Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Other name: Great Pyrenees

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Life expectancy

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 26 and 30 in
Male Between 28 and 31 in

Adult weight

Female Between 110 and 130 lb
Male Between 123 and 141 lb
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Purchase price

The Pyrenean Mountain Dog costs between £960 and £980

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More details about the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Pyrenean Mountain Dog: Origins and history

The Great Pyrenees was developed in and around the Pyrenean mountain range. They were used as both guard dogs and sheepdogs. They would herd the flocks during the day and then switch over to guard duties during the evenings. This explains their nocturnal behaviour and tendency to bark during the night. The Great Pyrenees is still more of a working dog than a domesticated canine, although they're popularity is slowly starting to grow, especially among active dogs lovers living in more rural environments.

FCI classification of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

  • Group 2 - Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

  • Section 3 : Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

Training a Pyrenean Mountain Dog

This depends on the ability and knowledge of the trainer. An inexperienced handler will have a very tough time keeping this dog focused.  In fact, if you've haven't trained a pet before, then the Great Pyrenees is not the right dog to start with.

Pyrenean Mountain Dog: Purchase price

The average cost of a purebred Great Pyrenees is somewhere between  £960-£980.

You'll also need to budget around £100 a month for feeding costs, and the average cost of a basic insurance policy is around £20.00 per month, although this varies from dog to dog.

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