This breed started off being the right hand man of a shepherd but subsequently moved up in rank to fulfill nobler obligations as a watchdog for the rich and famous.
Great Pyrenees are courageous, self-motivated and make excellent watchdogs. But their loving, soft and easy-going character also makes them good companion dogs for families. They are happy to live both inside and outside.
They are not easy to train and are therefore not recommended for first time dog owners. They are self-motivated and it can sometimes be difficult to convince them that what you would like them to do is the right thing to do!
Great Pyrenees don’t bark much but when they do your walls may shake! As they are watchdogs by heart, strangers are never welcome. They love their family and will need to be treated as such. In return, they will protect their pack with full devotion. Exclusion and not being allowed close to their family will make them very unhappy. They are big teddy bears who love the great outdoors.
They tend to lose lots of hair as their coat is long and sheds. If you are a clean freak then this long, thick coast may just drive you insane, and it tends to collect sticks and dirt along the way. They can come in four different colour variants; brown, red, grey or white.
|Life expectancy:||10-12 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||very high|