Why Are Great Pyrenees White?

Great Pyrenees are white because thousands of years ago they originated in Central Asia or Siberia’s snowy mountain regions before being brought to the Pyrenees mountains that border France and Spain. Their white coats made it harder for predators to spot them in the snow.

Although their primary color can range from brilliant white to cream, some great Pyrenees have gray, brown, or tan markings or spots on their ears, head, body, or tail. Sometimes these dark markings fade as the dog matures.