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Great Pyrenees Coat Colors
Photo: Salt'n Pepper Female running with Black Male
Great Pyrenees colors do not have to be so... non-existent. Here we share some unique coats seen in 'Old World' working stock.
If you're not already familiar with color bred lines, we welcome you to learn about these rare coats and the magic of how they transform with maturity.
White Coat: Most common color of the Great Pyrenees and often mistaken as being the only legitimate color for the Great Pyrenees.
White Coated Pyrenees from color bred lines may have black spotted skin but the coat remains pure white when mature.
Orange Coat: Orange color patches on head and/or body.
Orange can appear in a variety of shades and are more popular among American Lines.
Salt'n Pepper: White with Black Patches at birth. Additional Black coloration appears as the Puppy Matures into Adulthood (Photos to your left demonstrate the typical coat of a Salt'n Pepper as you can see in this puppy photographed from birth to adulthood).
Salt'n Pepper are one of the most popular colors in color bred lines. They are a very complementary addition to Herds and Flocks that are themselves Black and White.
Salt'n Pepper blend in fabulously with our Flock of Black Head Dorper Hair Sheep
Full Blaireau Coat: Badger coloration covering the whole body. Fades to a White coat by 7-8 months of age. (same puppy shown from birth to 13wks of age)
Blaireau is a French word meaning Badger. These puppies are about as rare as the excessive black wherein the typical litter may have only one or two Full Blaireau present on average.
Black Coat: Black that covers more than 1/3 of the body.
Black puppies are the most rare. A typical litter from our experience and those of color bred lines we have spoken to report only one or two puppies per litter if they are present at all.