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by Shaylee Walker
(Cheyenne,Wyoming)

Where do Great Pyrenees live?

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by: Donna

That is a very broad question, Shaylee.

I've read various places from which they originate. One thing I read is that they descend from the Molossian hounds brought to Spain by the Romans. They became established in the Pyrenean mountains in the Basque region.

Their true job in life is to be the guardian of livestock because of their independent nature meaning they do not need humans to tell them how to do their job.

They can live in the city but at least a 6-foot high fence is required to keep them contained. They need a large backyard in which to run and play. Their instinct it to bark to warn predators away but this can be managed with patience.

They do well in cold climates. Their double coats keep them well-insulted in summer and winter.

Pyrs are not for most people simply because they are not eager-to-please dogs, they bark, dig holes in the garden, need regular grooming and nail trimming including dew claws and they do wander great distances if off-leash.


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