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Pyrenean Sheepdog

From humble origins, the Pyrenean Sheepdog was virtually unknown in official canine circles until the beginning of the 20th century.

About the Pyrenean Sheepdog

Its type varies considerably from one valley to the next, but while its size and coat can be very different, its character and behaviour never are. The first standard was published between 1921 and 1925 and it has barely changed since.

The mixture of coarse and woolly hair can cause cording and sometimes matting, which overlaps like tiles on the croup and thighs. Cording may even be found on the breast and the front of the elbows.

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

Breed specifics

FCI Group 1, AKC Herding Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
15–17 years

Assertive / Lively

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Patient with children and other animals
  • Requires moderate grooming

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