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Thank you for visiting the Impyrial Great Pyrenees web site! We take great pride in our canine companions. We strive to produce a well-rounded dog that is suitable to be a loving family pet, a top show dog or capable of following its heritage by being a confident guard dog. Together with our partners at Guardenia Great Pyrenees, we have been actively involved in the breed for seventy years! Our goal is to create a dog that possesses the qualities we feel are important to the essence of the breed: correct type with that "distant" Pyrenean expression, good size without losing the necessary elegance, soundness of both body and mind with strong movement required of a working dog.

We hope you find our web site informative. Feel free to ask any questions about these "majestic gentle giants" - the dog of ancient Royalty! We hope you enjoy your visit!

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Recent Accomplishments

2013 "Splash" wins Best of Breed at GSGPC's Regional Specialty!
  "Matsui" wins Best in Veteran Sweepstakes at GSGPC's Regional Specialty!
  "Blossom" wins Best in Puppy Sweepstakes at GSGPC's Regional Specialty!
  "Titan" wins his first Group placement!
  "Splash" becomes a Multiple Group Winner!
  "Blossom" wins Best in Show Puppy at GSGPC's Specialty Match and Best in Show Puppy at the Plainfield Kennel Club All-Breed Match!
  Recipient of the Outstanding Sportsman Award from the Great Pyrenees Club of America
  "Matsui" wins Best of Breed and Best in Veteran Sweepstakes at the Connecticut River Working Dog Show and goes on to win a Group 4 the same day at nine years of age! At the same show "Splash" wins Best of Opposite Sex and "Cupcake" wins Winners Bitch
  "Cupcake" finishes her Championship in six consecutive shows, making her the fastest finish in 2013 (as of September statistics)!
2012 "Titan" wins an Award of Excellence at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Show!
  "Splash" wins Best of Opposite Sex at GSGPC's Fall Regional Specialty and wins her first Group placement the same weekend!
  "Splash" wins the Puppy Invitational at the 2012 GPCA National Specialty!
  "Matsui" wins Best in Veteran Sweepstakes at the 2012 GPCA National Specialty!
  "Cupcake" wins Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Futurity at the 2012 GPCA National Specialty!
  "Splash" wins Best of Breed over Specials to finish her Championship!
  "Matsui" wins the Working Group!
  "Splash" wins Reserve Winners Bitch at the GPCA Spring Regional with an entry of over 100 Pyrs the day after the National Specialty!
  "Cupcake" wins Best in Puppy Sweepstakes at the PFNE Regional Specialty at six months!
  "Devon" wins Best in Veteran Sweepstakes and an Award of Merit at the PFNE Regional Specialty at ten years!
2011 "Matsui" wins Best Veteran in Show and qualifies for GPCA Hall of Fame Show Dogs!
  "Powder" finishes her Championship!
  "Matsui" is awarded the title Bronze Grand Champion!
  Littermates "Tango" and "Romeo each "finish their Championship!
  "Matsui" wins Best of Breed at GSGPC's Regional Specialty!
  "Romeo" wins Winners Dog and Best of Winners at GSGPC's Regional Specialty! He also won 2nd in his Open Dog class at the GPCA National Specialty.
  "Splash" wins Best in Futurity at the GPCA National Specialty! She won both her Majors during the GSGPC's Specialty weekend.
2010 Recipient of the Outstanding Sportsman Award for Rockland County Kennel Club
  Winner of the Working Group in the Eukanuba Breeder Stakes competition with our team of "Devon", "Matsui", and "Missy"!
  Karen Justin of Impyrial is officially recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Breeder of Merit
  Impyrial is awarded a medallion for being one of the first breeders to earn a Grand Championship title. Both "Devon" and "Matsui" are now Grand Champions.
  "Creme" becomes a new Champion!
  "Blaze" finishes her Championship!
  "Matsui" wins Best of Breed at GSGPC's Regional Specialty and takes a Group 2 the same day!
  "Devon" wins back to back Best Veteran in Show at the Twin Brooks Kennel Club's July shows!
  "Devon" is featured on the front page of the OFA web site as their OFA Champion of Health -- You can see his story at the OFA web site!
2009 "Devon" wins his 4th Regional Specialty and Best in Veteran Sweepstakes at GSGPC's Regional Specialty. This win pushes him up one notch to the Number Nine Top Winning Great Pyrenees in Breed History in Breed Points!
  "Flash" takes Winners Dog, Best of Winners at GSGPC's Regional Specialty and finishes his Championship in seven shows with four majors!
  "Indigo" takes Winners Bitch at GSGPC's Regional Specialty and finishes her Championship in six shows, undefeated!
  "Devon" wins the only Award of Merit at the GPCA National Specialty under breeder judge Mrs. Jean Cave-Pero
  "Devon" wins Best in Veteran Sweepstakes at the GPCA National Specialty under breeder judge Mr. Dan Hodel and also wins Best Veteran in Show under breeder judge Mrs. Jean Cave-Pero
  "Devon" is chosen for the OFA Champion of Health Award for his outstanding health clearances and producing get with outstanding health clearances
  "Devon" wins Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show for the second time
  "Rosina" wins Best of Opposite Sex at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show
2008 "Devon" is now the #10 Top Winning Great Pyrenees of All Time in Breed Points!
  "Darwin" wins Best of Breed at the Eukanuba Invitational!
  "Indigo" wins Best of Opposite Sex in Puppy Sweepstakes at the GPCA National Specialty under Breeder Judge Michael Floyd.
  Littermates "Romeo" and "Indigo" each win first in their 6-9 month puppy class at their first show, the GPCA National Specialty!
  "Devon" wins the First Award of Merit for the 3rd time at the GPCA National Specialty under Breeder Judge Keith Savage.
  "Darwin" enters the Great Pyrenees Show Dog Hall of Fame in style by winning back-to-back Group Firsts!
  "Devon" wins Best of Opposite Sex at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
  "Devon" wins 9 out of 10 Bests of Breed on the very competitive Florida Circuit.
2007 "Devon" is the No. 1 Great Pyrenees Dog All Systems!
  "Tycoon" is the No. 1 Great Pyrenees in Japan!
  "Devon" wins GSGPC's Regional Specialty for the second time.
  "Darwin" takes his first, of multiple, Group 1s in New Mexico.
  "Devon" goes Best in Show at the Connecticut River Working Dog Show, the first Great Pyrenees to win top honors!
  "Devon" wins another Specialty under breeder judge Mrs. Jean Cave-Pero.
  5 New Champions as of February, 2007 -- "Seiko", "Pixie", and "Taylor", "Spencer", and "Missy"
  "Darwin" wins 1st Award of Merit at Westminster Kennel Club!
2006 #1 Great Pyrenees All Systems!
  #13 Working Dog
  Devon makes the Top Twenty Great Pyrenees of All Time in Breed and All-Breed Points!
  5 New Champions -- "Blondie", "Endora", "Dorothy", "Matsui", and "Estee"
  "Devon" wins Best Bred By and Bred By Group 4 at AKC/Eukanuba Invitational in Tampa
  "Devon" receives an Award of Merit at the GPCA National Specialty
  "Devon" wins Best of Breed at Westminster and makes the cut in the Group
  "Devon" takes another Best in Show!
  Breeder of the Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed Winner for the fourth consecutive year
2005 Impyrial Makes History!
First Great Pyrenees to Win the Group at Westminster!
  Only 2 Great Pyrenees win Best in Show in all of 2005, both bred here at Impyrial
  "Devon" wins Multiple Bests In Show Breeder/Owner Handled and finishes the year as No. 1 in Breed Points and No. 2 All-Breed, while "Fame" finishes as No. 1 All-Breed, No. 2 in Breed, and No. 10 Working Dog in only four months of showing
  Winners Dog and First Award of Merit GPCA National Specialty
  "Devon" qualifies for the GPCA Hall of Fame for Show Dogs
  Breeder of the Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed Winner for the third consecutive year
  First Award of Merit Winner Westminster
  AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Best of Breed Winner and Viewers' Choice Award Winner
  AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Best Bred by Exhibitor Award Winner
  "Darcy" enters Show Hall of Fame with a Group First at age 10!
  "Darcy" qualifies for Hall of Fame for Producers
2004 National Specialty Best of Breed Winner
  No. 1 Great Pyrenees & No. 3 Working Dog 2004 All Systems
  No. 1 Breeder-Owner Handled Great Pyrenees in Breed Points
  Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Winner
2003 GPCA National Specialty Sweepstakes Winner
  GPCA National Specialty Futurity Winner for the third consecutive year
  No. 1 Great Pyrenees & Top Ten Working Dog All Systems


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