Pyrenean Shepherd

Pyrenean Shepherd

This dog is active and needs plenty of exercise. It does well with other dogs and pets but may be wary of strangers.

Breed Overview

The Pyrenean Shepherd has ancient origins but is believed to have originated in France. Their only duty was herding and they would work as a team with Great Pyrenees dogs who acted as protectors. Pyrenean Shepherds were also used during the second World War as alert dogs and search and rescue dogs. These dogs are alert and energetic and love to be part of the action. They are very obedient and easy to train. These shepherds get along well with other pets but may be wary of strangers. They need plenty of exercise to stay content, such as a long walk and vigorous play each day. Their coats need brushing about once a week.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
 
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
 
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
 
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
 
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate
 

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 15.5-22"; Female: 15-20"
Weight: over 100 lb
Lifespan: 9-15 years

Breed Traits

Energetic, Herding group, Obedient,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Pyrenean Shepherd:
Less Common Concerns for Pyrenean Shepherd:
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