Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is one of the world’s oldest natural breeds. This breed has been used for thousands of years to guard flocks against predators, especially wolves and bears (Clark Jr., 2012). It was not until the 1800s that they began being used as general farm dogs in France; their physical characteristics have made them useful for herding cattle. By 1964, Great Pyrenees were officially recognized by The American Kennel Club as a working group member (Clark Jr., 2012).