The Great Pyrenees guardian dog takes its name from the Pyrenees mountain range in south western Europe. It has been used to guard flocks of sheep in Europe for centuries, even being adopted as a French court dog in the 17th century. The Great Pyrenees has a strong and natural guardian instinct that needs not be trained. They are intelligent, strong willed dogs that were bred to work naturally and individually, not relying on human commands for work. Our Pyrs take their guardianship quite seriously and watch over us and our animals.