Breed information about the Great Pyrenees from the American Kennel Club.

  • Temperament:Smart, Patient, Calm
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 66 of 195
  • Height: 27-32 inches (male), 25-29 inches (female)
  • Weight: 100 pounds & up (male), 85 pounds & up (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
  • Group: Working Group

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About the Great Pyrenees

Frequently described as “majestic,” Great Pyrenees are big, immensely strong mountain dogs standing as high as 32 inches at the shoulder and often tipping the scales at more than 100 pounds. These steadfast guardians usually exhibit a Zen-like calm, but they can quickly spring into action and move with grace and speed to meet a threat. The lush weatherproof coat is all white, or white with markings of beautiful shades of gray, tan, reddish-brown, or badger.

AKC Breed Standard:

History of the breed

Bud Boccone helps us celebrate one of the great women in the history of dogs; Mary Crane, “Mother of the Great Pyrenees in America.”
Mary W.A. Crane is recognized as the founder of the Great Pyrenees breed in the United States.

Meet our Noble Acres Great Pyrenees!