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Great Pyrenees, Pyrenean Mountain Dog


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.


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


Lily and her mother Luna.

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lori.tas 12 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.

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eulalia rubio 12 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 12 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 12 years ago

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

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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

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