|Pyrenees are a devote family dog with very protective instincts towards its home and loved ones. They are compassionat animals which hold the family unit in utmost importance. They are large dogs, standing 27-32" at the shoulders and weighing 90-125lb. Origonating from France in the Pyrenees Mountains, Pyrs were bred to guard flocks of sheep against predators and theives for many days at a time. Then, throughout the middle ages they were used to avert prisoners of the French fortresses from escaping. Their history explains why the Great Pyrenees is the reliable protector of our day, guarding our children and watching over our homes.