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?

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Feb 05, 2016
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Who know for sure
by: Ed A from NJ

The breed standard calls for a black nose as well as the outline of the eyes. However the skin around the outer edge of the nose would be pinkish and with a white puppy you may be seeing the surrounding skin. Any breed can vary from the standard and still be a pure breed. You didn't say where your puppy came from but somewhere on this site someone also discussed the loss of pigment when two pure white Pyrenees are breed. Of course it could be a sign of a mix, look for other signs. Double dew claws,the shape of the head and ears body structure. All this information can be found right here on their breed standard page.

Feb 05, 2016
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Purebred
by: Donna

A dog is only purebred if it comes from a reputable breeder meaning that the dogs are registered with a recognized kennel club and come with registration papers and have a tattoo in their ear or inside of their hind leg.

Someone else had the same kind of question and these are the answers:

https://www.great-pyrenees-club-of-southern-ontario.com/pink-skin.html

Make sure you have your pup spayed/neutered at about a year old to ensure there are no unwanted puppies in the future.

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/02/17/dangers-of-early-pet-spaying-or-neutering.aspx

Feb 06, 2016
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No Way
by: Anonymous

Pure breed - Any dog who's parents are of the same lineage. It says nothing of tattoos or kennel registration. I'm sorry but a dog does not have to meet those requirement to be pure of breed. If so there would be no great Pyrenees much before the 1870s. Also with chipping tattooing dog should have gone the way of cropped ears. Many rescues indeed have purebred surrenders.it should also be noted that Kennel club papers do not make there dog health since kennel clubs do no health follow ups so a bad breeder is a bad breeder papers or not. Now if the dog is OSSA certafide that is something different. It is a disservice to everyone to say your dog needs Kennel club papers to be pure or healthy. It needs certifacate of wellness, blood work and x-rays more then kennel papers!

Feb 07, 2016
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Purebred
by: Donna

Nowadays, without papers, there is no proof they are purely bred Pyrs or any breed for that matter.

Just as one needs papers to prove citizenship. No citizenship was required hundreds of years ago, either.

There are many white breeds. They could be Maremma, Akbash, Kuvasz, Polish Tatra, Pyrs, Italian Bruzzi, Pyr Mastiff or Slovac Cuvac. There may be more white breeds and you might be hard pressed to tell the difference between some of them.

You can have a full Pyr but unless they are registered with a recognized kennel club, they are not purebred. Ask any reputable breeder

Feb 07, 2016
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Just not so
by: Anonymous

I'm sorry but that is just not true, you can not change words to fit your own meanings. What your saying is you can't have a pure breed without papers and that is just not the case. Your saying not to rescue if you want a pure breed dog. Well that should set rescue back 30 years! What about an $80 dollar DNA test, I guess that is a waste too, though they say it is 99 present accurate with pure breed dogs.I am sorry but that view is simply wrong and if I do say so, elitest.

Feb 08, 2016
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Knowing
by: Ed A from NJ

I'm sorry but I think I have to disagree with both parties. Great Pyrenees are very distinctive dogs. If you know the breed there are certain things that make the breed very distinctive. All big white dogs are not the same. As to reputable breeders they dont even agree from country to country every kennel club varies in standard. But the over all component that make up a great pyrnees. Unlike every other breed you mentioned the Pyrenees is a Lupomosaloid the rest are mossaliods. It took me a long time to find out the difference. It has a lot to do with the fact that the Pyrenees is much closer to the wolf which explains the very identifiable more triangler head.if you really love this breed you can clearly see the not so suttle differences. If you can't, it shouldn't matter if you got a pure breed unless you got took by some one selling you a pure breed. In that case get DNA done. I also don't recamend asking a breeder if the only pure breed is the one you can buy from him. I quite sure they would love for you to believe the only way for you to get one is buy his. Last thing I am a US citizen and I don't have papers.

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