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Great pyrenees bernese mountain dog
The Great Pyrenees, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Swiss Mountain Dog, Pyrenean Dog or Pyrenean Shepherd (, ) is a dog breed of the Pyrenees mountain range that was originally bred by Swiss mountain farmers for work and for the sake of hunting, although today it is known primarily as a companion dog. It is one of the most popular breeds in Switzerland, with an estimated population of over 80,000, and it is the third most popular breed in Switzerland and fourth most popular breed in Europe. As of 2008, the Great Pyrenees is ranked the sixth most popular breed in the US.
The Great Pyrenees is a breed that exhibits a "distinctive and unique expression", with a "high, proud carriage, deep eyes, full-lipped, black and white, rectangular-shaped head with a small, pointed, slightly longer than wide, black nose and with a black to brown coat of short and hard, wavy hair, of which the undercoat is longer in the winter."
In general, the Great Pyrenees is a large, muscular dog with a heavy bone and broad, square chest. Its body is approximately as long as its height from nose to base of tail, with a short, strong back. The head is of medium length with a blunt skull and flat ears that are slightly longer than they are tall. The tail is black, straight, and of variable length, and the breed is known to have a reputation for a long, wavy tail. The Great Pyrenees is a strong-boned dog, with a powerful and muscular body.
The legs are moderately muscular and are also very strong and long, with strong bone and wide joints. In proportion to its size, it has relatively long legs. The legs of the Great Pyrenees are typically black and white, with the joints and feet being predominantly white. The feet of the Great Pyrenees are large and oval, with the toes turned in, and it has a deep, clean, white to off-white dewclaws on the front legs. The chest of the Great Pyrenees is broad, strong, and muscular, and it has a "pronounced, double-barrel chest". The Great Pyrenees has a heavy musculature, making it a "well-developed" breed.
The Great Pyrenees' coat is dense, of medium length, and curly. As it matures, it will grow longer and become more wiry and dense. The hair is usually wiry, soft, and double or triple coated. The coat can be either short and curly or long and wiry. The undercoat is generally double coated, and is very dense and wiry, forming a protective layer for the coat. In the summer, the undercoat can be longer and lighter than the outer coat, while in the winter, the undercoat is longer and heavier than the outer coat. The coat of the Great Pyrenees is generally thick, dense, and wiry, and is often described as "tough".
The Great Pyrenees is an intelligent, bold, courageous, and independent dog. It has a strong instinct and desire for adventure and is generally inquisitive and lively. The Great Pyrenees is a sturdy, fearless dog, and can be a good guard dog. The Great Pyrenees is naturally reserved around strangers, but is easily trained and is easily influenced. Because of the Great Pyrenees' intelligence, independence, and strength of character, it can be "extremely possessive and territorial."
The Great Pyrenees is an active breed that can be stubborn and aggressive toward unfamiliar people. The Great Pyrenees is eager to please and enjoys being with people, and it is a strong and loyal companion. The Great Pyrenees has a strong attachment to its family and requires a secure environment. The Great Pyrenees is very protective of its family, and has a strong territorial instinct that can cause it to protect its territory, and even attack intruders. The Great Pyrenees is a loyal and faithful dog, and because of its instinct to guard, is protective of those who it deems to be its family. However, it has been noted that the Great Pyrenees can have a "temperament that is not very tolerant of children or of older people."
The Great Pyrenees can be very protective and protective of its territory, even with strangers. The Great Pyrenees can be aggressive toward other dogs, particularly other large breeds. As a result, the Great Pyrenees has a reputation as a "vicious" dog. The Great Pyrenees is an aggressive breed that will challenge people to defend themselves if they perceive themselves to be threatened. Because of its territorial nature, it is wise to socialize the Great Pyrenees with dogs of a similar size. The Great Pyrenees is a very powerful dog that can be aggressive to animals smaller than itself, and will protect its family or pack from any threat. The Great Pyrenees is naturally territorial, and is not a breed that should be allowed in apartments or houses unless the dog is properly socialized.
The history of the Great Pyrenees is not known for certain, although there are a few theories about where the breed originated. The first Great Pyrenees was likely born in the Pyrenees, but it is also theorized that the breed may have originated in Germany. It is known that the first documented Pyrenean dogs were owned by farmers in the Swiss canton of Valais in the 17th century. They were bred for the sake of hunting, and it is believed that they were the first breed to originate from Switzerland. The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a large, sturdy dog that is believed to have been bred in the Pyrenees by a breed called the Bernese Mountain Dog, which originated in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland in the 19th century. By the beginning of the 20th century, the Great Pyrenees was developed into the breed that it is today.
The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is still the most popular breed in Switzerland