian mix. He is about a year and a half. He will not go inside any structure. It's been raining for days and we have two …

about heat 
At what age a female great pyrenees get on heat??

4 month old GP with extra, extra, extra long hair  
My 4 month old great Pyrenees has extremely long hair. I haven't been able to find a pic on the internet of any GP with such long, long hair. It is at …

9 months old Pyrene - Barking 
Our dog barking non-stop when my husband leaves the house. Any advise for this solutions?

weight of 9 week year old male puppy 
Our new puppy at 9 weeks is 10 kg ( 22 pounds). Is that about right?

Brush recommendations? 
Hi. My 9 month old Pyr is blowing his coat. He does not like the slicker brush- it seems to irritate his skin. Anyone have a particular brush style …

water  
How much water should a adult Pyrenees drink a day?

companion  
Are Great Pyrs good for people that suffer PTSD or just need a pet to love on? I get stressed when in big groups.

Short hair cut 
Should you cut the hair short for the summertime? I was told that it may not grow back the same way.

Food brand for my Great Pyrenees  
What's a good, well known brand of food for my dog?

Spaying and Neutering 
I have 2 Great Pyrs, female 13 months and male will be 2 years next month. I have been hearing conflicting stories about when the best time to spay and …

Not eating & claws 
I have a two year old female Great Pyr. and she hasn't eaten going on three days. Although I gave her a piece of ham and she ate it and she is drinking. …

bite  
Does a Pyrenees have a soft bite? I've noticed my Great Pyrenees Anatolian Shepherd doesn't clamp down like most dogs so do. So is it the great Pyr or …

Breeding 
I am considering adopting a Great Pyre locally. The breeder is reputable and her farm is well kept. Her female GP gave birth to 12 beautiful pups in …

Indoor Working Dog 
My Pyrs are working livestock guardians. I was told to not allow them in the house if they are for protection of your livestock? Is this true?

feedining my skinny dog 
We are battling to get him to pick up weight. We have tried different foods and supplements. He eats a little and then wonders around the garden, he nibbles. …

Back legs  
I have had St. Bernards for the past 25 years, and recently rescued a Great Pyrenees. I was worried about the way his back end moved, but vet felt everything. …

Aggressive 1 1/2 year old great Pyrenees  
2 days ago my 1 1/2 year old Pyrenees got aggressive with my 5 year old. We have had him since he was 6 weeks old and have never had a problem. …

TWO MALE PYRENEES TOGETHER OK? 
I HAVE A 3 YEAR OLD MALE PYRENEES AND WE WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO OUR FAMILY. MY CURRENT PYRENEES IS WELL TRAINED AND SOCIALIZED. WE EVEN HAVE HIM DOING PET …

Walk about 
Is it normal for my anatolian pureneea to go on a walk about for multiple weeks?

New puppy 
Can I bring a new puppy into our home with a female great Pyrenees? Is it putting the puppy in danger? Or will it be overly protective with it? Does the …

Dewclaws 
I have a new litter of Great Pyr. Three of the pups only have 1 dewclaw. Is this a flaw or is this common in large litters?

long life 
What can I do to help her live Longer.

cross bred 
Did Great Pyrenees ever cross breed with Berners, l am having litters with 5 toes on back legs

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Barking 
I have been told that as these dogs "patrol" at night, they will constantly let out warning barks. Is this typical/true? We have 5 acres with neighbors …

puppy food 
What do you recommend for a dry puppy food? How many times and how much do I feed an 8 week old? Thanks

protein and fat for 1 1/2 year old neutered male  
What kind of protein and fat is ideal for a 1 1/2 year old neutered male that's moderately active.

Webbed feet 
Do great pyneese have webbed feet

About question 11 
You said in question and answer 11 that that when the dirt dries it falls off. Is that excluding sand.. If you take your white Pyrenees on a walk on the …

tail hair loss? 
My male pyr just turned a year old at the beginning of January. After his last grooming appointment a few weeks ago I noticed that he looked like he lost …

Picky Eater! 
Hello! I recently rescued a 5 year old Female Great Pyr named Fancy. I am a vet tech at a shelter clinic, she came in to be spayed, I fell in love …

puppy food intake 
I have not owned a great Pyrenees prior to the new pup, Violet, we have just purchased, but I am ready for the challenge. She is barely 8 weeks old. Owning …

cold weather 
Hi, I am confused about cold weather. I know they love cold weather but is there a temperature that is too cold for them to be outside in? Thank you. …

how much do i feed my Pyrenees puppy? 
I have a two month Pyrenees puppy how do i know how much to feed him?

Great Pyr Q's From A Teen! 
To begin, I'm only 16. We aren't totally sure, but my family believes my dog is a Great Pyr. She likes to stay outside at night, going under the deck, …

How prevelent .....? 
How prevalent are incidents of aggressive behaviour of a neutered male Pyrenees towards another neutered male dog? We are experienced dog owners, with …

Digging 
We adopted a 3 yr old Great Pyrenees a few weeks ago. She's adjusting well but we have 2 foot deep pits all over our yard. If we see her in the act of …

Temptation 
Living as we do in the eastern upper peninsula of Michigan I notice that our eleven month old male is beginning to find hiimself. The wolf population …

Is my dog a Great Pyrenees? 
I live in Florida, and I purchased an English Golden Retriever which, as you probably know, looks a lot like a Great Pyrenees. The pup's owner was supposed …

1. Barking? 2. Smell? 3. swimmer?  
We are moving back to Boston. Our last dog died, a very independent Tibetan Spaniel. Our children are now 12 and in college nearby. We will be living …

How to keep my Pyr cool outside in the summer heat 
I rescued a stray Pyr mix with no background info. He insists on sleeping outside on our screened in back porch. He loves the cold but I am worried about …

Compatibility with other dogs 
I have a 2 year old spayed Borde Collie and a 1 year old intact male Golden Retriever. I am thinking of fostering an approx. 9 month old neutered Pyr …

Hair loss 
my pyrennes has lost a patch of hair on her back and I am not sure why?

My Pryns is 90 LBS is she pure bread 
We rescued our girl from a shelter. She looks small for a Pyr. She has the double dew claws. Could she be a mix if she has the double dew claw?

chewing 
Please help my pyr wont' stop chewing......he has almost destroyed my hot tub.....I now have to buy a new cover for it....and he has also started on the …

How long for puppy food? 
We have a rescued female Pyr that's been with us for 11 months now. We are certain that her father is a full Pyr, but now sure of the mother's breed. …

Great Pyrenees 
Should I worry that my Great Pyr isn't interested in eating a lot or drinking water?

whining 
I notice when my kids are in their room playing, I have a gate up so our 8 month old Pyrenees can't get in there to chew up stuff. He will start whining …

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Shedding 
Why does my 12 month old shed sooo much? We have to brush her at least 2 times a day. Our whole house must be cleaned everyday, everything has fur on it. …

How to stop my pyr from barking at the "herd" he should be guarding? 
I just adopted a 3 year old great pyrenees from a rescue. She's a fantastic new member of the family. We have several horses and a flock of chickens. …

won't let me walk but a few feet away from the house 
I have a one year old male Great Pyrenees that will not let me walk but a few feet from the house and then drags me by my arm back to the house. Even when …

single vs. pair 
Would a pair of Great Pyrenees wander off further than a single male?

Moody Pup? 
I have a two month old Pyr puppy who doesn't play too much. She's very quiet but then surprises us when she starts to run around and wants to wrestle. …

feeding them 
Why is it not good to feed Pyrs human food? Like table scraps,etc. I just did three times this week and he threw up each time. I don't want to hurt him, …

Is he tired or lazy or reluctant? 
We walk our 2 Pyrs on a 2 mile walk in the country on a gravel road. On the return leg when 1/4 mile from home, one just shuts down and stops. Any ideas? …

Red Eyes 
We have a 9 month old Border Pyrenees. She is a lovely dog but often her eyes are red, only for a few hours or days and then it seems to go away. Is this …

Working with others 
Can you work a Great Pyr at the same time as Australian Shepherds? What I mean is, can I use my herders to move the sheep while the Pyr is there or will …

One of my Pyrs has 3 rear dewclaws on each foot!! But they're  
Hey guys, we've 2 Pyrs both rescue, Annie has 3 dewclaws on each hind leg, (looks kinda like a chicken claw lol) but these seem looser and floppier than …

agression 
Hi We have a beautiful 5 year old spade female. We walk her 3 times a day, play with her in the backyard and she is lovely. However her guarding instinct …

why would it attack a small dog being held by owner 
Buddy is a three year old male crossed with a lab has been a outide dog on a cattle farm , he's a very lovable dog and likes kids, he never barks when …

dog bed 
My Pyrenees is 12 years old now, and her joints are getting a little stiff. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good bed for dogs her size.

Double Dewclaws/Weight 
My Pyr has double dewclaws on her front AND rear paws. Is this normal??? Also, I just weighed her at 9.5 weeks and she's 20.4 lbs, just wondering how heavy …

do they run? / do they drool all the time like st. bernards? 
I am looking to get a pyr...... Do they like to run away a lot? Will they drool when ever they want or just when they are hot? My husband doesn't care …

male or female 
Which is better, male or female. I now have a male lab.

Not eating 
I have a 8 year old GP. For the past few days he is not eating. His breath is very stinky and is drooling more than usual. His drool is slightly yellow …

Jumping 
I have a great pyr that continuly jumps over the fence. We have 3 acres fenced with 5 ft fencing but she continues to jump. Any advice?

Won't drink water inside the house 
We adopted a 4-1/2 yr old female from a rescue. We were told she was kept in a cage and neglected for most of her life, she is a sweet dog and has a great …

How old is he? 
We adopted a Great Pyrenees from our local animal shelter. He seems to be fully grown. He was found wandering around so we have no background on him. …

DEW CLAWS 
I bought a Pyrenees from a well-known breeder in California (breeder of the pyrs in "Santa paws" movies) and my little female pyr has only one set of dew …

Wussy 
I have an eight month old male that we purchased from a sheep farm in the area. We received a low price due to the fact that he was the last of the litter …

Inside or outside? 
I adopted a 5 year old male GP from the local shelter. He was a stray. I have had him for a week and one half. Judging by his reactions, I do not believe …

Yard Size 
Do I need a really big yard for a great pyranees?

Claws, Fur, Size 
Hello, I have what I was told was a Great Pyrenees pup. I see that Pyrenees have double dewclaws on the back feet and single on the front. She only has …

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Can they be trained to stay within a large perimeter?  
We live on 60 acres., with only horse fencing. Can a pyrenees be trained to stay behind the horse fencing and not climb in between the fence rails?

two males  
We have a 21 month male Pyrenees and 14 month old female{not spayed but soon to be spayed} and our son just recently got a male pyr now three months old …

Integrating with cats 
I have adopted a two year old female Great Pyr and despite being informed that she would be good with cats, that is not the case. Has anyone been successful …

Length 
What is the approximate length of a female great pyr.?

Exercise 
I run with my Great Pyrenees. She is a two year old female. How much is too much and/or too far for this large breed of dog?

airline travel crate/kennel for Pyr's 
Does anyone know of a IATA82 approved air travel crate/kennel large enough for a 160lb male Pyr. The XXL E/Z Collapsible K9 Crate from American Aluminum …

New hair growth 
We have a Great Pyrenees female that turned five months old October 4, 2014. We noticed today that her hair along the length of spine and down the sides …

dew claw 
Is it supposed to have a second claw on a dew claw?

Does skinny mean unhealthy? 
My one year old female pyr has lost almost all of her coat (it is fall, weather is changing) and we have noticed that she is just skin and bones. She's …

growth 
Do Pyrenees take small breaks from growing...mine was growing fast from 5 weeks to 4 months...he doesn't looks like he's grown much in the last 5 weeks. …

A Question About the Height of Dogs 
How do they measure the height of the dogs? Is the size determined at the shoulder or the head?

Potty training 
Our pyrenees Marlee is 15 weeks. She is so very smart except when it comes to potty training. We take her to the same fenced in yard within her own …

Genetics question 
I've read with some breeds (because all of mine are rescued, mixed breed) that certain traits come from mother and others from father. I have to female …

Drooling 
I am presently owned by the third Pyr in my life and somewhere along the way I came to understand that drooling is part of their defense mechanisms. When …

Pairs - Can they be together? 
We have two female Pyrs. We took them in for 6 month booster today (our vet was out, so different doc), he told us they should not be together, we needed …

Alone time 
I am thinking about adopting a Great Pyrenees dog/puppy. My main concern is how the breed does when left alone for the day? I have a job that requires …

Shedding 
How often do they shed and what are the cycles?

Therapy Dogs??? 
I am a special education teacher and do a lot of volunteer work with children with special needs. I am looking to get a therapy dog to help me with my …

Long walks 
I have a 4 month old Pry and like to go for long walk is a two mile walk to far at this age. She is fine when we get back just don't want to cause any …

Do we ever truly get over their loss? 
My Pyr died at the young age of 7, of heart disease, brought on by 3 years of steroids given to manage her Addison's disease, which she developed at age …

Feeding my pyr , I need Guidance 
My pyr is almost 9 years old, what kind of food, should I give her...She was always on vet or good commercial dog food. I was thinking of Science Diet …

Feeding a Pyrenees 
I have had a Great Pyrenees, purebred, and now have two Pyrenees mixes which I rescued. One is probably part retriever, completely white, double dew claws, …

lgd won't eat 
We have a LGD that is about 6 mths. She was fine until three days ago. She just stopped eating. Won't even eat scraps that I tried to temp her with. They …

Orchard Guard dog? 
We have owned many dogs and enjoy them. Can a Great Pyrenee be trained to patrol an unfenced orchard in the country? We have terrible deer, elk and moose …

dew claws 
We purchased a 3 month old puppy that looks very much like a Great Pyr, were told she was from Great Pyr parents. She does not have the double dew claws …

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She won't let me closer than 10' 
I have a wonderful Great Pyr female about 4 years old who looks after my goats on a big farm, all free ranging. She will not let me closer than about 10 …

Introducing a new dog - male or female 
I have a four year old Great Pyr female looking after my nine goats. I want to introduce a puppy Great Pyr into the mix to provide further protection against …

Puppy chow? 
I have a 5 month old Pyr. She's been eating purina puppy chow because that is what she was on when I got her. She sheds A LOT, I understand that it comes …

Introducing New Pyr to My Dogs 
I'm going through the processes to adopt a 1yr old 100lb male Pyr. I have a 10yr old female Beagle mix, a 6yr old female Labrador Retriever, and an 8 …

my great pyrenees is small 
I have a full blooded pyrenees he is 4 yrs old and i think he is small compared to his mom and dad i wanted to know why is he so small?

Strongly dislikes some people 
Our Pyr is socialized with people and dogs however sometimes he just doesn't like someone and is very in your face vocal and loud large barks. Seems he …

7 year old Great Pyrenees is having trouble walking. 
I have heard that that the older these dogs get, the worse their joints get. Is that true? We keep our dog in the back yard with another dog. They play …

diet 
What kind of dog food should a 3 month puppy eat?

can a pyr swim 
Can a great Pyrenees swim?

Grooming trauma  
I had my wonderful 6 year old GP groomed for the first time. The groomers have a van where they come to your home. Due to lack of communication they practically …

No dew claws, is he still legit? 
We purchased a sweet great Pyrenees today from a breeder with no papers as we were looking for a companion dog not a piece of paper. He checks out on …

Brutus is lazy! 
My 5 yr old Brutus has gotten very lazy. I've posted my story about him previously. How he used to belong to a neighbor about 20 acres away for his first …

Starving? 
My 2 year old Pyrenes is kept inside. He gets daily walks and goes with us almost everywhere. When it comes to feeding time he does not eat much. I …

hindquarters too tall 
My nine month old Pyr's rear end is much higher than front. Will the front catch up?

what is the best protein for a pyr? 
My 7 year old, female, rescued Great Pyrenees, has had many issues with her skin for the past 3 years, since we moved to California; and many dogs around …

A question of size 
I consider myself pretty well read when it comes to my beloved bred the Great Pyrenees. One thing continues to be a little hard to understand. Every site …

Curious about my Great Pyrenees  
I have recently bought a pup and was told that she was bread from a white femal and a black male. She is brindle..beautiful and very big at 8 weeks old. …

Trying to decide wether or not to adopt a Rescued Female Pyrenees 
My neighbor Foster's Pyrenees and for the first time he was given two puppies that were sadly found in a Dumpster. There were others pups but his two …

will letting my puppy out of his fence confuse him? 
I just brought home our 3.5 month old Pyrenees puppy. He is in a fenced area and is doing well. At what point can I let him out to be with me around the …

How cold of a temperature can they handle? 
We had our great pyr run away last night. Unfortunately, it got to about -34 C. Still no sign of him a day later. What is the lowest temperature they can …

Barking 
Our rescued great Pyr barks very loudly and kind of a lot. She has a huge yard, gets a one hour walk each day, lots of play with our dalmation, comes inside …

Independence plus 
I love the info about dew claws. I just knew there was a reason for them and was confused when I was told to remove them ...I am not. I thought I had the …

pyrenees and roaming 
I am debating whether or not to get my pyr fixed. Would this keep him from wanting to roam?

Dew Claws 
I have an almost 2 year old that is highly protective over our sheep, horses, chickens and our entire family. Today, she was licking at her hind feet …

.I'm concerned about my newly adopted 4 yeat old Pyr not eating much 
I have a newly adopted 4 years old male Pyr. I've had him about 3 months now. He was previously a totally outside dog but we have easily made him into …

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Is that a golden retriver? 
Every SINGLE dog show my pyr gets brought to i get asked by the crowd "is that a big golden retriver ??" Once in an actual dog show the judge had to ask …

Young puppies great guardians for my goats 
I just acquired two beautiful great Pyrenees mountain dogs to be guardians for my goats. They are four months old, and beautiful, friendly bundles of enthusiasm. …

I need guidance 
We rescued a Pyr. She is our shadow and seems to step on our heels. What do we do? Otherwise she is the best thing that ever happen to us....

Will your Pyr attack another dog while out on a walk? 
While out for a walk a neighbors small yappy pup came racing off her porch and my dog Pandora pinned her down and bit her in the neck area which caused …

Great Pyr changing colour 
When we got her as a puppy she was all white with just a hint of beige on her ear tips. Now at almost one year she has developed a beige head and has …

Webbed toes 
I am told that GP are not webbed toed I have GP which webbed toe and a GP/ Maremma cross which is also webbed toed. Thank you for your time. Cheer Marge …

Drinking water 
My Great Pyr does not drink a lot of water when we are out and visiting others. She drinks when she gets home. Do they not need a lot of water and is …

dewclaw 
my pup is 4 months old and she has a dewclaw is it okay for her to live with it ?

Age and teeth development​ Not rated yet
At what age does a great Pyrenees get this final adult tooth? (Pierce through the gums)? I have an 85 pound female puppy who is still getting new adult …

Pawing while laying on their side, fully awake Not rated yet
What is he try to say while pawing while laying on his side, or standing on the wooded floor of the living room

Dew claw care Not rated yet
My perfectly healthy pyr has these crusty dew claws. Sometimes I scrape off the dead skin and put on paw cream but what does this get crusty and not …

Milo sleep pees but not when awake Not rated yet
Milo sleep pees but not when awake. How common is this?is it's a neutered thing? Vet sez will give proin. RX. See his sphincter relaxes when he relaxes. …

Is my dog a great pyrenees? Not rated yet
My dog seems to have shorter hair then the pictures I've seen, not sure if its just because he is young, or what. He has double back claws, but i was wondering …

Say it ain't so, The're trying to alter our breed? Not rated yet
I resently read a articale on the internet about the AKC (and the CKC) show breeder are trying to breed the dog with shorter hocks and legs so they …

Feeding Not rated yet
How much should I be feeding my 120lb, 15 mo. old pup?

Paws Not rated yet
Do they have to have extra declaws on back paws?

feed puppy Not rated yet
How many times should I feed Pyrenees puppy and how much?

Why does my Pyr howl all the time? Not rated yet
My Great Pyrenees, Bode, is 4 years old and has recently (over the last year) started howling. Initially, it happened when he was left alone but now it …

Toenails Not rated yet
Am I seeing things or do their Toenails extend outward when grabbing onto objects or people then retract back to normal length when they relax and stop …

How many times a day should a puppy eat? Not rated yet
We have a 13 week old puppy. It's half Great Pyrenees and half Akbash. How many times a day should she eat?

How to introduct an aggressive pyr to members of the family Not rated yet
My son is moving back from college. We've found this dog roaming the streets and has apparently been very mistreated in the past. He was very beat up …

Baby weight Not rated yet
What is the average weight of a male Pyr at 18 wks?

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