Pyrenean Sheepdog Longhaired

Breed Details


Exercise Requirements:

Grooming Requirements:


8-14 Kg (Approx)

Life Span:

10 years (Approx)


A dog displaying a maximum of nervous energy in a minimum of size and weight. An ever alert physiognomy, a knowing air combined with great liveliness of movement give this dog a characteristic appearance unlike any other.


Coming from humble beginnings, it was practically unknown to the official dog scene until the early 20th century. Its type varies considerably from one valley to the next, its shape, its coat can be very different, but its character and behaviour never varies. The first official standard was drawn up between 1921 and 1925 by Mr. Bernard Seanc-Lagrange. It was first modified under his presidency and then under those of Messrs. Charles Duconte (1954-1986), Guy Mansencal (1986-2000) and Alain Pecoult (since 2000) in close collaboration with Raymond Triquet since 2001.


It is a courageous, resourceful little dog, showing initiative and totally devoted to its master. It is headstrong by nature and firm control is usually needed to channel its energy and bring out its intelligence and liveliness. It is often wary of strangers.


The Pyrenean Sheepdog needs weekly brushing to keep his coat free from mats and tangles and looking its best. His scruffy appearance comes from his double coat a soft undercoat and a protective outer coat which features a combination of straight and short to moderately long hair. The harsh outer coat may shed quite a bit, while the soft undercoat can mat very easily. The coat can be kept combed out and left as it grows or can be corded as desired.


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