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Are Pyrenean Mastiffs suitable dogs for families with small children?

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Pyrenean Mastiffs are suitable for families with small children. This breed tends to be gentle and peaceful when they feel secure, according to the American Kennel Club.

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Pyrenean Mastiffs have an excellent temperament. They are generally docile and can be protective of the children in a home. Proper socialization is important to make them receptive to people and other dogs. While friendly with their family and friends, Pyrenean Mastiffs are wary of strangers and may act aggressively toward new people approaching their family or homes.

Pyrenean Mastiffs do not require excessive exercise, but do need several walks per day to keep them engaged and prevent boredom. The breed requires regular brushing and grooming to prevent matting. Additionally, Pyrenean Mastiffs shed heavily.

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