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Pyrenean Shepherd

Originally bred to herd sheep in the French Pyrenees Mountains, the Pyrenean Shepherd is a powerful dog with a small, lean body and unique triangular head. The breed has two varieties: Rough-Faced and Smooth-Faced. An ideal companion, the Pyrenean Shepherd is alert, sensitive and intelligent. This energetic, cheerful dog thrives on having a job to do and is a perfect fit for active families.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children if properly trained
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
An athletic breed with great stamina, the Pyrenean Shepherd is fondly called “Pyr Shep.” This breed can cover up to 25 miles a day working alongside a shepherd or farmer. Two of these vigorous dogs are capable of herding a flock of 1,000 sheep. Pyrenean Shepherd were used as couriers, guards and search-and-rescue dogs during World War I.
Also Known As:
Berger des Pyrénées
Petit Berger
Pyrenees Sheepdog
Pyrenean Shepherd
  • Size Small
  • Height Rough-Faced – 38 to 47 centimetres at the withers, Smooth-Faced – 39 to 53 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 7 to 16 kilograms, Females – 7 to 14.5 kilograms
  • Coat Rough-Faced – Long or demi-long; Smooth-Faced – Short
  • Energy High
  • Colour Black, black and white, blue merle, brindle, brindle merle, fawn, fawn merle, grey, slate grey, or white
  • Activities Conformation, Herding, Search and Rescue, Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Flyball, Hearing Assistant
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both