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Great Pyrenees

Gentleness, elegance and majestic appearance (other names: Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Chien des Pyrénées, Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, Mastin del Pirineo)

Great Pyrenees
origin:France
life expectancy:9-11 years
classification:Herding
height:63 to 81 cm
weight:38 to 57 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Difficultclimate: Coldin/out: Outdoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Demandingsize: Giant
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History [ edit ]

The Great Pyrenees, also known as Pyrenean Mountain Dog, is, as its name suggests, a very large breed of dog. It is a very old breed. Remains of a dog similar to the Great Pyrenees have been discovered in Europe dating as far back as 1800 B.C. and although the Pyrenees mountains of Europe are considered to be its native land its ancestors were problably the Hungarian Kuvasz, the Turkish Karabash, the Slovakian Kuvac and the Italian Maremmano-Abruzzese. Until the Middle Ages The Great Pyrenees remained in the high mountain regions where they were traditionally used by nomad shepherds for flock guarding of whom they were fantastic allies once Great