People always ask me why I love the Great Pyrenees breed, so I thought it would be fun to poll other pyr owners to see their responses. Here are the most popular reasons that people love Great Pyrenees (in no particular order).
Loyal. In the good times and bad, a pyr will always be at your side.
Protective. A pyr would give his life to protect you. Coyotes, bears, and untrustworthy people are no match for a Great Pyrenees.
Great family dog. Their gentle nature makes them great with children, the elderly, special needs, and everywhere in between.
Pyr paw. Have you ever taught a dog to shake only to have the dog continually offer their paw in hopes of a treat? Well, pyrs do this without being taught shake. Imagine being whacked by a giant pyr paw. We pyrents love it 🙂
Independent. Pyrs were bred to work without the need for human intervention. While they’re not highly trainable, we love their intelligence and instincts.
Low odor. The Great Pyrenees has a self-cleaning coat which has minimal oils. This leads them to be a very low odor dog.
Sensitive. For being such a large, strong dog, pyrs have a very sensitive personality that makes them even more endearing.
Intuitive. They always ‘just know’.
Beauty. The Great Pyrenees is absolutely breath-taking.
Broad personality. Cuddle bug one minute and guard dog the next, the pyr can easily switch between roles.
Expressiveness. Between their stunning smile and soulful eyes, you can always tell how a pyr is feeling.
Gentle. As livestock guardians, they were bred to tolerate animals of all sizes and ages. It’s not uncommon to see a pyr wrestle with a Great Dane and then lie calmly to play with a Pomeranian.
Versatile. A livestock guardian dog living in the country protecting his flock or a therapy dog living in the city. A pyr is happy either way.
Butt swagger. Nuff said.
Why do you love Great Pyrenees?