Pyrenean Shepherd

  • Size

  • Height

    Rough-Faced males – 15.5 to 18.5 inches at the withers, Rough-Faced females – 15 to 18 inches at the withers; Smooth-Faced males – 15.5 to 21 inches at the withers, Smooth-Faced females – 15.5 to 20.5 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males – 15 to 35 pounds, Females – 15 to 32 pounds
  • Coat

    Rough-Faced – Long or demi-long; Smooth-Faced – Short
  • Color

    Black, black and white, blue merle, brindle, brindle merle, fawn, fawn merle, gray, slate gray, or white
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Conformation, Herding, Search and Rescue, Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Flyball, Hearing Assistant
  • Indoor/Outdoor


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.

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