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Pyrenean Mountain Dog Breed Fact Sheet

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Pyrenean Mountain Dog Breed Information

Group 6: Utility

Energy Level: Moderate to high

Original Function: sheep guardian

Temperament: Quietly confident. Nervousness and unprovoked aggression highly undesirable.

Characteristics: A natural guard dog protecting shepherd and sheep.

Recommended for: Knowledgeable of the breed people & families.

Be Aware: They are late to mature. Over 2 years old.

Lifespan: 10-12 years


Height: Min. for Dogs- 70cm (28")

Height: Min. for Bitch- 65cm (26")

Colour: White or white with patches of tan, wolf- grey or pale yellow.

Coat: Undercoat profuse, outercoat thick,straight or lightly wavy.

General Appearance: Extra large body. Eyes dark. Ears hang to the side of the head. Tail is long. A powerful and imposing dog with a certain elegance. Great size, strongly built but not cumbersome. Well balanced and of noble bearing.



The Pyrenean Mountain Dog has descended from the Asian Mastiff family, French writers in the 1400s recorded that these dogs were very valuable to the French chateaux, for their guarding abilities, their temperament was less gentle than it is now.
They make wonderful protective family companions, they are gentle and fit into both city and country life.
They must be well trained while young and small, and you will benefit from this when they mature.

Grooming- regular brushing is needed to keep the coat looking good, extra care is needed during their moulting. Bath when necessary.

Exercise- plenty of exercise is needed to keep them fit and happy.

Health- This breed is generally sound but some can be prone to hereditary eye disease and deafness.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition


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