how big do they get?

by catherine
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How big do they get

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Aug 28, 2015
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depends
by: Ed A from NJ

That is a hard question. I can tell you that the akc standard calls for girls to be around 110 to 120 while males are on the 120 to 130 side. But the French kennel club says the males start at 120 and can be of any weight over that so long as it is well proportioned.

My boy stood 34" and weighed in at 165 one of the biggest I ever seen. I did see a male that was a good 6" taller but very thin. He had very bad hips at only 2 years old. I also have a female that is 120 pounds and looks thin too but doctor says she is fine.

I think more measurements are somewhere around 28 or 29 inches at the shoulder and a safe bet 130 pounds female 27" and that 115 is our normal.

Aug 28, 2015
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How Big
by: Donna

I'm assuming you have not acquired a Pyr, yet, so that is good news.

Please do all your research on this breed. They can get up to 100 pounds and more.

Talk to a reputable breeder about this breed and, also read on from our website:

http://www.great-pyrenees-club-of-southern-ontario.com/Great-Pyrenees.html

They bark more than most breeds to keep all things deemed a threat away. They moult twice a year and required a good grooming once a week including nail trims and dew claws. In between, they shed all year round.

The do roam so they must be contained within a large securely fenced backyard. No tie outs for these dogs.

They must be walked on-leash.

The dig holes in your backyard in order to stay cool in summer.

They are independent thinkers and therefore, anything you ask of them, they will do on their own time. That is their instinct, with which you need to work.

They are not the breed for most people.

Sep 04, 2015
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by: Ed A from NJ

Donna is absolutely right, please consider every word she said and I think she also missed drooling and the fact that this very large dog loves to lean on you.

But the flip side is they will love you, give their life for you to protect you with no thought for themselves. When well trained they will be so sweet and gentle you will think it is just a teddy bear until it need to be other.

Unlike aggressive breeds a well trained Pyrenees will use only the force needed to end the problem whether it be just barking or a fight to the death truly remarkable valor!

They love children and other animals you may have if they think they are part of their pack. While they are a bit stubborn when trained right they are a true blessing.

If you are not well versed as a trainer or can not assume the role of alpha in a positive training way run away from this breed. However if you spend the time and effort to train this dog you will own one the rest of your life.

Ask the people on this page how many would give up theirs! The silance will be deafaning.

Nov 10, 2015
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Size
by: Anonymous

I have a male and a female. My maLe is 11.5 years old he is 31 inches at the shoulder and his peak weight when he was 7 was around 140lbs. The female is 29 inches and 95 lbs she is 3
Both are if but remarkably athletic dogs though the male is slowing down
The previous comment was right they are fantastic dogs I would not swap them for any other breed but they are not for everyone.
They are good with kids and other dogs but do let me know if something is not right eg strangers on the block
Getting a new puppy soon

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