Great Pyrenees

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Great Pyrenees

a very large (90-140 lb), powerfully built dog with a medium to long, thick coat in white, sometimes with patches of badger, gray or pale yellow. The ears are small and the tail long. Characteristically, there are double dewclaws on the hindfeet. The breed is predisposed to osteochondrosis. Outside North America, called Pyrenean Mountain dog.
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LOOKING the part for St Valentine's,Ellie,a four- month old Pyrenean mountain dog became a celebrity for a day when she officially helped open a new canine business venture in North Wales.
The breed that really stole my heart at the show was the Pyrenean mountain dog - though I don't think Gerry would be impressed if I came homewith not just another big dog, but one that couldend up weighing 65kg and which would shed long white hairs all over his precious dark suits.
A rare sight on the streets, this breed is often mistaken for a long-haired German Shepherd, but it is a much more handsome and sturdily-built dog whose foundation stock is Newfoundland, Pyrenean Mountain Dog and St Bernard.
Charlotte Faulkner was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to Pyrenean mountain dog Willow, after a trial at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.
Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club of Scotland's show, Biggar Farmers' Club Showground.
Such as Gandalf, a seven-stone ball of Pyrenean mountain dog fluff, who received a standing ovation as he took the stage to collect his Caring Animal of the Year award.
Set in the middle of a beautiful snowy national park full of wolves, wolverines, foxes, arctic hares and rabbits, the huskies are bossed by a big, handsome, cuddly Pyrenean Mountain dog called Roy.
ANIMAL MAGIC: Graduating Avonvale veterinary nurses (left to right) Charlotte Wildman, Abi Burgoyne (with Pyrenean mountain dog Jess) and Natasha Ellis
SUNDAY: Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club of Scotland's Championship Show in the Kirkconnell Hall, Ecclefechan, by Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire; Pointer Club of Scotland's Championship Show in the Leisure Centre, Gorebridge, Midlothian.
OCTOBER 7: Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club of Scotland Championship Show in Lockerbie.
The guarding type are epitomised by the French Pyrenean Mountain Dog or Patous, while a similar dog in Italy is the Maremma.