The Great Pyrenees can be aggressive if not properly trained and socialized. They will attempt to defend their home from intruders, even if they happen to be one of your friends or family members. However, most of the time, Great Pyrenees are not blatantly aggressive.

Are Great Pyrenees naturally aggressive?

Though Great Pyrenees are not inherently aggressive or misbehaving dogs, they do require proper training as puppies to make sure that they stay in check. Great Pyrenees puppies are known to be stubborn and quite difficult to train, which can be quite challenging for new owners.

Are Great Pyrenees good family dogs?

Personality: The Great Pyrenees is a calm, well-mannered, serious dog known for his great devotion to family, including well-behaved children. These dogs are generally trustworthy, affectionate and gentle, but if the need arises, they will not hesitate to try to protect their family and their territory.

Are Great Pyrenees aggressive with other dogs?

The Great Pyrenees is a large, powerful livestock guardian. This breed should be protective and confident. Aggression toward other dogs is inconsistent with his natural personality. However, certain environmental factors can draw out unwanted aggression in this otherwise gentle giant.

Are Great Pyrenees fighting dogs?

Pyrenees Myth #4: “They are just gentle giants.”

They are perfectly capable of fighting off predators, and years ago the breed was known for its protectiveness rather than its gentleness. Breeders have worked for the past 50 years to breed our dogs so that they are fearless and tame.

What is the Great Pyrenees bite force?

What is the bite force of the Great Pyrenees? There is no definite answer or calculation of this but it is expected that given his size and the size of his head, the bite force could be anywhere between 400 to 600 pounds. And this is a lot if the dog attacks a human.

Why does my Great Pyrenees growl at me?

Expect some growling. This is normal. They can try to guard areas and this should be addressed. You should get to say who rules, and occasionally, a Pyr will try to challenge you for supremacy.

At what age do Great Pyrenees start guarding?

around six months

Usually around six months, a Great Pyrenees will find his voice and begin his job of guarding and protecting. Unlike most guard dogs, they are not “attack” dogs. Great Pyrenees very rarely attack and typically only as a last resort.

Why are so many Great Pyrenees abandoned?

So many pyrs end up in shelters or rescue because they have often been overbred, unsocialized, underfed and neglected on large farms or with backyard breeders. Overall, Pyrs are calm, gentle giants who make wonderful pets when owners understand their unique nature.