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Some facts about the Great Pyrenees - starting with: the color of the Great Pyrenees

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The most of you know the Great Pyrenenees as the big white dog or white dog with some color on the ears and an occasional colored spot on the body.

I wil try to explain a little more about the coloring of the Great Pyrenees. And illustrate it with some pictures.

The majority of the Great Pyrenees are born with colored patches on the head and often with a colored patch at the root of the tail. There are also puppies with colored patches on the body, mostly one or two.

GP Litter
This photograph shows a litter of 5 puppies just 2 days old. From left to right: a heavy colored puppy with marks on the body and on the head [which is hidden behind the next puppy], the secand puppy has dark marks on the ears only. The third one has markings on the head and a little heartshaped spot just above the tail. The fourth one is white without any markings and the fifth one is another heavy marked puppy with patches on the body and on the head.

These are individual photographs of the puppies 1 day old

Puppy 1 Puppy 2
Puppy 3 Puppy 4
Puppy 5
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