While affectionate with his family and quiet and tolerant in general, if there is something to guard or protect, the Great Pyrenees can become quite territorial. Because they were bred to work independently and make decisions on their own, Pyrs may not be the star of the local obedience class. The breed should be exercised daily on leash or in a fenced area. New owners should be prepared for barking, especially at night, and brushing approximately once per week.
Saw this image doing a completely unrelated search, but I had to click on it. Beautiful dog. This is what a Golden Retriever is supposed to look like, just like the breed standards say. Like our boy 'Topper.' A broad head and muzzle, and a cobby body with well-boned legs. The perfect color and slightly wavy/curly fur, well-feathered. | The golden retriever, with its intelligence and eager-to-please attitude, is one of the most popular breeds in the United States.