A brief history of the Great Pyrenees:
Bred for centuries to guard sheep in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain, they also guarded fortresses and were often left alone for days at a time. In many countries, the breed is known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
The coat of the Pyr is mainly white, which can have grey or badger/tan markings. Surprisingly, their beautiful coat is very easy to maintain; dirt and mud, once dry, is easily brushed clean.
They range in size from 27 inches to 32 inches at the shoulder for males and 25 inches to 29 inches for females. The Great Pyrenees has an astonishingly low metabolism. They are not big eaters. They eat far less than other breeds of comparable size.
Their temperament and character are truly remarkable. In nature, the Great Pyrenees is confident, gentle and affectionate. A calm dog with dignity, the Pyr has guarded families and flocks for centuries. Retaining the guarding instinct, the Pyr will protect loved ones, especially children. Pyr puppies need socializing as all puppies do, and can be counted on to be friendly and gentle.
Pyrs love to be with people. They are not an “tie on a rope dog”. They require a fenced yard or an outside run of at least 6 feet by 10 feet. All Pyrview puppies come with a certified health guarantee. All breeding stock is x-rayed clear.
All puppies at Pyrview receive that all-important early handling and socialization. This gives them confidence and encourages them to experience new situations at their own pace which ensures a well-adjusted pup that will fit into many family situations. Puppies are identified with microchip.
We recommend obedience training for your new puppy. Kindergarten puppy classes are a wonderful experience for our puppies.
If you are looking for a companion — pet or show — please email us.