The Great Pyrenees is believed to have come from Siberia or Central Asia. He’s named after the European mountain range where he was used to guard flocks on the mountainous slopes. He was also cherished by the French nobles in the 17th century and named as the French court dog.
He can be territorial if guarding something. However, he’s also tolerant and quiet when with his family. He was bred to be independent so he may not always be the most obedient of dogs. He needs daily exercise in a fenced off area or on a leash. He does bark a lot, especially when it’s night. His thick, weather resistant coat is white but may have tan, badger or gray markings. He’s 25 – 32 inches in height.