Breed Information

If you own a Great Pyrenees, or if you are considering owning one, these articles should be of use to you:

  • Breed History – Learn about the origins of this magnificent breed.

  • Is This the Breed for You? – If you are considering being a first-time owner, this is a must-read.

  • Buying a Puppy – A guide to choosing the right breeder, including contact information.

  • Breed Mentors – A list of qualified persons who are willing to share their expertise with other Great Pyrenees owners and judges.

  • Livestock Guardian Dogs – The Great Pyrenees is an excellent choice, as it was developed for this purpose.

  • Official Standard – The American Kennel Club standard, which is used by judges in dog shows.

  • Illustrated Standard – A GPCA guide to help owners, fanciers, breeders, and judges better understand and interpret the official standard.

  • Care, Feeding, Training – Some important considerations if you own a Great Pyrenees.

  • Obedience Training – A good idea for any dog — especially a large one!

  • Grooming – How to keep your Great Pyrenees looking at its best.