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

FCI Group 2, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Very large
Avg life expectancy
10–12 translations.feature.breeds.years

Calm / Gentle / Independent / Quiet / Even-tempered / Sociable / Resilient / Confident / Protective


  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Needs little training
  • Requires moderate grooming