Great Pyrenees


Great Pyr·​e·​nees -ˈpir-ə-ˌnēz How to pronounce Great Pyrenees (audio)
plural Great Pyrenees
: any of a breed of large heavy-coated white dogs often used to guard livestock

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Examples of Great Pyrenees in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patches now lives with Beaman and her family, which includes an older Great Pyrenees who is excited to have a little sister. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2024 Ardal is a Great Pyrenees mix with a white spot on his neck and white paws and chest. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,, 7 Apr. 2024 The Papillon went from 51 to 45, and the Great Pyrenees jumped from 69 to 64. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 20 Mar. 2024 Casper, a Great Pyrenees owned by John Wierwille of Decatur, suffered major injuries after fighting off nearly a dozen of the wild dogs protecting his owner's flock of sheep, American Farm Bureau reported. USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2024 Our tester has a 90-pound Great Pyrenees who, for the most part, did well with this bowl. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 22 Jan. 2024 The 2-year-old canine, a Great Pyrenees named Casper, is in the running to become the People's Choice Pup winner of the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) Farm Dog of the Year competition. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 4 Dec. 2023 In late October, a woman found the Great Pyrenees wandering the streets of Fort Bend County, Texas, as a stray. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 As one of the largest dogs who assisted us with this test, 110-pound Winnie, a Great Pyrenees mix, dazzled in The Foggy Dog Collar. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 20 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Great Pyrenees was in 1933

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“Great Pyrenees.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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