In some countries of Europe the Great Pyrenees dogs are stil used as live stock guardians or newly introduced to this task because of the reintegration of wolves and bears.
Mainly in France, Spain, Switzerland and few in Skandinavia and Germany.
- In Skandinavia the Norwegian breeder of Laugtun Great Pyrenees has working Pyrs.
- In France the Pyr is also well known as protector of the sheep and goat herds in the mountains.
- In Switzerland the Great Pyrenees was recently introduced as LGD over the last decennium.
- In Germany there are some sheep owners who introduced the Pyrs recently as guarding dog.