Contact | Blog | Project Noah Facebook | Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Great Pyrenees, Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Description:

Perro de montaña de los Pirineos, Chien de montagne des Pyrénées, a breed of dog that originated in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France. Large and mainly white in color.

Habitat:

Now largely a domestic pet, although they are also still used to guard livestock in the field.

Notes:

Lily and her mother Luna.


Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

4 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

Yes, they are very warm.

When I had three of these I finally understood the saying, "a-three-dog-night." It would be a very cold night, indeed.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 9 years ago

They are very cute and warm. I have a Dalmatian dog, and is stubborn when she is playing with other dogs.

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

I'm afraid the dogs can't come because of Australia's quarantine restrictions, but I would love to come to Spain and see the breed working the mountain flocks some day. I've had this breed for most of my adult life. Lily is my fifth Pyr. They are lovely, but stubborn.

Isabela
Isabela 9 years ago

Lily and Luna are welcome to Spain to visit the land of their ancestors!

lori.tas
Spotted by
lori.tas

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -42.60, Long: 147.25

Spotted on Mar 28, 2009
Submitted on Nov 23, 2010

Related Spottings

Great Pyrenees mix

Nearby Spottings

Tumbling flower beetle Huntsman spider Honey bee Yellow rump thornbill

Reference