Pyrenean Mastiff

Although not certain, it's widely believed the breed descended from molosser dogs brought to Spain from Sumeria and Assyria by the Phoenicians over 3,000 years ago.
Pyrenean Mastiff adult standing black and white

About the Pyrenean Mastiff

Pyrenean Mastiffs are ideal for guarding rural properties and people. These easy-to-train dogs are friendly, calm, noble and especially intelligent.

Strangers will be met by a brave and ferocious dog that stands its ground come what may; other dogs will meet a good-natured creature that is fully aware of its strength. Pyrenean Mastiffs are accomplished fighters if need be, drawing on all the skills they have acquired as a breed in centuries of combat with wolves. Their bark is deep and low, their expression alert.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country: Spain
Size category: Very large
Avg life expectancy: 10-12 years
Calm / Gentle / Independent / Quiet / Even-tempered / Sociable / Resilient / Confident / Protective

Key facts

Makes a great guard dog
Needs little training
Requires moderate grooming
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