A Great Pyrenees Welcome
Welcome, and thanks for visiting
Great-Pyrenees.us. As our
name implies, this is a site about Great Pyrenees dogs; one of
the finest dog breeds in the world. We are not
breeders, dealers, kennel owners or anything remotely related to
the professional business of dogs. Unlike other sites, we
prefer to chat with you about our Pyr just like we would if we
were having dinner together. We're not like those
pretentious dog owners everyone pokes fun at... we don't "show"
our Lilly except to friends who stop by for a visit.
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not like those who see their pets as livestock. Our pooch is a
member of the family. Like our kids, she sometimes drives us crazy
and does things we'd prefer she didn't, but we love her and treat her with
fondness and respect. So settle in friend, and let us tell you about
our Pyr. If you want to know a little more
about us, go here.
We happen to own and love our very own
Great Pyrenees named
Lilly Belle. Actually, her full registered
name is "Dame Stargazer Lilly Belle" (don't look at me, that was my wife's idea).
Although she now weighs almost 100 pounds and
looks like a mature, full-sized dog, she is still - and acts like - a
puppy. This breed makes wonderful watchdogs and loyal, fantastic
pets. They are great with children and
cats (we have three of each -
kids and cats), and their temperament makes them well suited as the
ideal family dog.
Hip Dysplasia in Large Dogs
Hip dysplasia is a degenerative condition of the
pelvic joints that can lead to severe pain and partial paralysis in large dogs.
Left untreated, it can be debilitating, but with the help of surgery, the leg
can be restored, and oftentimes better than the dog ever enjoyed.
Our Great Pyrenees, Lilly Belle, underwent an operation on her left hip to
correct her hip dysplasia. We are now mid-way through the healing process
and we can see a huge difference. The biggest problem is keeping her on
one floor and not being able to let her walk (or run) off the leash. The
doctor's instructions were quite specific and we will be telling everything
we've learned about hip dysplasia on this website. See
Lilly's x-rays and a video of her prior to hip
replacement surgery and post recovery.
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Great Pyrenees Videos
Wow! We did it. We've
pulled together the largest collection of Pyr videos you'll find
anywhere... I guarantee it. See our
library of Great Pyrenees
videos and enjoy watching dogs from around the world. From
puppies to grand seniors, we have collected the best videos for your
Pyr's Book Review
A New Owner's Guide to Great Pyrenees
is designed to assist new owners in all facets of living with this
energetic working breed. From selecting the right Great Pyrenees to
answering the most frequently asked questions regarding health,
nutrition, and training, this detailed guide offers the owner sound
advice on how to raise a healthy and happy dog for a lifetime of fun
We bought this book and highly recommend it to new owners of Pyrs.
It will give you vital insight to your dog's behavior. Trust
me, you will need it!
Buy it here for
Does Your Dog Eat The Cat Food?
Our Lilly is a cat food junkie. If
left alone, she will steal the cat's food before they've had a
chance to turn their noses up at the chef's food du jour.
To keep the cat food out of reach of the dog - but within reach
of the cats - we built a nifty little dog-proof cat feeder.
See our dog-proof cat feeder here...
Of Skunks And Pyrs
Do you know what to do if your dog
tangles with a skunk? We learned the hard way, and most
importantly, we learned what NOT do Even if the threat
of skunk attacks is not a problem in your area, you will enjoy
reading about Lilly, the skunk
Driving Miss Lilly
If you're like we are, you want to take your dog
everywhere you go. Great Pyrenees are LARGE dogs and our dog Lilly
loves to travel in our truck (or mama's car). To make it easier
for her and give her some room see how we made
our DIY "Lilly Pad"...
your Pyr on icy roads?
is winter now and your pooch might like the cold and snow, but
those of us who navigate on two legs have a problem on icy
roads. See how we solved the problem of
giving our pooch the exercise she needs when the weather isn't
fit for man or beast. Being dragged on the ice by a 100 lb.
puppy is not my idea of fun! Get the right leash and the right
motorized vehicle and read
Is It Mite Season?
If your dog has been
scratching his ears a lot lately, there might be a
problem. When you check to see that it is that is
causing your dog the problem, if you noticed a dark
discoloration and a foul smell coming from the troubled
ear your dog very well could be the victim of ear
mites. Read this new
article about canine ear mites...
Dogs are good therapy
Anyone who owns a dog already knows this . . . but a
new study shows that dogs keep our hearts alive.
Researchers have found that patients interacting with dogs report that
anxiety levels fell 24 percent and stress hormone rates fell 17
percent. Pulmonary pressures dropped 10 percent.
Read the story...
A Pyr named Kodiak is trained to protect his sheep
from predators, but recently a threat came from a serious fire. When
the barn holding pregnant ewes and yearlings caught fire in the early
morning hours, Diane Pagel awoke to see her barn engulfed in flames.
Read about this heroic dog...
Great Pyrenees (Pyrenean Mountain Dogs) have had their roots
traced all the way back to the Bronze Age. Pyrs are large, magnificent looking
creatures that stand from 27 to 32 inches at the shoulder and can weigh
upwards of 100 pounds. As with many of the large breeds, Great
Pyrenees are known to be gentle with children and cats, which is how they
earned the title of gentle giants. Great Pyrenees are predominately
white in color with tan, gray or reddish brown patches.