Dogs - Pyrenean Mountain Dog (Great Pyrenees)
The Pyrenean Mountain dog is thought to originate in France. The Pyrenees mountain range form the border between France and Spain. The thick coat protected the dog from the harsh, snowy winters. The dogs were bred on farms and helped the farmers to herd the livestock to and from the pastures. In winter, the herds & flocks were brought down to the valleys for shelter and so they could be given food.
Temperament: The Pyrenean Mountain Dog, or Great Pyrenees as they are called in USA, is gentle natured and placid.
Weight: 45 - 60 kgs
Height at shoulder: 65 - 81 cms