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Great Pyrenees
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Canis familiaris
Family Name:
Canidae
Size:
25-32 inches, but some are as much as 40 inches
Weight:
85-100 lbs.
Color:
solid white, or white with patches of tan, wolf-gray or pale yellow.
Life Span:
about 10 years
 
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Great Pyrenees

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Great Pyrenees Description
  The Great Pyrenees is a very large animal with a solid, muscular body when full grown. It is also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog. Its outer coat is long and coarse, staight or slightly wavy, and its undercoat is soft and thick. Its coat is weather resistant which enables the Pyrenees to live outdoors year round in very harsh climates. It has dark brown, almond-shaped eyes that have a thoughtful, intelligent, dignified expression, and a black nose. The Great Pyrenees looks very much like a brown bear except for its light coloring. Its body proportions are somewhat rectangular. Its length is slightly more than the height at the withers. The topline is level and the chest is fairly broad. It has a wedge-shaped head with a slightly rounded skull with no apparent stop. The triangular ears are medium-sized and pendant. The muzzle is wide and slightly pointed, and its lips are not pendant. It has single dewclaws on the front legs and double dewclaws on the hind legs. Its long, feathered, plumed tail curves upward slightly at the tip and reaches at least to the hocks.  
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