Pyrs tend to be affectionate and gentle with their families, but due to their guarding instincts, they can be wary around strangers.
Positive reinforcement training and early socialization is key to preventing fearfulness in the breed, which can weigh up to 120 pounds.
Beneath their massive bodies and, in some cases, copious fur, many are calm and gentle dogs who often just want to snuggle on the couch. Sadly, giant dogs tend to have short life spans and are susceptible to certain health conditions.
Calm, patient and gentle, the Saint can be a good choice for families as long as he is trained and socialized from a young age.
Despite his giant size, this breed usually doesn’t need too much exercise, just a couple of short walks daily.
He typically doesn’t need too much exercise and can adapt to living in an apartment or condo.
The breed generally adores children, but since these dogs are so big, they can accidentally scare or harm kids.