my great pyrenees is small

by beverly
(memphis)

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?

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Jul 30, 2014
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Genetics are funny
by: Ed A New Jersey

Mom and Dad don't tell the whole story, they are just the first chapter. So maybe you just got the runt of the litter. For every one too big there is one two small. Also Dwarfism runs in the breed. The good news is big or small they are all wonderful
So as I said before "VIA LA DIFFERENCE"

Jul 30, 2014
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how big is he
by: Nancy

What is his weight and height? I have an almost 5 yr old. He is 34" and 147 lbs and I think he is considered large.

Jul 31, 2014
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No one seems to agree
by: Ed A New Jersey

If you are not confused enough yet let me help. If you go by the akc a 120 pound male is the norm, if you go by the KC then a tad bigger. But if you go by the French kennel club it is not about exact numbers as much as correct proportion.

FYI my 11 year old girl Buttercup is 32" tall at the shoulder and 120 pounds which seems fine for a girl though the AKC would consider her large. She looks like many of the dogs owned by the club here. Then there is my boy Beau 36 inches at the shoulder and weighing in at 165 he is big by any standard except the French kennel club. At one point he was 180 and my vet said too big for his frame.

At 165 he moves very well and I can feel his power in his gate. Now for a pyr he has very powerful hips and very strong shoulders. His coat is wavy but very heavy. I have said before his dad is 14 and he still works in those very mountains.

Both dogs are pyre to the max they fit the profile to the T. I said before and I stick to it. It matters not about size when you have had them for awhile you get to know it's all about what's inside. I maintain there is no canine in the world that compares to these amazing animals.

I always hear owners say I will always own another. Never have I herd of it being a nightmare. I guess somewhere out there someone couldn't live with one but nobody I want to know. So big small fat or tall just be glad you found your way to the very best breed to ever walk the face of this planet.

Nov 21, 2014
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big, small, white, badger marked..all beauties
by: Janie

I agree Ed; these dogs are amazing, whether they are true to their breed, protectors; or more laid back. I've had best of both worlds.....my first was more laid back Polar Bear type. My 2nd now is more lanky though still young, but very protective and vocal but quite the sweetheart. These dogs are the best. Beauties they are. Captivating.
All dogs are awesome. I love the Large breeds, but the Pyrs, Newfies, Saint Bernards, and Great Danes are my favorites. My Newfie is a sweetheart too, all 150 lbs of her. Quite the lovey-dovey, attention seeking Big Black Bear. These gentle giant dogs are amazing. Viva Great Pyrs, Newfies and all gentle giants!!

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