Welcome to Talisman Great Pyrenees website! We are located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. My name is Dale and I am a member of the Great Pyrenees Club of America (GPCA). "Unpaid kennel help" includes my husband, David. Our daughter, Sara "escaped" to New York to study voice.

I chose the kennel prefix TALISMAN because the Great Pyrenees is an ancient livestock guardian breed that originates in France. I wanted to use a French word that Americans could pronounce even if we cannot say it as beautifully as the French. A talisman is defined as something that brings good luck or protects the possessor from evil. I think Pyrs aptly fit this definition. As companions, these dogs bring great joy into our lives and certainly let no harm come to us.

' ta-l&s-m&n, - l&z-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -mans
Etymology : French talisman or Spanish talismán or Italian talismano ; all from Arabic tilsam , from Middle Greek telesma , from Greek, consecration, from telein to initiate into the mysteries, complete, from telos end --
1 : an object held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune
2 : something producing apparently magical or miraculous effects
- tal·is·man·ic /
" ta-l&s-'ma-nik, - l&z- / adjective
- tal·is·man·i·cal·ly /
- ni-k(&-) lE / adverb

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