These enormous white canines were bred to guard sheep. They take guarding very seriously, and extend this sense of responsibility to everything within their domain—animate or inanimate. Gentle, sweet-natured, and emotive, these pups are pure love with their Pack. However, socialization and patient, positive training is an absolute must to avoid a fearful, aggressive, or hyper-vigilant dog.
1. Great Pyrenees 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Great Pyrenees Temperament and Training
3. Great Pyrenees Diet and Feeding
Great Pyrenees Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Great Pyrenees Weight
Great Pyrenees generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Great Pyreneess. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Great Pyrenees with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.