Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. But… wow! A 65 pound fully adult Great Pyrenees. How does that even happen? Even for females, the smallest the breed standard calls for is 25 inches at the shoulder, and approximately 85 pounds.
To put this in perspective, this pup is significantly smaller than Autumn’s family’s (also female) golden retriever.
Ella’s mom asked me to add something to my post:
I ran into you yesterday near Mission Creek and you took a pic of my Great Pyrenees Ella. I got your card and checked out your blog – very fun!
If you end up posting her pic and want to tell people where they can get their own lovable Great Pyrenees… we got her two months ago from Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Rescue in Sacramento: http://spgpc.com/
So there you have it: rescue a Great Pyrenees today! Or, if you’d prefer an even tinier white foofly happy dog, I hear the American Eskimo from a few days ago might still be up for adoption…
“Teacup” Pyr — hmmm, that’s someone who really enjoys their tea right there. 😉
I do feel like I’ve been seeing more of these guys around lately. Maybe they were always around, and I’ve just started noticing. Anyway, it’s nice to know that there’s such a supportive local breed rescue for them.
My first Pyr, a female, topped out at about 72 pounds. Good weight – vet encouraged us to keep her trim for her health – and she was active and puppy-like her whole, long life. Not long enough – I still miss her.
Fletch and Zoe also came from SPGC. That rescue is AWESOME.
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I’m looking for a smaller version of a great Pyrenees to buy and give a good home to. We lost our Sophie a mix of great pyr and Aussie last May. I can’t get over it. I want her face but smaller. We live on an acre and we have property for 3 acres. Can you help?
I don’t really know. Perhaps a samoyed mix, or an American Eskimo dog mix? They look somewhat similar, the faces are similar-ish but somewhat different, but I bet an American Eskimo/golden retriever or a samoyed/golden retriever would look a fair bit like a pyrenees, and the golden retriever gives them a good attitude. (Samoyed faces are a little different, but the fluff is similar, and they’re pretty gorgeous dogs.)
Or if you looked at a Great Pyrenees rescue you might be able to find a half-Pyrenees that would be a little smaller than yours was?
They’re amazing dogs, but I have heard that they can be a lot of work, and rather mischievous.