Pyrenean Shepherd Dog Breed

Pyrenean Shepherd
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
Males – 15 to 35 pounds, Females – 15 to 32 pounds
Rough-Faced – Long or demi-long; Smooth-Faced – Short
Black, black and white, blue merle, brindle, brindle merle, fawn, fawn merle, gray, slate gray, or white
Conformation, Herding, Search and Rescue, Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Flyball, Hearing Assistant

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.

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 Shepherds were used as couriers, guards and search-and-rescue dogs during World War I.