Frequently Asked Questions

Shaylyn & a Pyrenees

Here at Oak Road Pyrenees, we LOVE our dogs, and we hope you will too! See the most frequently asked questions about breed and puppy adoptions below. If you don’t find the answer to your question on this page, feel free to e-mail us for more information!

About the Great Pyrenees Breed:

What is their temperament?

The Great Pyrenees are generally very gentle, calm and tolerant. They are also very confident and fearless. When a threat arises, they can quickly spring into action to address it. They are very loyal to their family unit and have naturally protective instincts, which make them a great watchdog

Are they good with kids?

They are excellent family dogs. They do very well with children of all ages.

How big do they get?

The average adult Great Pyrenees ranges from 25-32 inches tall. They are generally 85 pounds or more and live approximately 10-12 years.

How much exercise do they need?

An average of 20-30 minutes of exercise per day is healthy for the Great Pyrenees.

Do puppies keep their gray coloring?

All markings on puppies fade significantly over time, leaving a nearly white adult dog. Any remaining markings tend to be light and fairly subtle.

Do they need grooming?

Their thick double coat is naturally tangle resistant, so they need very little grooming. However, they will shed their undercoat during seasonal changes. Brushing can help with these transitions.

Can I train them?

The Great Pyrenees are very independent yet capable dogs. They are highly trainable, but they need patient, consistent leadership.

Where did this breed come from?

They were originally created to live with shepherds and other dogs in the Pyrenees Mountains, protecting the flocks. Their majestic stature and thick coat made them a great ally against predators in that wintry climate.

About Puppies & Adoptions:

What is included with a puppy?

All puppies are AKC registered  and include the following:

  • Microchipped
  • Vet health checked
  • First shots
  • Dewormed
  • 1 year health guarantee
  • Lifetime breeder support

 

Both parents are on site. You may receive a $100 refund if you spay or neuter in the first year.

How much does a puppy cost?

Puppies are $1200.00 limited AKC or $1500.00 for full breeding rights.

A $100 refund is offered if you spay or neuter your puppy within the first year.

Do you ship puppies?

We do not ship puppies, but we will deliver if travel is under ten hours.

How often are puppies available?

We aim to keep our dogs in top health and treat them with great respect. To give them adequate time to rest between litters, we breed each dog once approximately every 1.5 years. For information about our upcoming litters, please click HERE.

How old are puppies when we bring them home??

Families may take puppies home at 9 weeks.

Do you have a waiting list?

Yes! We do have a waiting list. We operate on a first come first serve basis. Individuals can solidify their place on the list with a $200.00 deposit. There is an additional deposit required for AKC breeding rights.

For more detailed information on our waiting list process, read more here.