Family: livestock Dog, flockguard
Area of origin: France
Original function: sheep guardian
Average size of male: Ht: 27-32, Wt: 100
Average size of female: Ht: 25-29, Wt: 85
Other names: Pyrenean mountain dog, chien des Pyrenees, chien de montagne des Pyrenees
Great Pyrenees Dog Temperament
The Great Pyrenees is a capable and imposing guardian, devoted to her family and somewhat wary of strangers, human or canine. When not provoked, she is calm, well-mannered and somewhat serious. She is very gentle with her family and children. She has an independent, somewhat stubborn, nature and may try to dominate a less secure handler. Some are not good off leash and may wander away. The Great Pyrenees tends to bark a lot.