They will tell you that âthey own a Great Pyrenees, but heâs not really much of a guard dog and in fact heâs a big, friendly, tail wagging goof. Otherwise, it is too easy for them to seriously hurt or even kill a small, unsuspecting dog. The other two are eighteenth century Great Pyrenees dogs. When the crew arrives on the block, the first job is to release the dogs. Living With: The Great Pyrenees can be a wonderful companion if you live in a suburban or rural area and lead a fairly placid life. The Great Pyrenees is a big dog with an equally big heart. We were at camp and all of our dogs were with the sheep flock when these two giants started casually walking towards us. Great Pyrenees have a reputation as great livestock guardian dogs. At the end of this page look for the link to an amazing story of a family pet that protected its family from a Bear attack.