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Great Pyrenees

(Pyrenean Mountain Dog) (Chien de Montagne des Pyrenees) (Pyrenean dog)

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A white with tan Great Pyrenees is running across a yard with a red ball in its mouth

Rocky the Great Pyrenees playing in the yard with his red ball

Close Up - A white with tan Great Pyrenees is laying down on top of a rug A white with tan Great Pyrenees is laying on a rug looking up happy with its mouth parted.

"This is Rocky or Rocket Man as he is known on his AKC papers. He is a 1-year-old Great Pyrenees that weighs 130 pounds. He is a very sweet and gentle dog that seems to be aware of his massive size, as he is very gentle while playing with our grandchildren and the three tiny Maltese he shares his home with. (Although he will play rough if that's what you want to do.) But he will always wait to see what kind of play each person wants. He is also very protective and when someone comes to the door, he will always get himself between us and the stranger until he is sure they are good people. He is extremely well behaved and very smart; he learned at a very young age to ring the bells that hang on the door when he wants to go outside. His favorite place in the house is sprawled out on the sofa snoring loudly. He is the hit of the neighborhood when we go for a walk. Everyone wants to touch him because of all his fur; the first comments we hear are how much he looks like a big white bear. Some are afraid to pet him, but once they look into those big, soft beautiful eyes, few can resist the urge to sink their fingers deep into all that fur, and he loves every minute of it. He truly thinks he is king of the neighborhood."

A Great Pyrenees is running across a stream of water that has a water fall

This is Lion enjoying the great outdoors! Rescued by Dawn Littlefield of Littlefield Kennels

Five Great Pyrenees are sitting in grass. All of them are panting and looking to the left

A pack of Great Pyrenees—Photo courtesy of Tarascon Pyrenean Mountain Dogs

A white with black Great Pyrenees is sitting on a rug and it is looking up and to the left

This little pup’s name is Pyrmont Alphacentauri. Photo courtesy of Pyrmont Kennels, New Zealand