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If you have ever met a Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog you will know they are unforgettable! And without a doubt, a Pyr puppy will steal your heart away!
Sometimes referred to as a Great Pyr, this dog’s size is imposing, its movement graceful and its beauty breathtaking. It’s quite common for anyone nearby to stop and ask about this striking dog. This is a big, powerful, willful dog that is unique in many ways. It has special needs that many dog owners or potential dog owners, may not know.
Dedicated to advancing the interests of the breed, the Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario was formed in 1977. Club members work constantly to encourage and maintain the highest standards for the breed.
The Club, including this site, is dedicated to assisting breeders, owners and the general public in furthering their knowledge and appreciation of this magnificent dog.
“So how do we do this?” you ask. There are many ways. The Club promotes and holds Specialty Shows, Boosters, Sanction Matches, Fun Matches and Obedience Trials.
And for more relaxing times, outside of conformation and obedience showing, the Club promotes and encourages social activities with owners and their dogs including picnics, parades and walks. Now, if you think ONE Great Pyr is impressive… imagine seeing a whole pack of them!!!
Unfortunately, not all relationships between Great Pyrs and their human companions work out in a way that we would like. Sometimes circumstances change outside of anyone’s control. Other times the human realizes that the Great Pyr is bigger and hairier and noisier than was anticipated. For any number of reasons, this beautiful dog can find itself in need of a new, loving home.
As a result the Club has established and maintains a Great Pyrenees Rescue Sub-committee, dedicated to the rescue of the Breed and placement of rescue dogs with responsible owners, as-well-as fostering such rescue dogs until suitable homes can be arranged. Of course it is our aim to ensure that anyone interested in sharing his or her life with a Great Pyr, is fully informed and fully aware of the unique realities of the breed.
And what geographical area does the Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario represent? Well it’s more than you may have imagined. The area includes Southern Ontario, South Western Ontario as well as Eastern Ontario.
Here’s your geography lesson for today… The area served by the Club is all of Ontario below the 46th degree of latitude. The 46th degree of latitude extends from the east at the Quebec border near Chalk River and travels west just north of Manitoulin Island to the United States border.
Yes folks, you heard it right here… the Club’s territory extends west to the United States border, east to the Quebec border, north to the 46th degree of latitude and south to the Great Lakes. Okay, the geography lesson is over!
So that’s our story. The Great Pyrenees Club of Southern Ontario is here to help advance the interests of the breed by providing you with trusted resources to ensure that you and your Great Pyr have a happy, long life together.
Join the club and get involved… or simply stay tuned as our site evolves to provide the best possible access to the club and reliable information about the Breed.
Nov 19, 20 07:00 AM
I have a 5-month-old Mel great Pyrenees named Koda. We've had him since he was 12 weeks old and are absolutely amazed by how quickly he was able to work
Nov 18, 20 02:29 PM
This beautiful young year-old Maremma needs to have his confidence built up. We are working on this and is to be continued by his new people. He is fearful
Nov 18, 20 02:26 PM
*ADOPTION PENDING* This young white fluffy mix is a sweet girl who is typical of her primary breed. She gets along with other dogs with proper introduction.
Nov 18, 20 12:08 PM
I got three pups from a breeder and 2 of the pups have double dew claws in the back but the 1 only has single dewclaw in the back how is this possible
Nov 09, 20 12:45 PM
Congratulations to Oliver and his family. He has been officially adopted! DOB: March 30, 2019 This big white fluffy––Maremma maybe Retriever cross––came
Nov 09, 20 10:06 AM
Tucker is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees who is a wonderful pet. He enjoys the park and long walks so he can sniff everything. He is our big baby who watches
Nov 06, 20 06:18 PM
When all of the Pyrenees dogs that we have owned and raised lye down, they flop down loud and hard every time. Why? They are quiet otherwise.
Oct 30, 20 05:04 PM
Dear pyr rescue, I am greatly saddened to let you know that Alice passed away in October 2019 at the age of 10 years and 4 months. It has been over a